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Stratford station 'top of the stops'

PUBLISHED: 15:30 16 December 2015 | UPDATED: 16:22 16 December 2015

Stratford Station, which is now in Zone 2/3                    Photo: Stephen Pond/PA Images

Stratford Station, which is now in Zone 2/3 Photo: Stephen Pond/PA Images

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Stratford has made it to the top of the stops after new data revealed the country's busiest railway stations.

The commuter hub has seen an increase of nearly five million journeys, totalling almost 31m entries and exit last year, a report by the Office of Rail and Road revealed yesterday.

While last on the top-ten list, Stratford’s through traffic dwarfs that of some other rather quieter pit stops.

Shippea Hill in Cambridgeshire had just 22 entries and exits across the whole of last year – a stark contrast to the UK’s busiest station Waterloo, which boasted more than 99.2m one-way journeys.

The ‘top of the stops’ report recorded the estimated number of entries and exits - based on the total number of people travelling from or to the station.

Almost all of the top-10 busiest rail stations were in London, with the exception of Birmingham New Street station, said to have 35.3 million passenger entries and exits at the station last year.

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