UK’s busiest railway stations revealed

Waterloo station
Waterloo tops list of busiest UK railway stations
Published Wed, 2015-12-16 11:20

London Waterloo has been revealed as the busiest railway station in the UK, according to the Office of Road and Rail.




Waterloo station © David Martin - Creative Commons Licence

In figures that redefine the term rush hour, the station had 99.2 million passenger entries and exits last year, well ahead of London Victoria and London Liverpool.
The total number of entries and exits at Britain’s stations over the year increased by 4.5% to reach a staggering 2.8 billion.
All stations in the top 10 are located in the capital, with the exception of Birmingham, which nabbed eighth spot with 35.3 million entries and exits. Glasgow Central, Leeds, Manchester Piccadilly and Edinburgh Waverly came in at 11, 12, 15 and 19 respectively.
One station to buck the trend of increasing passenger figures was London Bridge, which recorded a fall of almost seven million. Disruptions due to redevelopment are being blamed for the drop in patronage.
By contrast, the quietest station in the UK was Shippea Hill in Cambridgeshire, which had just 22 entries and exits in 2014-15. The station is used by just one Norwich-bound service per weekday and one each towards Norwich and Cambridge on Saturdays.

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