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Barry Links station in Angus is Britain’s least used

A railway station in Angus, Scotland is the least-used in the country, new figures have revealed

Barry Links station was used by just 24 passengers during 2016-17, according to data produced by the Office of Rail and Road.

For the 14th consecutive year, London Waterloo was the country’s busiest station with some 99.4 million passengers – up by more than 250,000 on the previous year.

Barry Links is on the line between Carnoustie, which hosts golf’s Open Championship next year, and Dundee, and is served by just one ScotRail train a day in each direction, Monday to Saturday.

There is no ticket office, ticket machines, toilet or CCTV, and the station is not staffed.

The two passengers who enter or exit the station on average each month can use bicycle parking facilities.

In 2015-16, Shippea Hill in Cambridgeshire was the least-used station in 2015-16, but it benefited from the publicity and saw annual usage jumping from 12 to 156 passengers.

The station most used outside London was Birmingham New Street, which saw 42.4 million passengers in the last year putting it at number six in the overall list.

In Scotland, Glasgow Central retained its position as the busiest station with 32.1 million passing through in the last year.

It was estimated there were more than 2.9 billion entries and exits at all rail stations in Britain in 2016/17, an increase of 0.4% on the previous year.


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