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Rail station usage

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  • Release date: 10 May 2017
  • Period covered: 2015-16
A report which compares rail station usage, for each and every station by line or route.

Key points

  • In 2015-16 there were 222 rail stations in Wales.
  • There was an annual increase of 3.5 per cent in the number of station entries/exits in Wales in 2015-16 compared to last year.
  • Cardiff Central remains the busiest station in Wales with one quarter of all station entries/exits (12.7m in 2015-16).
  • Of the 20 busiest stations in Wales, half are part of the Valley Lines network, not including Cardiff Central and Cardiff Queen Street and three in North Wales at Rhyl, Bangor and Wrexham General.
  • Rail station usage in Wales accounts for around 1.7 per cent of the UK total.


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