Manchester Victoria named as second worst train station in UK for cancelled services according to new data

The findings have been revealed through analysis by the BBC of ‘On The Trains’ data.
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Manchester Victoria is one of the busiest train stations in the North West, with thousands of people using services every day. The station connects Manchester with towns and cities across the UK. 

The station has, however, been named as the second worst in the country according to new data analysed by the BBC. The data was collated by On Time Trains and it worked out the cancellation rates of the 100 busiest stations in the country. 

Victoria came out as the second worst UK train station for cancellations this year. The data found that 55% of services were on time and 1 in 10 (10%) were cancelled. 

In addition to this, 6% of train services were delayed by 10 minutes or more. 7% of services were delayed for a total of between 5 and 9 minutes. 

Victoria is one of three Manchester train stations to be named amongst the top 10 worst stations for cancellations in 2023. Oxford Road has come out as joint third worst along with Newcastle and York. 

Oxford Road had a total of 9% of its train services cancelled and just 42% of services on time. 20% of services were delayed by 1 or 2 minutes with 7% delayed by 10 minutes or more. 

Piccadilly station was named joint fourth worst along with stations including Liverpool Lime Street and Cardiff Central. It had 7% of services cancelled and 54% of services running on time. 

The station coming out on top of the list was Huddersfield. 13% of all train services were cancelled this year and less than 50% of trains have been on time. 

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Manchester Victoria station

A spokesperson for Network Rail said: "We know performance has not been good enough for passengers and we're working closely with train operating companies to improve.

"Moving forward, the creation of Great British Railways (GBR) will allow us to take a holistic view of performance, simplifying our rail network and providing better, more reliable services for our passengers and freight customers."