Waterloo retains its crown as the busiest station in the UK – based on estimates of entries and exits made by passengers – according to statistics published today by the Office of Rail Regulation (ORR).
The regulator publishes its station usage data for April 2009 – March 2010, which estimates the London station had 86,397,666 entries and exits in 2009-10.
London Victoria comes in second place with 70,224,543, and London Liverpool Street third with 51,596,155. The busiest station outside of London is Birmingham New Street with 25,267,757.
Top 10 most used stations in England, Scotland and Wales based on entries and exits for 2009/10:
|Station name||09/10 entries and exits||08/09 entries and exits||Change||Rank last year|
|London Liverpool Street||51,596,155||55,103,416||-6%||3|
|London Charing Cross||36,459,945||36,659,932||-1%||5|
|Birmingham New Street||25,267,757||25,191,945||0%||8|
|London King’s Cross||24,817,616||24,641,427||+1%||9|