BRIGHTON railway station has been named as the best performing in the UK ­— even though a quarter of its trains were late or cancelled.

Consumer group Which? analysed data from website On Time Trains to reveal the proportion of trains which were at least one minute late or cancelled from the ten busiest stations inside London and the 20 busiest stations outside the capital since the start of 2018.

More than a quarter (26 per cent) of Brighton station's trains were late or cancelled.

But this still puts it miles ahead of the UK's other major stations.

The worst performing of the 20 stations in the survey, Manchester Oxford Road, saw 68 per cent of trains delayed or cancelled.

This was even worse at peak times, with more than three-quarters (77 per cent) of trains not departing or arriving as scheduled.

Gatwick Airport was the third worst, with 60 per cent of trains delayed or cancelled.

Which? managing director of public markets Alex Hayman said: "Passengers have told us reliability is hugely important to them.

“People have been left deeply frustrated at the unacceptably high levels of delays and cancellations which impact on their everyday lives.

"Passengers must be at the centre of the forthcoming Government rail review, it must look at performance targets to drive improvements in punctuality and reliability for passengers.

"The review must not be used as an excuse to delay real action to improve passengers' experiences on the trains today. As a first step, the Government must introduce fully automatic compensation, ensuring more passengers get the money they are owed."

Here are the stations included in the report, with the proportion of trains delayed or cancelled:

Outside London:

1. Manchester Oxford Road 68%

2. York 65%

3. Gatwick Airport 60%

3. Birmingham New Street 60%

5. Bristol Temple Meads 58%

6. Manchester Picadilly 56%

7. Sheffield 54%

8. Manchester Victoria 51%

9. Woking 50%

10. Liverpool Central 49%

11. Liverpool Lime Street 47%

12. Reading 46%

13. Cambridge 45%

13. Leeds 45%

15. Guildford 43%

16. Edinburgh 42%

17. Cardiff Central 40%

18. Glasgow Queen Street 39%

19. Glasgow Central 34%

20. Brighton 26%

Inside London:

1. Clapham Junction 54%

2. London King's Cross 45%

3. London Victoria 44%

4. Stratford (London) 41%

5. London Bridge 40%

6. London Waterloo 39%

7. London Paddington 38%

8. London Euston 33%

9. London Liverpool Street 32%

10. London St Pancras (Intl) 30%