Number of passengers using Sheffield station soars to nearly 10 million

Nearly 10 million passengers used Sheffield station last year, new figures show, following a big increase.

Thursday, 16th January 2020, 1:42 pm
Updated Monday, 20th January 2020, 3:51 pm

There were 9.9 million entries and exits made at the railway station during 2018/19, which was 2.5 per cent more than the previous year.

That made it the 44th busiest station in Great Britain and the third busiest in Yorkshire & The Humber, behind Leeds (30.8m) and York (10.0m).

Dore & Totley saw the biggest rise within Sheffield, according to the latest estimates published by the Office of Rail and Road, with passenger numbers up by 11.4 per cent to just shy of 200,000.

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Sheffield railway station was used by nearly 10 million passengers during 2018/19

Passenger numbers fell at the city’s other stations, including Meadowhall, which was used just under 1.8m times, a fall of 4.1 per cent.

Chapeltown was the second busiest, with just over 300,000 users, ahead of Woodhouse (33,000) and Darnall (13,000).

Nationally, London Waterloo was the busiest station, with 94.2m entries and exits, and Birmingham New Street was the busiest outside London, with 47.9m users.

The joint quietest stations in the country were Denton, in Greater Manchester, and Stanlow & Thornton, in Cheshire, where just 46 entries and exits were made during the year.

The annual statistics are only an estimate as not all stations are gated.

PASSENGER NUMBERS AT SHEFFIELD STATIONS

Chapeltown: 301,998 entries and exits during 2018/19 (311,984 in 2017/18) -3.2 per cent down on last year (1,179 GB rank)

Darnall: 13,024 (13,158) -1.0 per cent (2,287)

Dore & Totley: 198,948 (178,580) +11.4 (1,406)

Meadowhall: 1,797,604 (1,874,180) -4.1 (331)

Sheffield: 9,907,724 (9,667,514) +2.5 (44)

Woodhouse: 33,396 (34,542) -3.3 (2,114)