Top 10 London train stations ranked from most to least busy including Liverpool Street and Waterloo

Here are London's top 10 busiest railway stations, with a new station at the top spot for 2022/23.

London Liverpool Street was the new number one among the busiest train stations in London in 2022/23, according to the Office of Rail and Road (ORR).

The City of London station replaced London Waterloo as the most used with 80.4 million entries and exits recorded between April 1 2022 and March 31 2023.

The ORR said the opening of the Elizabeth line was a major factor, with Liverpool Street station seeing an increase of around 50 million journeys during that period.

The Elizabeth line also impacted the figures for Paddington, Farringdon and Tottenham Court Road, which all feature in the top-10.

Paddington was the second busiest station, up four places from last year, with 59.2 million entries and exits, while Farringdon has risen 29 places to number nine (31.5m). T

Tottenham Court Road’s Elizabeth line station opened in May 2022 and entered the list for the first time as the seventh busiest station with 34.9 million entries and exits. London Waterloo drops down to third (57.8m), while London Bridge is fourth (47.7m).

The busiest stations outside London were Birmingham New Street (30.7m), Leeds (24.0m) and Manchester Piccadilly (23.6m), ranking 11th to 13th overall.

Howard Smith, Elizabeth line director, said: “The Elizabeth line has been a transformational new railway for London, connecting east and west through ten modern stations, with around 4.3 million journeys being made each week and more than 270 million journeys since it opened last year.

“Liverpool Street, Paddington, Farringdon, Tottenham Court Road and Stratford all being in the top ten busiest stations in the UK, and four of the ten most popular journeys being on the Elizabeth line, shows the popularity of the railway and how it has offered new journey options in London and beyond, as well as a new direct route to Heathrow Airport.”

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