Waterloo is still busiest station – British Steel Redcar least used

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LONDON Waterloo station remains the country’s busiest station for the 15th consecutive year, even though the total number of passenger entries and exits fell by five million to 94.4 million.

The figures for 2017/8 have been revealed by the Office of Rail and Road. Some of the reduction in use has been attributed to the three-week partial closure in August 2017 when platforms were lengthened, although the long-running strikes will also have had an impact.

British Steel Redcar – Britain’s least used station, with access to the steelworks only. WIKIPEDIA

Of the top 10 busiest stations, nine are in London – Victoria, Liverpool Street, London Bridge, Euston, Stratford, Paddington, St Pancras and King’s Cross – but in sixth place is Birmingham New Street, with 43.7m entries and exits. Clapham Junction remained the busiest interchange with 29.2m changes.


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