Britain’s quietest railway station in Cambridgeshire welcomes one passenger per month

Shippea Hill station in Cambridgeshire is the quietest in the country. Picture Google Maps

Shippea Hill station in Cambridgeshire is the quietest in the country. Picture Google Maps - Credit: Google Maps

The quietest train station in Britain is used by the equivalent of just one passenger per month, new figures show.

Shippea Hill station in Cambridgeshire had only 12 entries and exits during 2015/16, according to the Office of Rail and Road (ORR).

Only one train - towards Norwich - serves the station on weekdays, but there is no return service.

On Saturdays it is possible to take a day trip to the city from Shippea Hill, leaving at 7.25am and returning just over 12 hours later. There are no trains on Sundays.

The nearest significant conurbation is the cathedral city of Ely, which is around seven miles away.

London Waterloo recorded the most journeys in the 12 months to March 31 at 99.1 million, the ORR said.

The 10 busiest stations in Britain are all in London apart from Birmingham New Street, which is seventh on the list.

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In Scotland, Glasgow Central remains the busiest station with passengers using the hub 30 million times in 2015/16, with Edinburgh in second place at 21.7 million.

Cardiff Central is the busiest station in Wales with 12.7 million journeys.

The ORR estimated that there were over 2.9 billion entries and exits at all rail stations in Britain in 2015/16, an increase of 5% compared with the previous year.

There were also 222 million connections made.

The Rail Delivery Group, representing train operators and Network Rail, said the figures demonstrate the need to 'invest and plan long-term for increasing demand'.

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