Are British trains the best in Europe?

Kings Cross Station during the official opening of Kings Cross Square.

If you're a commuter you may disagree but the UK rail network is the second best in Europe, according to a new passenger survey.

Finland came top of the poll but as it has a much smaller network, Britain was awarded the best major rail network in Europe.

According to Railnews, British railways carry more than 1.5 billion people annually, while Finish trains carry around 67 million.

80 per cent of rail users in Finland were satisfied, followed by 78 per cent in the UK. 74 per cent of French and Belgian travellers were satisfied, while just 39 per cent were happy in Poland and Italy.

All 26 EU countries were surveyed by the European Commission to measure customer satisfaction with trains, stations and accessibility.

According to the Daily Telegraph, Michael Roberts, director general of the Rail Delivery Group, which represents the rail industry in the UK, said: "Passenger satisfaction in the UK has reached record levels in recent years and this latest study shows that in many areas we're setting the standard for our European neighbours to follow."

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