Billionaire entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson visited Stratford railing against schools that preached conformity.

His philosophy of "disruption" must takes in the routine of train timetables as well for his Virgin Trains franchises are the most complained about of all.

Data released by rail watchdogs shows that in the April to June this year, the firm received 196.5 complaints for every 100,000 passenger journeys.

To put that in perspective, the second worst performing firm – which was, in fact, Virgin Trains East Coast – had 142.3 complaints per 100,000 journeys. And the worst non-Virgin company, Chiltern Rail, had 102.2.

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Virgin’s performance actually represents a significant improvement on the previous three months.

Then, Virgin Train West Coast had 231.8 complaints per 100,000 passenger journeys while Virgin Trains East Coast had 166.7.

At the other end of the scale, the London Overground had the fewest complaints in April to June, with just 3.3 per 100,000 journeys.

TRAIN COMPANIES WITH THE MOST COMPLAINTS, APRIL TO JUNE 2015

Company / Complaints per 100,000 passenger journeys (Jan-Mar) / Complaints per 100,000 passenger journeys (Apr-Jun)

Virgin Trains West Coast / 231.8 / 196.5

Virgin Trains East Coast / 166.7 / 142.3

Chiltern / 94.8 / 102.2

East Midlands Trains / 64.7 / 59.0

Arriva Trains Wales / 53.3 / 44.7

CrossCountry / 48.7 / 40.1

Northern Rail / 24.5 / 36.6

First TransPennine Express / 40.2 / 35.3

Greater Anglia / 28.4 / 34.5

First Great Western / 36.9 / 28.7

London Midland / 30.0 / 27.3

ScotRail / 25.5 / 21.9

Merseyrail / 18.5 / 15.9

c2c / 17.7 / 15.5

Southeastern / 23.4 / 14.7

Govia Thameslink Railway / 20.5 / 13.8

South West Trains / 18.2 / 12.0

Southern / 9.3 / 7.3

London Overground / 2.8 / 3.3