ALLOA’S train station is one of the best performing stops in the country, scoring highly on punctuality and passenger count.

New figures, released by On Time Trains, have ranked every station in the UK, with Clackmannanshire’s only station coming in at 358th out of 2,628.

The stats website reviewed each station by punctuality, checking how many trains pulled in on time over a 12 week period.

For Alloa, 69 per cent of trains stopped and departed on time, while 24 per cent pulled away just one to two minutes late.

Three per cent arrived three to four minutes late, while two per cent were five to nine minutes late.

Rounding off the figures, On Time Trains revealed that only one per cent of trains were 10 minutes late, while another one per cent were cancelled outright.

All of these figures gave Alloa a 94 per cent performance score, based on service punctuality and cancellation frequency.

Mark Ilderton, ScotRail service delivery director, said: “It is fantastic to be in a position to deliver such a positive journey experience for customers, and it is encouraging to see services serving Alloa performing so well.

“The new timetable we have introduced delivers even more improvements and we look forward to delivering the service that our customers expect and deserve.”

Nearby stations didn’t do too badly either, with Bridge of Allan nearing the top as the 164th best performing station in the UK.

Dunblane narrowly beat Alloa at 329th, while Stirling currently ranks as the 480th best station, an increase in 202 places since the previous period.