London Waterloo has been crowned the UK’s busiest railway station once again after the latest figures from the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) revealed 99 million passengers passed through the station in the past year.
Nine out of the top ten spots went to stations in London, with the top five dominated by the capital. Victoria, Liverpool Street and London Bridge came two to four respectively, with Charing Cross climbing ahead of Euston in the rankings.
Martin Abrams of the Campaign for Better Transport said: “These statistics show more passengers than ever are using the rail network and it is vital the Government supports this with smart ticketing, flexible season tickets for part-time workers and improved rolling stock.
“As well as increased investment in the biggest and busiest stations in London and the South, we need to see more done in parts of the North where there has been very little investment in the network.
“This must include more station reopenings to connect rural communities who currently lose out as they are not on the network.”