LUDLOW railway station is one of the worst in the country, according to a survey. 

Research has revealed that it is the third worst in terms of performance over the last six months, with 24 per cent of trains being over 10 minutes late and only 21 per cent arriving on time.

Between 5pm and 6pm each day 97 per cent of services are delayed or disrupted on average.

Even during the best performing period, between 6am and 7am, 45 per cent of services are hit by delays.

Other local stations have performed poorly too, with Craven Arms being seventh worst and Church Stretton 10th from last. Shrewsbury fared slightly better, but it's still in the bottom 500 according to On Time Trains, which monitors performance of individual stations.

Ove rthe border in Herefordshire, Leominster ranks even further down the list, being the second worst, with 27 per cent of trains being over 10 minutes late and only 17 per cent running without delay.

All of the stations are served by Transport for Wales, which took over many railways in the area from Arriva trains in 2018.

A Department for Transport spokesperson said: “Ministers have been clear with operators they need to deliver punctual services, keeping delays to a minimum.

“To help make our railways more reliable, it’s crucial unions agree to reforms that will modernise the industry.”

Passengers are entitled to compensation if their trains are delayed by 15 minutes or more via the Delay Repay scheme.

Any claims must be made to the service operator.