How many train passengers use Salisbury station?

How many train passengers use Salisbury station?

Published by Faye Tryhorn at 3:15pm 14th January 2020.

2 minute read

Our railway station is the 302nd most used in the country, according to latest figures from the Office for Road and Rail.

The ORR has published stats today (Tuesday 14th January) relating to 2018-19. 

They've said a total of 2,188,337 people entered, exited or changed trains at Salisbury during that time.

That's down slightly on the year before, by around 60,000 passengers.

South Western Railway Train 2018
Trains through Salisbury station had over 2 million passengers in a year, according to the latest figures


The period these figures apply to relate to the time following the Salisbury poisoning.

There were also a number of strike days on South Western Railway over that time as well.

South Western Railway Train 2018
Salisbury station is run by SWR, with a few other services using it too


The figures from the Office of Road and Rail have ranked all 2,566 railway stations across the UK in order of usage: 

  • Grateley - 265,440 passengers (1,257th busiest in the country)
  • Tisbury - 221,735 people (1,341st)
  • Andover - 1,233,184 total passengers (477th)
  • Southampton Central - 8,282,326 people (76th)
  • Dean - just 29,768 passengers (2,142nd)
Tisbury train rail station
Tisbury railway station saw just 1/10th of the passengers that Salisbury did within a year


Unsurprisingly, it was a London station that topped the list - with Waterloo being ranked as the most used.

They had more than 100 million passengers entering, exiting and changing trains there.

The quietest stations in Britain are Denton and Stanlow & Thornton, which both had just 46 passengers during that time.

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