London Paddington has been named the UK’s best train station, according to a new study.

The research, which was completed by Novotel, looked at the 100 busiest train stations in the UK, analysing 13 different criteria split across 3 key areas: facilities, food and shopping, and punctuality. This data was then used to give each station a score out of 100, creating a definitive ranking of the UK’s best train stations –

Which are the UK’s best train stations?

London’s Paddington comes out on top as the UK’s best train station, earning a score of 79.89 thanks to its wide range of facilities, excellent selection of shopping and food outlets and above average punctuality. Fenchurch Street comes in second with a score of 79.40, followed by Liverpool Street with 78.54.

8 out of the top 10 train stations in our ranking are found in London, with Glasgow Central (4th place) and Slough (10th place) being the only 2 found outside the capital.

At the other end of the table, London’s Earlsfield claims the title of the UK’s worst train station, with a score of just 13.98. Earlsfield earned this score as it has no facilities, just 1 food outlet and 62% of its trains in the past 6 months have been delayed or cancelled.

Which train stations have the most delays and cancellations?

London’s City Thameslink was the least punctual station in the UK, with 71% of its trains in the last 6 months being either delayed or cancelled, followed by Tottenham Hale with 69%.

Outside of London, Manchester Oxford Road was the station with the least on time trains, with 66% of services in the last 6 months being delayed or cancelled.

Where are the UK’s most punctual train stations?

When it comes to punctuality London tops the chart again, with 7 of the top 10 stations with the least delays being found here. Fenchurch Street takes the top spot, with an impressive 86% of its trains being on time in the last 6 months.

Moorgate comes in 2nd place, with 82% of its trains on time, followed by Marylebone and Stanstead Airport with 81%.

For more information or to see the full ranking of all 100 stations, head over to the Novotel website –