The best and worst UK train stations as Scotland in list of ‘happiest and unhappiest’


Whether we’re commuting to work or traveling for a staycation, trains are a great way to get around the country.

And Scotland offers some beautiful scenery on its railway routes with stunning scenery passengers can experience.

From the cinematic beauty of the Glenfinnan Viaduct to the West Highland Line, there’s plenty of incredible journeys across Scotland passing through hundreds of train stations.

In fact, during 2020 – 2021, more than 380 million passenger journeys were made on national rail services in the UK.

According to the ORR (Office of Rail and Road) this increase in passengers has contributed to an overall deterioration in punctuality and reliability – but has also led to an increase in complaints.

Gathering information gathered from Tripadvisor databases, Distrelec has analyzed the data to find out which stations make commuters the most, and least, happy.

Scottish train stations have featured in both the happiest and unhappiest list – this is what the data revealed…

Happiest stations in the UK

Glasgow Central Station

The top fourteen stations include St Pancras station – one of the busiest stations in the UK, with best amenities, eateries and things to do. St.

Glasgow Central Station came in at second place, while picturesque Gleneagles Railway Station also made the top 14.

railway station Place Rating
one St. Pancras International Station London, Greater London 4.5
two Glasgow Central Station Glasgow, Scotland 4.5
3 Goathland Station Goathland, North Yorkshire 4.5
4 Moor Street Railway Station Birmingham, West Midlands 4.5
5 Grosmont Railway Station Grosmont, North Yorkshire 4.5
6 Great Malvern Station Great Malvern, Worcestershire 4.5
7 Caernarfon Railway Station Gwynedd, Wales 4.5
8 Rothley Station Rothley, Leicestershire 4.5
9 Berwyn Railway Station Llangollen, Wales 4.5
10 oxenhope station Oxenhope, West Yorkshire 4.5
eleven Bodiam Railway Station Bodiam, East Sussex 4.5
12 Castletown Railway Station Castletown, Isle of Man 4.5
13 Gleneagles Railway Station Perth and Kinross, Scotland 4.5
14 Porthmadog Railway Station Gwynedd, Wales 4.5
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Unhappiest Stations in the UK

Edinburgh Waverley Station was voted one of the ‘worst’

Leeds Station is the worst station according to reviewers.

Edinburgh Waverley Station came in third on the list as one of the worst stations in the UK, while Glasgow Queen Station was number 10.

railway station Place Rating
one Leeds Station Leeds, West Yorkshire 3
two Victoria Station Manchester, Greater Manchester 3.5
3 Edinburgh Waverley Station Edinburgh, Scotland 3.5
4 Gatwick Airport Railway Station Crawley, West Sussex 3.5
5 Preston Railway Station Preston, Lancashire 3.5
6 Bristol Temple Meads Station Bristol, Gloucestershire 3.5
7 London Euston Station London, Greater London 3.5
8 Staines Railway Station Stains, Surrey 3.5
9 Wolverhampton Railway Station Wolverhampton, West Midlands 3.5
10 Glasgow Queen Street Station Glasgow, Scotland 3.5
eleven Belfast Central Railway Station Belfast, Northern Ireland 3.5
12 Middlesbrough Train Station Middlesborough, North Yorkshire 3.5
13 Nottingham Railway Station Nottingham. Nottinghamshire 3.5
14 Marylebone Station London, Greater London 3.5
fifteen Gilmour Street Station Paisley, Scotland 3.5
16 Chester Railroad Station Chester, Cheshire 3.5

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George Holan

George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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