Rail passengers have been hit with fare increases days after St Albans City station was named as the worst commuter stations near London.
Fares have gone up 5.9 per cent as part of an annual increase while a study conducted by rail-performance website, On Time Trains, rated St Albans City as the worst station within an hour of the capital.
They analysed 30 stations by looking at performance, speed, frequency and value.
Woking came out on top but at the wrong end of the table St Albans City was ranked last with performance and value the two biggest factors.
Sarah Thompson, who travels from St Albans to London for work, said: “When the trains run on time it’s great but unfortunately it doesn’t happen often enough.
“I’m pleased it’s been highlighted because too often recently I’ve either been late for work or struggled to get home.”
Daisy Cooper MP also had her say. She said: “Delays and cancellations cause so much disruption and stress to people’s lives and this survey highlights just how bad the situation is here in St Albans.
“As a daily commuter myself, this survey reflects both my own experience and the complaints I receive from residents.
“I’ll keep pressing the government to deliver.”
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