Thursday 14 February 2019 10:52 am

London’s best and worst commuter stations revealed

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London's poor performing trains have been well documented over the past year, but now the best and worst commuter stations around the capital have been revealed.

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Hertfordshire's Cheshunt station has been voted the worst commuter station around London by rail performance-tracking site On Time Trains, which found that commuters continue to pay well above the average  – 38p per mile – for one of the poorest services on the list, with just one in five trains running on time.

The top gong went to High Wycombe station in Buckinghamshire, where 90 per cent of trains arrived within five minutes and only one per cent of trains were cancelled. The commute also represented good value for money, at 30p per mile versus the national average of 34p per mile.

In terms of train operators, South Western Railway and Southern offered commuters the worst services, while c2c and Chiltern Railways ranked the highest.

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The study looked at 30 major commuter stations outside the M25 that were within an hour's travel time from the capital. The four categories used for the rankings were performance, frequency, speed and value. 

Rank Station Score (%)
1 High Wycombe 84
2 Basildon 84
3 Grays 75
4 Wickford 73
5 Beaconsfield 70
6 Luton 68
7 Chelmsford 68
8 Aylesbury 66
9 Shenfield 60
10 Reading 60
11 Maidenhead 57
12 St Albans 55
13 Gravesend 55
14 Slough 54
15 Woking 51
16 Stevenage 50
17 Chatham 45
18 Oxted 43
19 Tonbridge 41
20 Farnborough 41
21 Dorking 40
22 Leatherhead 38
23 Hemel Hempsted 37
24 Sevenoaks 36
25 Welwyn Garden City 35
26 Guildford 35
27 Ascot 35
28 Redhill 34
29 Harlow Town 19
30 Cheshunt 14