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13:25  14 january  2020
13:25  14 january  2020 Source:   msn.com

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a train on a steel track: Britain’s most and least used railway stations have been revealed (Danny Lawson/PA) © Peter Byrne Britain’s most and least used railway stations have been revealed (Danny Lawson/PA)

Two railway stations in north-west England are the joint least used in Britain, new figures show.

Greater Manchester’s Denton and Cheshire’s Stanlow and Thornton were both used by just 46 passengers in the year to March 31 2019, the Office and Rail and Road (ORR) said.

Reddish South, also in Greater Manchester, was the only other station in the country to record just double-digit annual usage, at 60 passengers.

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Some 94.2 million passengers used the station in 2018/19.

Birmingham New Street was the only station outside London ranked in the top 10 busiest.

It overtook Euston to take fifth place with 47.9 million entries and exits.

Glasgow Central retained its position as Scotland’s most used station, with 32.8 million passengers putting it at number 11 in the overall ranking.

The busiest station in Wales was Cardiff Central with 14.2 million entries and exits.

The estimates are largely based on ticket sales.

Last year’s least used station – North Yorkshire’s British Steel Redcar – saw its annual number of entries and exits increase from 40 to 360.

The ORR said the rise for the Redcar station may be due to it attracting visitors keen to see the least used station in the 2017/18 rankings.

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