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  • Release date: 11 June 2013
  • Period covered: 2011-12
  • Next update: 7 May 2014
A report which compares rail station usage, for each and every station by line or route.

The latest release updates the statistics previously released on 6 August 2012.

The key points from the latest release are:

  • in 2011-12 there were 218 rail stations in Wales
  • there was an increase of 2.6 per cent in the number of station entries/exits in Wales in 2011-12 compared with 2010-11
  • Cardiff Central remains the busiest station in Wales with around one quarter of all station entries/exits (11.5m in 2011-12)
  • of the 20 busiest stations in Wales, 11 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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