List of busiest railway stations in Great Britain

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This is a list of the busiest railway stations in Great Britain. The figures are collected by the Office of Rail Regulation, and are estimates based on ticket sales in the financial year of 2012–13.[1] The data counts entries and exits at any station. Only tickets sold for National Rail services are included. As such, special tours, local light rail and heritage railway tickets are excluded. Note that this data covers Great Britain and surrounding small islands (such as the Isle of Wight), not the United Kingdom, so excludes tickets within Northern Ireland and Eurostar. There are various further limits to the data due to the variety of ticketing options available on rail services within the UK; these are outlined in full in the report on the data.[2] The top 30 stations are shown.

Rank Railway Station Annual entry/exit
(millions)
2012–13
Annual interchanges
(millions)
2012–13
Location Main Services Number of Platforms
1 London Waterloo 95.936 9.389 London South Western Main Line
West of England Main Line
20
2 London Victoria 77.346 8.311 London Brighton Main Line
Chatham Main Line
19
3 London Liverpool Street 58.448 2.667 London Great Eastern Main Line
West Anglia Main Line
18
4 London Bridge 53.351 8.568 London South Eastern Main Line
Thameslink
12
5 London Charing Cross 38.607 1.878 London South Eastern Main Line 6
6 London Euston 38.299 3.364 London West Coast Main Line 18
7 London Paddington 35.143 2.875 London Great Western Main Line
South Wales Main Line
Reading to Plymouth Line
14
8 Birmingham New Street 32.090 5.164 Birmingham West Coast Main Line
Cross Country Route
13
9 London King's Cross 28.454 3.584 London East Coast Main Line 12
10 Glasgow Central 27.185 3.223 Glasgow West Coast Main Line 17
11 Leeds 26.200 2.744 Leeds East Coast Main Line
Midland Main Line
Cross Country Route
17
12 Stratford 25.564 3.671 London Great Eastern Main Line
Lea Valley Lines
15
13 London St Pancras 24.298 3.469 London Midland Main Line
Thameslink
High-Speed 1
Eurostar
15
14 Clapham Junction 23.622 23.334 London South Western Main Line
West of England Main Line
Brighton Main Line
17
15 Manchester Piccadilly 23.158 3.062 Manchester West Coast Main Line 14
16 East Croydon 20.965 6.525 London Brighton Main Line 6
17 London Cannon Street 20.020 0.437 London South Eastern Main Line 7
18 Vauxhall 19.065 0.000 London South Western Main Line 8
19 Wimbledon 18.902 1.373 London South Western Main Line 10
20 Edinburgh Waverley 18.879 1.191 Edinburgh East Coast Main Line
West Coast Main Line
18
21 London Fenchurch Street 16.842 0.458 London London, Tilbury & Southend Line 4
22 Glasgow Queen Street 16.452 1.553 Glasgow Glasgow to Edinburgh 9
23 Brighton 16.187 1.940 Brighton Brighton Main Line
West Coastway Line
8
24 Reading 15.412 3.831 Reading Great Western Main Line 15
25 Gatwick Airport 15.353 1.160 Gatwick Airport Brighton Main Line 6
26 Highbury and Islington 14.695 1.766 London North London Line
East London Line
8
27 London Marylebone 14.685 0.488 London Chiltern Main Line 6
28 Liverpool Central 13.522 0.407 Liverpool Merseyrail services (Wirral and Northern lines) 3
29 Liverpool Lime Street 13.166 0.813 Liverpool West Coast Main Line
Liverpool to Manchester Lines
10
30 London Blackfriars 13.022 1.309 London Thameslink 4

Below this, station usage was as follows:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Estimates of station usage". Office of Rail Regulation. 2013-04-04. Retrieved 2013-04-09. 
  2. ^ "Estimates of Station Usage 2011/12" (PDF). Office of Rail Regulation. 2013-04-04. Retrieved 2013-04-09. 

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