A THREE-round Twitter tournament to decide Britain’s favourite railway station has begun in the first ever World Cup of Stations, and Oxford is among the competitors.

The online poll will give the public a chance to have their say on which stations deserve to enter the pantheon of world-class transport hubs.

The tournament will begin today on the Twitter page of the Rail Delivery Group, which represents the rail industry.

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It ends on Tuesday, October 15.

Next Tuesday, Britain’s railway will be celebrating the nation’s 2,563 rail stations on Stations Day, promoting their role in the community and the people who work in them.

Robert Nisbet, director of nations and regions for the Rail Delivery Group said: “Stations Day is about celebrating stations, their cherished role in the community and the huge investment that has gone into station improvements across the country.

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"With 85 per cent of Brits living within five kilometres of a railway station, the World Cup of Stations is sure to stoke some local pride and hopefully friendly regional rivalries.”

Follow the action by visiting @raildeliverygrp or searching for #WorldCupOfStations.