Rail stations get more crowded: Passenger numbers rose by 8% last year with number using Waterloo approaching the 100million mark
At some stations passenger number rose by nearly a tenth in one year
Euston had the largest increase with numbers rising by 9.4 per cent
Waterloo was named the busiest station with 98.44 million passengers
Birmingham New Street Station and Leeds made the top ten
At some the passenger numbers rose by eight per cent in one year, according to official figures.
Waterloo was named the busiest station of the year with passenger numbers approaching the 100 million mark.
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Waterloo was named the country’s busiest railway station with passenger numbers of 98,442,742, a 2.6 per cent rise
Of the country’s top 10 busiest stations, Euston experience the largest increase last year, rising 9.4 per cent.
The figures from the Office of Rail Regulation, were based on estimates of entries and exits at stations for the period April 1 2013 to March 31 2014.
On this basis, Waterloo was the busiest station with 98.44 million passengers – a rise of 2.6% on 2012/13.
Next was Victoria, where numbers rose 5.2% to 81.35 million, with Liverpool Street third with a rise of 7.8% to 63 million.
The only non-London stations in the top 10 were Birmingham New Street, which was in 8th place and where numbers rose 8.3% to 34.75 million and 10th-placed Leeds, where numbers were up 5.3% to 27.73 million.
London’s Euston Station had the largest passenger increase last year, rising 9.4 per cent