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Revealed: The busiest train stations in the UK

7th Dec 16 11:26 am

What can be done to make train stations less busy?

Waterloo is the UK’s busiest train station and sees 99m passenger journeys every year.

According to new figures found by the Office of Rail and Road (ORR), the central London station recorded the most journeys in the 12 months leading up to the 31 March.

In second and third place came Victoria and Liverpool Street station, Victoria saw 81.2m passengers and Liverpool Street station followed with 66.6m.

The 10 busiest stations were all in London apart from Birmingham New Street which came in at seventh place.

The new figures were based on ticket sales including Oyster card details in the 12 months from April to 31 March.

The ORR estimated that there were over 2.9bn entries and exits at all rail stations across the UK in 2015/16, this is an increase of five per cent compared to the previous year.

A spokesman for the Rail Delivery Group, representing train operators and Network Rail, said: “More and more people rely on the railway every day, and with passenger numbers having doubled in the last 20 years it’s vital that we invest and plan long-term for increasing demand.”

“Rail companies are delivering more than £50billion worth of improvements in a Railway Upgrade Plan to provide better stations, more trains and faster, more reliable journeys.” 

“We are building the bigger, more modern railway that Britain needs to carry even more people and freight safely.”

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