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Increasing passenger volume

64 million

passenger footfall every week

(Source: Route 2017)

London Euston
London Liverpool Street

+57% increase in passenger journeys since 2004 - this number is expected to double again over next 25 years

(Source: Office of Rail and Road UK)

Manchester Piccadilly

+49% increase in passenger kilometres since 2004

(Source: Office of Rail and Road UK)

London Waterloo

The UK's railway stations are host to a huge volume of people, which is consistently increasing. 2017 annual footfall of 3.3 billion was a +4% increase year-on-year

(Source: Route 2017)


Increasing investment

London King's Cross

£38 billion is invested in the UK’s railways by Network Rail over a five year period until 2019: faster, more frequent, more comfortable, greener journeys


Infrastructure improvements include a focus on rail in the North of England, more trains through central London via Thameslink and further electrification

King's Cross
Birmingham New Street

Network Rail's £70 million National Stations Improvement Programme is transforming stations nationwide, not just in London

London Euston

Rail stations are the new retail destinations. “Our strategy is to create stations that are destinations in their own right, providing great places for people to meet, eat, shop and travel.”

Hamish Kiernan, Director of Retail, Network Rail