Passenger numbers up at rail stations

 

Some of Britain's busiest rail stations are becoming even more crowded, figures showed today.

Based on entries and exits, Euston station in London had 13.3% more passengers in 2010/11 than in 2009/10, the Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) said.

Another big London terminus, Paddington, had a 10.6% increase, while Liverpool Street station in the capital had a 8.1% rise.

The figures compared the 12 months from April 2010 to March 2011 with the 12 months from April 2009 to March 2010.

Waterloo station in London had the most entries and exits in 2010/11 - rising 6.2% to 91.75 million.

The next busiest station was Victoria in London, where numbers rose 4.8% to 73.57 million in the 12 months ending March 2011.

The next busiest stations - all in London - were Liverpool Street (55.77 million), London Bridge (51.48 million) and Charing Cross (37.22 million).

The busiest Scottish station in 2010/11 was Glasgow Central, which increased 4.8% to 24.95 million.

Cardiff Central - up 4.8% to 11.26 million - was the busiest station in Wales.

The busiest English regional station in 2010/11 was Birmingham New Street, where exits and entrances actually fell 2.3% to 24.68 million.

Edward Welsh, a spokesman for the Association of Train Operating Companies, said: "Rail travel is more popular now than at any time since the 1920s. Despite difficult financial times for a lot of people, train companies are attracting more and more passengers with better services and a range of value-for-money tickets.

"More people travelling by train is good news for the rail industry, the economy and the environment."

These were the busiest stations in the period April 2010 to March 2011, based on exits and entrances. The first eight stations in the list are all in London:

STATION PASSENGERS (millions)

1. Waterloo 91.75

2. Victoria 73.57

3. Liverpool Street 55.77

4. London Bridge 51.48

5. Charing Cross 37.22

6. Euston 34.07

7. Paddington 32.20

8. King's Cross 26.25

9. Glasgow Central 24.95

10. Birmingham New Street 24.69

PA

Start your day with The Independent, sign up for daily news emails
Sport
football This was Kane’s night, even if he played just a small part of it
Travel
travel Dreamland Margate, Britain’s oldest amusement park, is set to reopen
News
news
News
Founders James Brown and Tim Southwell with a mock-up of the first ever ‘Loaded’ magazine in 1994
media
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
ebooks
ebooksA special investigation by Andy McSmith
News
Threlfall says: 'I am a guardian of the reality keys. I think I drive directors nuts'
people
Voices
voices The group has just unveiled a billion dollar plan to help nurse the British countryside back to health
News
The Westgate, a gay pub in the centre of Gloucester which played host to drag queens, has closed
news
  • Get to the point
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

iJobs Job Widget
iJobs General

Ashdown Group: Practice Accountant - Bournemouth - £38,000

£32000 - £38000 per annum: Ashdown Group: A successful accountancy practice in...

SThree: Trainee Recruitment Consultant

£18000 - £23000 per annum + Uncapped commission: SThree: Does earning a 6 figu...

Recruitment Genius: SEO Executive

£18000 - £25000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This is an exciting opportunity...

Recruitment Genius: New Lift Sales Executive - Lift and Elevators

£35000 - £40000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: A challenging opportunity for a...

Day In a Page

The saffron censorship that governs India: Why national pride and religious sentiment trump freedom of expression

The saffron censorship that governs India

Zareer Masani reveals why national pride and religious sentiment trump freedom of expression
Prince Charles' 'black spider' letters to be published 'within weeks'

Prince Charles' 'black spider' letters to be published 'within weeks'

Supreme Court rules Dominic Grieve's ministerial veto was invalid
Distressed Zayn Malik fans are cutting themselves - how did fandom get so dark?

How did fandom get so dark?

Grief over Zayn Malik's exit from One Direction seemed amusing until stories of mass 'cutting' emerged. Experts tell Gillian Orr the distress is real, and the girls need support
The galaxy collisions that shed light on unseen parallel Universe

The cosmic collisions that have shed light on unseen parallel Universe

Dark matter study gives scientists insight into mystery of space
The Swedes are adding a gender-neutral pronoun to their dictionary

Swedes introduce gender-neutral pronoun

Why, asks Simon Usborne, must English still struggle awkwardly with the likes of 's/he' and 'they'?
Disney's mega money-making formula: 'Human' remakes of cartoon classics are part of a lucrative, long-term creative plan

Disney's mega money-making formula

'Human' remakes of cartoon classics are part of a lucrative, long-term creative plan
Lobster has gone mainstream with supermarket bargains for £10 or less - but is it any good?

Lobster has gone mainstream

Anthea Gerrie, raised on meaty specimens from the waters around Maine, reveals how to cook up an affordable feast
Easter 2015: 14 best decorations

14 best Easter decorations

Get into the Easter spirit with our pick of accessories, ornaments and tableware
Paul Scholes column: Gareth Bale would be a perfect fit at Manchester United and could turn them into serious title contenders next season

Paul Scholes column

Gareth Bale would be a perfect fit at Manchester United and could turn them into serious title contenders next season
Inside the Kansas greenhouses where Monsanto is 'playing God' with the future of the planet

The future of GM

The greenhouses where Monsanto 'plays God' with the future of the planet
Britain's mild winters could be numbered: why global warming is leaving UK chillier

Britain's mild winters could be numbered

Gulf Stream is slowing down faster than ever, scientists say
Government gives £250,000 to Independent appeal

Government gives £250,000 to Independent appeal

Donation brings total raised by Homeless Veterans campaign to at least £1.25m
Oh dear, the most borrowed book at Bank of England library doesn't inspire confidence

The most borrowed book at Bank of England library? Oh dear

The book's fifth edition is used for Edexcel exams
Cowslips vs honeysuckle: The hunt for the UK’s favourite wildflower

Cowslips vs honeysuckle

It's the hunt for UK’s favourite wildflower
Child abuse scandal: Did a botched blackmail attempt by South African intelligence help Cyril Smith escape justice?

Did a botched blackmail attempt help Cyril Smith escape justice?

A fresh twist reveals the Liberal MP was targeted by the notorious South African intelligence agency Boss