London railway stations are country's busiest - and getting busier

London's train stations are continuing to dominate the country's rail network - with the eight of the country's top ten busiest stations located within the Capital.

All of the top 10 reported an increase in passengers in the last financial year, according to Office of Rail Regulation figures.

Victoria Station
Victoria Station is the country's second most busy rail station. Credit: Reuters/Suzanne Plunkett

Based on the estimated number of exits and entrances to a station during 2012/13, Waterloo was the busiest station, with numbers, compared with 2011/12, rising 1.9% to almost 96 million.

Second was Victoria in London, with numbers rising 1.6% to 77.34 million, with another big London terminus, Liverpool Street, third with a 2.4% rise to just under 58.45 million.

The largest rise among the top 10 last year was Euston in London where the number of exits and entrances rose 4.9% to almost 38.3 million.

Clapham Junction is the station with the most passengers changing trains, with 21.6m a year using it as an interchange, up five per cent on the previous year.

The expansion of the London Overground network and other route alterations means more passengers are changing trains in the station’s capital.

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London railway stations are country's busiest

London railway stations are country's busiest