REVEALED: The busiest and quietest train stations in our region

Today The News can reveal the busiest and quietest train stations in our region, with the least-used stop having just 28 passengers on average every week.

Wednesday, 7th December 2016, 10:53 am
Updated Wednesday, 14th December 2016, 1:53 pm
Brighton Station. Credit: Eddie Mitchell

Gatwick Airport was named as the busiest station in the south east with 18,028,846 passengers passing through during 2015/16.

Brighton station had 17,333,3326 journeys made while 16,755,984 people used Reading station.

In contrast just 1,460 journeys were made at Coombe station in West Oxfordshire - an average of just 28 every week.

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In each case the figure given is the total number of entries and exits from each station.

The Rail Delivery Group, which represents train operators and Network Rail, said the figures demonstrate the need to ‘invest and plan long-term for increasing demand.’

The most used station in the UK was London Waterloo with 99.1 million journeys, according to the Office of Rail and Road.

But Shippea Hill station in Cambridgeshire had only 12 entries and exits - just one a month.


Busiest stations in the south east

1. Gatwick Airport: 18,028,846

2. Brighton: 17,333,326

3. Reading: 16,755,984

4. Guildford: 8,200,644

5. Woking: 7,989,232


Quietest stations in the south east

1. Combe, West Oxfordshire: 1,460

2. Finstock, West Oxfordshire: 1,770

3. Swale, Kent: 3,916

4. Ascott-Under-Wychwood, West Oxfordshire: 4,532

5. Little Kimble, Wycombe: 4,918