The Cambs railway stations that have seen the most cancelled trains …
More than one in 20 trains have been cancelled at two Cambridgeshire stations over the past year - new figures show. The data has been compiled by railway data company On Time Trains.
Across the county, it was revealed that Huntingdon and St Neots both had the highest rate of cancelled train services. Both stations saw six percent of the 5,000+ trains due to serve the station in 2023 axed.
On the other end of the scale, the likes of Soham, Shippea Hill and Kennet all saw only one per cent of 1,000+ services being affected. All three stations were also found to have among the highest performance scores in the UK, each earning more than 90 per cent.
Meanwhile, the busiest stations in the county, Cambridge and Peterborough, have both seen a large number of trains cancelled this year. Both cities reported four per cent of 20,000+ services, roughly averaging to around 800 cancelled services.
The figures were released following a number of issues that have affected railway services across Britain in recent weeks. A common cause has been the ongoing train strikes that have resulted in delays and cancellations up and down the country.
A spokesperson for the Rail Delivery Group said: "The rail industry is working hard to make sure that customers have reliable and punctual train services. This includes significant investment to improve infrastructure and rolling stock reliability.
"Services can be cancelled or delayed due to a variety of causes, including adverse weather, infrastructure issues such as track or signalling faults, train faults and external incidents such as trespass.
"The ongoing national dispute involving the rail unions has caused disruption to services both on strikes days and on the days either side of them, but operators have tried to run as many services as possible."
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