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The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has praised Network Rails response to Covid-19 but raised concerns over how Network Rail plans rail timetables for next year and in the longer term, and is requiring improvement by Network Rail on how rail capacity is allocated and access to the network is granted.
(Permalink) COVID-19 Network Rail Office of Rail and Road

Glasgow Central remains the busiest station in Scotland with almost 33 million passenger entries and exits in the last year, figures published today by the Office of Rail and Road reveal.

Edinburgh (23,087,646), Glasgow Queen Street (16,685,760), Paisley Gilmour Street (3,903,776) and Haymarket (2,980,386) stations made up the remainder of the top five most used stations in Scotland.

[Railscot note: ORR comments that the reference period for the estimates runs from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020. The ORR has also provided data for 1 April 2019 to February 2020.]
(Permalink) Glasgow CentralEdinburgh Waverley Glasgow Queen Street Haymarket ORR Office of Rail and Road Paisley Gilmour Street Station statistics


Edinburgh Waverley: Plenty of takers for the 0752 LNER Aberdeen - Kings Cross HST, seen here arriving at Waverley platform 19 on 21 November 2019.
John Furnevel 21/11/2019


Glasgow Central: The large, open, bright and airy space of the Glasgow Central concourse.
Beth Crawford 23/05/2018


Glasgow Queen Street High Level: Passengers arriving at Queen Street Station on 24th September 2019, presented with a view of Glasgow's fine architecture through the new facade.
Bill Roberton 24/09/2019

Britain's least used railway station has been revealed as Berney Arms in Norfolk, which served just 42 passengers last year.The station, a request stop consisting of one short platform, a name plate and a tiny wooden shelter, is 30 minutes along a single-track line from Norwich to Great Yarmouth, and named after a local pub that closed several years ago. Situated in protected marshland near the River Yare and some way from the nearest main road, it is normally only accessible on foot.
(Permalink) Berney Arms ORR Office of Rail and Road Station statistics


Berney Arms: Way, way out at Berney Arms station, September 2009.
Ian Dinmore /09/2009


Berney Arms: One of the most remote stations in England has to be Berney Arms on the former Yarmouth & Norwich line in the midst of the Norfolk Broads. The short-platform request stop has no road access and is otherwise acessible by foot or by boat on the River Yare. The station was named after the land owner who sold the land to the Norwich & Yarmouth Railway Co.
Ian Dinmore /09/2007

Glasgow Central remains Scotland's busiest railway station with almost 33 million passenger entries and exits in the last year, according to figures from the Office of Rail and Road (ORR).
(Permalink) ORR Office of Rail and Road Station statistics

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