Passengers on the up at Berwick railway station

New figures estimate there were 568,336 passenger entries and exits at Berwick railway station in 2017/18.

Monday, 24th December 2018, 9:11 am
Berwick Railway Station

It represents an increase on 2016/17 when there were an estimated 539,778 entries and exits.

The figures published by the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) put Berwick 824th in the rankings of Britain’s busiest stations.

Alnmouth recorded 339,826 station entries and exits, up from 312,452.

Waterloo is the busiest station in Britain for the 15th consecutive year, despite the total number of passenger entries and exits falling by five million to 94.4 million.

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Stations in London are nine out of the top 10 most used, with only Birmingham New Street breaking the capital’s dominance and remaining the 6th busiest station overall.

Glasgow Central retains its position as the busiest station in Scotland and 11th in the overall list, with passengers using it 32.9 million times this year, and Cardiff Central was top in Wales with more than 12.9 million entries and exits, making it 33rd overall.

The station with the fewest entries and exits was British Steel Redcar, with only 40 entries and exits in the entire year. Last year’s quietest station Barry Links in Scotland more than doubled its entries and exits to 52, making it only the second least used station.

Around the country, Newcastle was the busiest station in the North East with 8.8 million entries and exits making it 48th overall, Manchester Piccadilly was number one in the North West, Cambridge was busiest in the East of England and Bristol Temple Meads came out top in the South West.