Busiest railway stations of the UK

Source: projectmapping.co.uk

Below is a 2011 list of the busiest railway stations of the United Kingdom from the Office of Rail Regulation. The top 51, or all stations with six million or more passengers are listed.

Nearly every station experience passenger growth over the 2010 reporting period with the most notable exception being Liverpool (Central). As is evident from the data, passenger ridership in Greater London is quite heavy including for the “suburban” stations on the network.

          Station                       Passengers (2011)

  1. London (Waterloo)          91.750 million
  2. London (victoria)             73.573 million
  3. London (Liverpool)          55.769 million
  4. London (Bridge)              51.478 million
  5. London (Charring Cross) 37.223 million
  6. London (Euston)              34.073 million
  7. London (Paddington)       32.200 million
  8. London (King’s Cross)     26.255 million
  9. Glasgow (Central)            24.951 million
  10. Birmingham (New Street) 24.687 million
  11. Leeds                               24.492 million
  12. London (St. Pancras)       22.032 million
  13. Manchester (Piccadilly)    21.279 million
  14. London (Cannon Street)   20.528 million
  15. London (East Croydon)    20.101 million
  16. Edinburgh (Waverley)      19.957 million
  17. Glasgow (Queen Street)   19.742 million
  18. London (Clapham Jct.)    19.641 million
  19. Liverpool (Central)            17.958 million
  20. London (Stratford)            17.479 million
  21. London ((Fenchurch St.)   16.675 million
  22. London (Vauxhall)             16.532 million
  23. London (Wimbeldon)        16.218 million
  24. Brighton                             14.493 million
  25. Reading                             14.400 million
  26. London (Marylebone)        13.200 million
  27. London (Gatwick)              13.129 million
  28. London (Blackfriars)          12.708 million
  29. Liverpool (Lime Street)       11.812 million
  30. Cardiff (Central)                 11.260 million
  31. London (Putney)                   9.940 million
  32. Bristol (Temple Meads)        8.409 million
  33. London (Surbiton)                8.340 million
  34. Cambridge                           8.245 million
  35. Sheffield                               8.052 million
  36. Guildford                              7.809 million
  37. London(Highbury/Islington)  7.625 million
  38. London (Richmond)             7.604 million
  39. Newcastle                            7.500 million
  40. London (Finsbury Park)        7.337 million
  41. Woking                                 7.261 million
  42. London (Moorgate)               7.187 million
  43. York                                      7.173 million
  44. London (Lewisham)              7.019 million
  45. London (Romsford)               6.817 million
  46. Manchester (Oxford Road)   6.590 million
  47. London (Barking)                  6.516 million
  48. Manchester (Victoria)            6.361 million
  49. Nottingham                           6.295 million
  50. London (Ilford)                      6.286 million
  51. St. Albans (City)                    6.263 million

4 thoughts on “Busiest railway stations of the UK

  1. Paul Jackson says:

    Slightly surprised that Rugby hasn’t made the list. I wonder if Michael Portillo needs to compare the list to his Bradshaw’s guide. Thank you for the info. Will use it in my lessons to show how important the railways are.

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