Scotland's busiest and quietest train stations revealed

Visitor numbers range from 15m in Glasgow to just 116 in the Highlands.

Glasgow Central to Scotscalder: Scotland’s busiest and quietest train stations revealed Google Maps

Scotland’s busiest and quietest train stations have been revealed.

The numbers were published in the latest report from the Office of Rail and Road’s (ORR).

It looked at the total number of people entering and exiting the 2,750 stations in Britain between April 2021 and March 2022.

While more than 15m visited Glasgow Central, just 116 turned up at Scotscalder in the Highlands.

Five most used

  • Glasgow Central – 15.3 million
  • Edinburgh – 13.6 million
  • Glasgow Queen Street – 8.5 million
  • Paisley Gilmour Street – 2.1 million
  • Partick – 1.7 million
Glasgow Central is Scotland's busiest station.iStock

Five least used

  • Scotscalder – 116
  • Lochluichart – 130
  • Kildonan – 140
  • Beasdale – 162
  • Culrain – 164
Culrain station was visited 164 times.STV News

Although Glasgow Central was the most used in Scotland, the number of entries was down considerably on the 32.5m in the year before the pandemic.

However, it was up on last year’s 5.3m people.

Across Britain, stations in London were the busiest – Waterloo had 41.4m entries and exits between April 21 and March 22.

The quietest was Elton and Orston with just 40 visitors in the 12-month period.

Feras Alshaker, director of planning and performance at ORR, said: “It is heartening to see passengers return to travelling by rail following what was a difficult period for the industry during the pandemic.

“There’s still some way to go in order for station usage figures to return to pre-pandemic levels.

“Once again it is important to thank all those in the rail industry, who continue to work hard to help people travel safely and with confidence.”

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