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Britain's least used railway stations

Discussion in 'transport' started by editor, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. editor

    editor Got a fever +the only prescription is more cowbell

    According to 2005-06 passenger figures, there's 10 stations (out of 2506) that are used by less than 100 people annually.

    Here's number 10 to number 6:

    (from http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=531504 )
     
  2. editor

    editor Got a fever +the only prescription is more cowbell

    And the top five are:
     
  3. PacificOcean

    PacificOcean Unhinged User

    I wondered why an airport station (even for something like Teeside Airport) would have so few passengers.

    Turns out that they moved the entrance of the Airport to the other side and there is a more conveniently sited station, but rather than shut the station they just run a token service.
     
  4. editor

    editor Got a fever +the only prescription is more cowbell

    The least used underground station used to be one of my favourites - Blake Hall on the Central Line branch to Ongar.

    It was said to have just six passengers a day, but still had a booking clerk and a rather attractive station, complete with toilets.

    [​IMG]
     
  5. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx purves grundy - definitely a bloke

    Sugar Loaf. What a lovely name. You could pretend you were going to Sugar Loaf Mountain
     
  6. Homeless Mal

    Homeless Mal Banned Banned

    But it does go to Sugar Loaf Mountain :hmm:
     
  7. PacificOcean

    PacificOcean Unhinged User

    The station was only built so they could build the line through the bloke who owned Blake Hall fields. He insisted on his own stop.

    They did rather go to town on it for a station in the middle of nowhere. A little Halt would have done.
     
  8. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx purves grundy - definitely a bloke


    I meant Sugar Loaf Mountain in.... oh, never mind :D
     
  9. editor

    editor Got a fever +the only prescription is more cowbell

    See that 'Gentleman' enamel sign in the background?

    That's in my loo, that is :D
     
  10. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx purves grundy - definitely a bloke


    looks like it's leading to an alley, but if you want to claim an alley as your loo... that's filthy that is :D
     
  11. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx purves grundy - definitely a bloke

    Here's some more for you Editor



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    You've probably seen them all before though
     
  12. tangerinedream

    tangerinedream Density of Sound

    [​IMG]

    Reddish South has a monumental 120 passengers per year! Positively Euston-esque

    [​IMG]

    Denton on the other hand belongs in the list below with just 65 passengers (but that was in 2006/7)

    more here
     
  13. kittyP

    kittyP schmeeer

    Lovely lovely pics that made my tummy feel all funny in an adventurous kind of way :)
     
  14. tangerinedream

    tangerinedream Density of Sound

  15. editor

    editor Got a fever +the only prescription is more cowbell

  16. Oswaldtwistle

    Oswaldtwistle Banned

    I always thought Normanton and Peartree near me was the least used railway station in Britain....
     
  17. quimcunx

    quimcunx christmas miracles ain't all that

    Yay! Angus has 2 in the top ten. Finally my home, um, district is a winner.

    London was a bit of culture shock for me you know.

    :)
     
  18. tangerinedream

    tangerinedream Density of Sound

  19. tangerinedream

    tangerinedream Density of Sound

  20. editor

    editor Got a fever +the only prescription is more cowbell

  21. Isambard

    Isambard Dab of Rioja, Kitten? :D


    The plan is to re open the line, linking it with the Metropolitan Line branch.
    Then it will boom again.
     
  22. davesgcr

    davesgcr Reading books

    Bit tricky to run a train to Watford West now - as there are several bits of line missing and the slight problem of no points leading to the branch from Watford High St.

    A predecessor traffic manager of mine put a 30 min off peak service to Croxley Green in the 1980's - after about 3 months ASLEF and NUR queried it as they were disenchanted with running trains that were 100% empty. Granted a link to the Met line corridor might make a difference.......
     
  23. mhwfc

    mhwfc Anna Karina, Aleem Dar

    The last time I checked you could still buy tickets to Watford West on the ticket machines at Euston, I assume people bought tickets to there by mistake when they wanted the Junction or Watford High Street?
     
  24. _pH_

    _pH_ .

    interesting thread, kind of 'where beeching missed out' :D

    surprised Kirton Lindsey/Brigg aren't on there, trains only run on Saturdays
     
  25. _pH_

    _pH_ .

    was that a 'parliamentary' service?
     
  26. Fledgling

    Fledgling And the porpoise?

    Hmm, what about Reddish South? If you know Stockport and Manchester (or just a lot about trains and railways) you'll see a station on a line going north from Stockport but branching off from the main line. I heard they only run one train a week through. True?
     
  27. Donna Ferentes

    Donna Ferentes jubliado

    Are those figures really annual? How are they measured?

    I certainly got off and on at Dorking West in 2005/6. I can't believe there were only forty people who did the same all year.
     
  28. Fledgling

    Fledgling And the porpoise?


    You're quite right, check out this:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reddish_South_railway_station :eek:


    I should go I don't work that far away
     
  29. Isambard

    Isambard Dab of Rioja, Kitten? :D

    True. A "parliamentary train".
    It enables them to avoid a formal closure process.
     
  30. tangerinedream

    tangerinedream Density of Sound

    I posted that with a bloody picture less that 10 posts ago! :mad:
     

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