ORR publishes top 10 busiest stations for 2016-17

Waterloo balcony and busy concourse

On Friday 1 December the Office for Rail and Road (ORR) published the estimates of station usage for all stations in Britain in 2016-2017, with eight of the top 10 busiest stations managed by Network Rail (see graphic below).

The data also revealed seven Network Rail managed stations within the top 10 outside London: Birmingham New Street (1), Glasgow Central (2), Leeds (3), Manchester Piccadilly (4), Edinburgh Waverley (5), Reading (7) and Liverpool Lime Street (10).

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You can find other interesting station facts and stats in the ORR’s full reports and data.

We manage 18 stations across the network. Here are some of the highlights from our stations this past year.

Our improvement work at London Bridge and Liverpool Lime Street stations this Christmas

Did you know?

Over 850 million passengers pass through our managed stations each year. 

Find this and other fascinating railway facts on our Transparency pages.