London stations still dominate top of the stops list

4 April 2013

Waterloo has retained its position as the busiest station in Great Britain as top stations continue to attract growing numbers of passengers, reveal statistics published today by the Office of Rail Regulation (ORR).

Station usage statistics for April 2011 - March 2012 estimate that there were 94,045,510 entries and exits made by passengers at Waterloo station - an increase of 2.5% compared with 2010-2011 figures. London Victoria comes second with 76,231,290 entries and exits (an increase of 3.6%) and London Liverpool Street third with 57,106,502 (up 2.4%). Eight out of the top ten busiest stations were located in London, with Birmingham New Street eighth with 31,213,842 (up 26.4%)* and Glasgow Central tenth with 26, 639, 418 (up 6.8%) the busiest stations outside London.

View the station usage figures and accompanying notes

Station usage statistics are an estimate of the number of passengers travelling to and from each station (entries and exits) in England, Scotland and Wales. Figures are based on ticket sales data recorded in rail industry systems. There are limitations to the dataset, as the figures are estimates and do not represent exact numbers.

Station usage figures are presented in alphabetical order according to station name but can be reordered by a variety of categories – e.g. number of passenger entries and exits, country or region, county or unitary authority. Guidance notes on how to filter the data are published alongside the Excel spreadsheet xls icon XLS, 1,086 Kb

*Change due to improvements in methodology