What Are Some of the Busiest Train Stations in the U.K.?


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The top five busiest train stations in the U.K. are all in London: Waterloo, Victoria, Liverpool Street, London Bridge and Euston. Only two stations in the top 10 are not in London: Birmingham New Street, which is the eighth-busiest station, and Leeds, which is the tenth.

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The total number of passenger entries and exits at a station in a year determine how busy it is. Data are in millions, and they are collected by the Office of Rail and Road. In 2013 and 2014, Waterloo station saw more than 98 million entries and exits, a 3 percent increase over 2012, and retaining its first rank. The next three busiest stations: Victoria, Liverpool Street and London Bridge retained their 2012 ranks at two, three and four, respectively. Euston station, ranked fifth, saw traffic of over 40 million passengers, 9 percent higher than 2012.

The other London stations in the top 10 were Charing Cross at sixth, Paddington at seventh and King’s Cross station at the ninth rank.

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