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A report which compares rail station usage, for each and every station by line or route for April 2018 to March 2019.

Main points

There was a 9.4% increase in the number of station entries and exits in Wales in 2018-19 compared with the previous year. This was the largest year on year percentage increase since 2007-08. A number of factors are likely to have contributed to this increase.

Most of the largest increases occurred in South East Wales, especially on the City Line in Cardiff, and at stations on the Valleys Line close to or in Cardiff.

The number of station entries and exits in Wales has risen every year since 2004-05, and by 75% over that period.

Cardiff Central remains the busiest station in Wales with 25% of all station entries/exits. Of the 20 busiest stations in Wales, more than half are part of the Valley Lines network (not including Cardiff Central and Cardiff Queen Street). Two of the busiest stations are in North Wales at Rhyl and Bangor.


Rail station usage, April 2018 to March 2019
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