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Britain's worst-performing railway station was today revealed as Kearsley, where 82 per cent of trains have been delayed or cancelled over the past month.

The unmanned stop serving the town near Bolton in Greater Manchester with Northern Rail trains came bottom out of 2,625 stations for the four weeks to date.

Out of 834 services in that period, Ontimetrains said just 17 per cent were on time, 43 per cent were one to four minutes late, 14 per cent were five to nine minutes late, 5 per cent were ten or more minutes late and 20 per cent were cancelled.

The station opened in 1838 and is on the line between Stalybridge and Southport, with direct services to locations including Manchester, Bolton, Wigan and Salford.

But even this morning, the 7.31am Northern train to Stalybridge and the 9.23am to Southport were both cancelled 'because of a short-notice change to the timetable'. 

Britain's worst-performing railway station was today revealed as Kearsley in Greater Manchester, where 82 per cent of trains have been delayed or cancelled over the past month

Britain's worst-performing railway station was today revealed as Kearsley in Greater Manchester, where 82 per cent of trains have been delayed or cancelled over the past month

Kearsley station opened in 1838 and is on the line between Stalybridge and Southport, with direct services to locations including Manchester, Bolton, Wigan and Salford

Kearsley station opened in 1838 and is on the line between Stalybridge and Southport, with direct services to locations including Manchester, Bolton, Wigan and Salford

Even this morning at Kearsley station, the 7.31am Northern train to Stalybridge and the 9.23am to Southport were both cancelled 'because of a short-notice change to the timetable'

Even this morning at Kearsley station, the 7.31am Northern train to Stalybridge and the 9.23am to Southport were both cancelled 'because of a short-notice change to the timetable'

The data from Ontimetrains also put Taynuilt and Crianlarich, both village stations on the ScotRail network, in second and third place respectively for the next worst.

Britain's worst 20 train stations for punctuality 
Kearsley Taynuilt Crianlarich Moses Gate Bescar Lane Penrith Farnworth New Lane Connel Ferry Ince & Elton Hoscar Blackrod Westhoughton Lostock Adlington (Lancashire) Chorley Ashchurch for Tewkesbury Oban Horwich Parkway Garelochhead

Data from Ontimetrains for past four weeks, ranked out of 2,625 stations

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In fourth was Moses Gate and in fifth Bescar Lane, which are on the same line as Kearsley – while sixth went to Penrith on the West Coast Main Line in Cumbria.

Farnworth, the next station along from Kearsley, was in seventh - while New Lane near Southport was in eight. The ScotRail station of Connel Ferry was ninth, with Ince and Elton near Chester in tenth.

Out of the top 100 busiest stations, hubs in Manchester made up three of the top four worst performing - those being

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