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05.04.13

Busiest station still London Waterloo

London Waterloo remains the busiest station in the UK, new figures from the ORR show.

Over April 2011 – March 2012 the station saw an estimated 94,045,510 entries and exits made by passengers; an increase of 2.5% compared with the previous years’ figures.

London Victoria station was the second busiest, with 76,231,290 entries and exits, up 3.6% from 2010-11. The third busiest was London Liverpool Street, with 57,106,502 entries and exists, up 2.4%.

Eight out of ten of the busiest stations were in London – the two outside of the capital were Birmingham New Street with 31,213,842 visits, up 26.4%, and Glasgow Central with 26,639,418, up 6.8%.

The figures are based on ticket sales data recorded in rail industry systems, and the ORR stated that the high increase seen at Birmingham New Street was due to “improvements in methodology”.

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