Britain’s loneliest railway stations in 2011


Tees-side Airport – Source:

After recently publishing a post on the busiest railway stations in the United Kingdom, I thought it might interesting (and fun) to also post the least busy (or loneliest) ones. The following list shows the ten loneliest railway stations in the United Kingdom for 2011. Of these 10, seven are in England, two in Scotland, and one in Wales.


     Station                                Total Passengers

1. Tees-side Airport, England              18

2. Dorking West, England                    22

3. Coombe, England                            38

4. Breich, Scotland                               68

4. Reddish South, England                  68

6. Barry Links, Scotland                       74

7. Sampford Courtenay, England         76

8. Sugar Loaf, Wales                            84

9. Havenhouse, England                    100

10. Buckenham, England                   106

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18 Responses to Britain’s loneliest railway stations in 2011

  1. Paul Jackson says:

    Fascinating, thank you. It was super to find some of these places in the atlas- and here’s me thinking I knew my island pretty well! I am tempted to visit some of these- rather like train spotting but spotting the passengers instead. They would be super places to read a newspaper on a sunny summer’s day.


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  3. basil berchekas jr says:

    Hope they can keep them open, though; maybe as flag stops…


  4. nimh says:

    Which one is that station that I read about a couple of years ago, where the one single passenger using it successfully sued the railway company to renege on its closure plans?


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