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Nine out of ten of the UK's busiest train stations are in London

Isabelle Aron
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Isabelle Aron

If you're one of the many people who will soon be flooding London's train stations and frantically trying to flee the city to get back home for Christmas, we've got bad news. New data from the Office of Rail and Road shows that nine out of ten of the country's busiest stations are in London.

The figures also show that the number of rail journeys in Britain has increased 4.5 percent in 2014-15, reaching 2.8 billion. Waterloo came top of the list of Britain's busiest stations, with more than a quarter of a million people using it every day on average. The station recorded nearly 100 million entries and exits – an increase of 800,000 from last year. At the other end of the spectrum – and outside the confines of the M25 – the least busy station in the country was Shippea Hill in Cambridgeshire, which must be a wild place because it was used by a measly 22 people in an entire year.

See the full list of Britain’s busiest train stations:

1. Waterloo (99,201,604 entries and exits)

2. Victoria (85,337,996 entries and exits)

3. Liverpool Street (63,631,246 entries and exits)

4. London Bridge (49,517,854 entries and exits)

5. Charing Cross (42,978,890 entries and exits)

6. Euston (42,952,298 entries and exits)

7. Paddington (35,724,684 entries and exits)

8. Birmingham New Street (35,312,788 entries and exits)

9. King’s Cross (31,346,862 entries and exits)

10. Stratford (30,974,204 entries and exits)

Here's why there's a special place in hell for the train home at Christmas.

And have you seen the tube map made out of Quality Street?

Image: Flickr/RachelH_

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