YORK railway station has been named the second worst in the country for delays and cancellations.

Nearly two-thirds (65 per cent) of trains arriving or departing from the station in 2018 have been late or cancelled altogether, according to research by consumer magazine Which?.

The study analysed data from website On Time Trains to reveal the proportion of trains which were at least one minute late or cancelled from the the 20 busiest stations outside London and the 10 busiest stations in London since the start of the year.

Passengers using Manchester Oxford Road suffer from the worst punctuality out of all the stations analysed by Which?, as 68 per cent of its trains have been late or cancelled.

Joint third on the list was Birmingham New Street and Gatwick Airport stations, where 60 per cent of trains have failed to run to schedule.

Last month the Government commissioned a review of Britain's railways which will consider all parts of the network, including accountability, the franchising system and value for money.

New timetables introduced in May saw widespread disruption to services in the north and south-east of England. Rachael Maskell, MP for York Central and shadow rail minister, said: "After a summer of timetable chaos, passengers will understand the frustration of late running trains. York is a strategic rail interchange and it is vital that transport flows are rapidly improved and trains run on time. The fragmentation across the network between different passenger and freight operators and Network Rail, providing the infrastructure, is resulting in a serious meltdown across the service. Passengers are now having paying for the chaos compensation with increased fares."