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Rail station usage

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  • Release date: 7 May 2014
  • Period covered: 2012-13
  • Next update: 25 March 2015
A report which compares rail station usage, for each and every station by line or route.

Key points

  • In 2012-13 there were 219 rail stations in Wales.
  • There was an increase of 1.1 per cent in the number of station entries/exits in Wales in 2012-13 compared with 2011-12.
  • Cardiff Central remains the busiest station in Wales with around one quarter of all station entries/exits (11.6m in 2012-13).
  • Of the 20 busiest stations in Wales, 10 are part of the Valley Lines network, not including Cardiff Central and Cardiff Queen Street.
  • Rail station usage in Wales accounts for around 2 per cent of the UK total.


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