Covid badly hits train use, but Yorkshire's busiest stations are unchanged in new figures November 28, 2021

York - 1,836,500 passengers Sheffield - 1,906,820 passengers Leeds - 5,853,754 passengers Doncaster - 890,238 passengers Huddersfield - 1,025,712 passengers
New figures showing station use estimates across Britain have just been published by the Government's Office of Rail and Road and show a significant drop in passenger journeys during the Covid pandemic.

Numbers have fallen significantly in 1920-21, to the lowest level since the statistics were started in 1872. But the top five busiest stations in Yorkshire remain unchanged from recent years as Leeds, Sheffield, York, Huddersfield and Doncaster. Fifth-placed Doncaster, however, saw numbers fall below one million for the first time.

The region's busiest station, Leeds, saw passenger numbers, based on station entries and exits, fall from 31.0 million in 2019-20 to 5.8 million in 2020-21. Leeds remains Britain's second-busiest station outside London.

Britain's most used station in the year was Stratford in London, up from eighth place nationally a year earlier.

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