Train GraphicClick on the map to explore geographics
 
End of through trains
Bristol to Waterloo?

 
Please sign our petition
(more information)
 
Campaign links here
Travel & transport from BBC stories as at 01:55 05 Dec 2021
- Coronavirus: UK tightens travel rules amid Omicron spread
- Huge Calder Valley model railway hidden from girlfriend unveiled
- Omicron: What are the new Covid rules for travelling to the UK?
Read about the forum [here].
Register [here] - it's free.
What do I gain from registering? [here]
 09/12/21 - Award Event - CRN
19/01/22 - MTUG - regular meeting
08/03/22 - WWRUG AGM - B-o-A
09/03/22 - MTUG - regular meeting
Random Image
Train RunningDelayed
05/12/21 07:53 Swansea to London Paddington
05/12/21 08:34 London Paddington to Swansea
05/12/21 08:34 Bristol Parkway to London Paddington
05/12/21 09:20 Swansea to London Paddington
05/12/21 09:34 London Paddington to Swansea
05/12/21 10:03 Bristol Parkway to London Paddington
05/12/21 10:18 Bristol Parkway to London Paddington
05/12/21 10:22 Swansea to London Paddington
05/12/21 10:42 London Paddington to Swansea
05/12/21 11:22 Swansea to London Paddington
05/12/21 11:42 London Paddington to Swansea
05/12/21 12:22 Swansea to London Paddington
05/12/21 12:42 London Paddington to Swansea
05/12/21 13:22 Swansea to London Paddington
05/12/21 13:42 London Paddington to Swansea
05/12/21 14:20 Swansea to London Paddington
05/12/21 14:42 London Paddington to Swansea
05/12/21 15:17 Swansea to London Paddington
05/12/21 15:42 London Paddington to Swansea
05/12/21 16:22 Swansea to London Paddington
05/12/21 16:42 London Paddington to Swansea
05/12/21 17:20 Swansea to London Paddington
05/12/21 17:42 London Paddington to Swansea
05/12/21 18:20 Swansea to London Paddington
05/12/21 19:20 Swansea to London Paddington
05/12/21 19:42 London Paddington to Swansea
05/12/21 20:19 Swansea to London Paddington
05/12/21 20:42 London Paddington to Swansea
05/12/21 21:42 London Paddington to Swansea
PollsThere are no open or recent polls
Abbreviation pageAcronymns and abbreviations
Stn ComparatorStation Comparator
Rail newsNews Now - live rail news feed
Site Style 1 2 3 4
Next departures • Bristol Temple MeadsBath SpaChippenhamSwindonDidcot ParkwayReadingLondon PaddingtonMelksham
Exeter St DavidsTauntonWestburyTrowbridgeBristol ParkwayCardiff CentralOxfordCheltenham SpaBirmingham New Street
December 05, 2021, 02:03:16 am *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Forgotten your username or password? - get a reminder
Most recently liked subjects
[274] Are the railways fit for their (future) purpose?
[89] Overhead Electrification Plans
[56] Masks To Become Compulsory On Public Transport Again
[53] Advent quiz- day 4 - "Pilning" - round 1
[40] Portishead Line reopening for passengers - ongoing discussion
[22] South Western Railways Waterloo - Bristol services axed
News: A forum for passengers ... with input from rail professionals welcomed too
 
   Home   Help Search Calendar Login Register  
Pages: [1]
  Print  
Author Topic: 2020-21 station usage  (Read 551 times)
grahame
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 34996



View Profile WWW Email
« on: November 25, 2021, 11:28:34 am »

2020 - 2021 station usage figures published this morning - here is an extract for GWR (Great Western Railway) managed and selected other stations:

Columns
1 - Ranking in terms of traffic loss across all UK (United Kingdom) stations
2 - Station code
3 - Traffic in 2020/21 - percentage change from 2019/20
4 - Total number of entries and exits 2019/20
5 - Total number of entries and exits 2020/21
6 - Station name

Code:
   5 LTS -100%     84,522        392 Lelant Saltings
  66 FIN  -93%      1,542        102 Finstock
 158 TAC (Track Access Contract)  -90%     23,666      2,448 Tackley
 226 CME  -88%      2,762        340 Combe (Oxon)
 239 FIT  -88%    976,150    115,624 Filton Abbey Wood
 265 SIP  -88%      5,136        592 Shipton
 390 PAD» (Paddington (London) - next trains)  -86% 44,871,096  6,391,896 London Paddington
 394 NTC (New Track Construction)  -86%      2,684        366 Newton St Cyres
 395 PWY  -86%     91,158     12,392 Patchway
 430 BPW» (Bristol Parkway - next trains)  -85%  2,371,812    366,904 Bristol Parkway
 441 COE  -85%        188         28 Coombe Junction Halt
 464 HYD  -85%     39,986      5,968 Heyford
 489 RAD  -85%    135,780     20,830 Radley
 500 THE  -85%    476,266     73,190 Theale
 515 ASC  -84%    108,234     17,576 Ashchurch for Tewkesbury
 518 BDW  -84%    129,886     20,398 Bedwyn
 528 CDF» (Cardiff - next trains)  -84% 12,670,920  1,975,462 Cardiff Central
 558 KEM  -84%    409,170     66,188 Kemble
 560 KYN  -84%    532,966     87,304 Keynsham
 581 NLS  -84%    519,574     85,382 Nailsea & Backwell
 589 SHI  -84%     94,084     15,028 Shiplake
 594 TLH  -84%    572,258     91,930 Tilehurst
 618 BRI» (Bristol Temple Meads - next trains)  -83% 11,619,360  2,032,828 Bristol Temple Meads
 628 CNO  -83%      2,720        460 Chetnole
 636 DID» (Didcot Parkway - next trains)  -83%  3,339,804    583,570 Didcot Parkway
 637 DMH» (Dilton Marsh - next trains)  -83%     16,616      2,766 Dilton Marsh
 648 HND  -83%    275,348     47,254 Hanborough
 673 MIM  -83%    292,544     50,588 Moreton-In-Marsh
 674 NBY» (Newbury - next trains)  -83%  1,819,730    307,708 Newbury
 675 NRC  -83%    105,398     17,890 Newbury Racecourse
 679 PSN  -83%    173,832     29,702 Parson Street
 683 SFR  -83%    114,284     19,330 Shalford (Surrey)
 696 TWY (Twyford station)  -83%  1,527,952    266,248 Twyford
 721 CLC (Castle Cary)  -82%    278,246     50,758 Castle Cary
 722 CBY  -82%    314,296     55,812 Charlbury
 723 CNM» (Cheltenham Spa - next trains)  -82%  2,590,718    462,294 Cheltenham Spa
 776 MAI (Maidenhead station)  -82%  4,674,970    850,006 Maidenhead
 781 NCM  -82%    332,730     59,002 North Camp
 784 OXF» (Oxford - next trains)  -82%  8,702,368  1,574,610 Oxford
 787 PEW  -82%    269,352     47,702 Pewsey
 791 RDG(resolve)  -82% 16,753,368  2,963,110 Reading
 804 SWI» (Swindon - next trains)  -82%  3,713,738    651,824 Swindon (Wilts)
 813 WGV  -82%     92,180     16,200 Wargrave
 832 BTH» (Bath Spa - next trains)  -81%  6,432,812  1,198,504 Bath Spa
 839 CDU (Cab Display Unit)  -81%    225,792     42,818 Cam & Dursley
 840 CPM» (Chippenham - next trains)  -81%  1,937,240    373,482 Chippenham
 842 CHO  -81%    284,448     54,628 Cholsey
 846 COO  -81%    220,664     41,180 Cookham
 859 GOR  -81%    437,286     82,368 Goring & Streatley
 921 THA  -81%    550,724    106,564 Thatcham
 957 CUM  -80%    107,072     21,586 Culham
 981 HGD  -80%    359,776     71,826 Hungerford
 984 KGM  -80%    191,518     39,014 Kingham
1005 PAN  -80%    482,128     94,750 Pangbourne
1039 WNC  -80%  1,936,038    393,132 Windsor & Eton Central
1043 YAE  -80%    341,800     68,562 Yate
1044 YAT  -80%    500,316    101,442 Yatton
1050 AUW  -79%      3,036        638 Ascott-Under-Wychwood
1059 BOA  -79%    550,720    117,522 Bradford-On-Avon
1088 FNN  -79%    596,706    122,664 Farnborough North
1099 HOT  -79%    742,292    156,610 Henley-On-Thames
1118 MOR  -79%    177,960     36,526 Mortimer
1172 YET  -79%      7,672      1,600 Yetminster
1192 BAW  -78%    463,456     99,814 Blackwater
1205 CRN(resolve)  -78%    277,328     61,142 Crowthorne
1208 DPD  -78%    406,538     90,096 Dorking (Deepdene)
1210 DKT  -78%     57,066     12,648 Dorking West
1214 FZP  -78%    183,252     39,580 Furze Platt
1248 MLW  -78%    312,864     69,818 Marlow
1295 AMT  -77%     82,758     18,622 Aldermaston
1303 BMT  -77%    104,050     23,974 Bedminster
1322 CFN (Clifton Down station)  -77%    727,774    168,394 Clifton Down
1327 DRG  -77%     31,610      7,146 Drayton Green
1335 FRO» (Frome - next trains)  -77%    207,704     47,914 Frome
1347 HYB  -77%     71,830     16,280 Honeybourne
1396 SML  -77%     58,204     13,108 Sea Mills
1402 SOU  -77%  6,351,828  1,448,076 Southampton Central
1403 SHU  -77%    174,050     40,100 Stonehouse
1406 TAU» (Taunton - next trains)  -77%  1,585,206    364,244 Taunton
1408 THO  -77%      2,744        618 Thornford
1410 TVP  -77%    510,386    119,164 Tiverton Parkway
1426 APF  -76%      7,232      1,768 Appleford
1438 BNE  -76%    261,122     61,366 Bourne End
1462 DCW  -76%     93,662     22,134 Dorchester West
1469 FFD  -76%     55,454     13,218 Freshford
1492 MDG  -76%     36,770      8,826 Midgham
1508 SAL  -76%  1,904,276    455,306 Salisbury
1559 BRU  -75%     48,818     12,308 Bruton
1590 KIT  -75%     95,850     24,414 Kintbury
1599 MKM» (Melksham (Station code) - next trains)  -75%     75,292     18,800 Melksham
1605 OLF  -75%    359,846     90,958 Oldfield Park
1618 SND  -75%    152,200     38,252 Sandhurst (Berks)
1623 SLO  -75%  5,546,280  1,403,354 Slough
1629 STD  -75%    577,858    146,574 Stroud (Gloucs)
1637 WOR  -75%    328,598     81,414 Worle
1642 AVF  -74%     23,448      6,088 Avoncliff
1672 EXN  -74%     27,428      7,158 Exton
1680 GCR (Gloucester)  -74%  1,546,910    394,698 Gloucester
1699 MDN  -74%     20,242      5,168 Maiden Newton
1741 WSM  -74%  1,159,564    306,684 Weston-Super-Mare
1746 YVP  -74%    143,732     37,770 Yeovil Pen Mill
1768 CHL  -73%     21,704      5,904 Chilworth
1776 EVE  -73%    245,990     66,164 Evesham
1777 EXD (Exeter St Davidsnext trains )  -73%  2,676,464    727,776 Exeter St David's
1799 LYC  -73%     69,846     19,050 Lympstone Commando
1828 TRO» (Trowbridge - next trains)  -73%    917,458    252,156 Trowbridge
1836 WSB» (Westbury - next trains)  -73%    557,756    152,216 Westbury
1896 LYM  -72%     97,510     27,330 Lympstone Village
1910 RDA (Regional Development Agency)  -72%    120,642     33,332 Redland
1940 BFE  -71%     15,026      4,410 Bere Ferrers
1945 BMY  -71%    301,732     87,738 Bramley (Hampshire)
1987 PLY» (Plymouth - next trains)  -71%  2,372,040    678,094 Plymouth
1989 PMA  -71%        502        146 Portsmouth Arms
2004 WMN» (Warminster - next trains)  -71%    355,380    103,070 Warminster
2021 CSK  -70%     34,758     10,534 Calstock
2055 PIL  -70%        710        210 Pilning
2073 TOP  -70%    229,474     67,918 Topsham
2083 BAS  -69%     39,462     12,052 Bere Alston
2086 BOD  -69%    243,344     75,998 Bodmin Parkway
2104 LSK  -69%    358,818    109,704 Liskeard
2114 SHH  -69%     55,518     17,454 Shirehampton
2117 SGN  -69%     28,382      8,810 South Greenford
2118 SGM  -69%     58,254     17,770 St Germans
2125 TOT  -69%    725,038    225,454 Totnes
2149 GOM  -68%     54,150     17,294 Gomshall
2155 LOO  -68%    118,642     37,552 Looe
2157 NCO  -68%    120,460     38,944 Newcourt
2160 PRW  -68%     33,168     10,718 Perranwell
2168 SRD  -68%    205,224     65,722 Stapleton Road
2183 CBP  -67%     81,088     26,778 Castle Bar Park
2199 MTP  -67%    129,556     42,438 Montpelier
2208 PNZ  -67%    573,718    190,426 Penzance
2212 RDW  -67%    407,238    134,182 Reading West
2216 SVB  -67%    301,154     98,726 Severn Beach
2224 SAU  -67%    459,400    149,608 St Austell
2227 WNM  -67%     79,060     26,354 Weston Milton
2237 CPN  -66%        192         66 Chapelton (Devon)
2240 FAL  -66%    114,088     38,320 Falmouth Docks
2255 PAR  -66%    200,130     68,660 Par
2263 SKN  -66%      1,070        360 St Keyne Wishing Well Halt
2270 BTO  -65%     15,134      5,228 Betchworth
2278 GSL  -65%     61,790     21,418 Gunnislake
2281 LWH  -65%    190,118     66,852 Lawrence Hill
2288 NQY (Newquay (Station))  -65%     97,136     34,158 Newquay
2296 SCS  -65%    111,744     38,644 Starcross
2299 TRU  -65%  1,211,362    419,996 Truro
2306 AVN  -64%    127,142     46,076 Avonmouth
2316 LOS  -64%     67,706     24,142 Lostwithiel
2319 NTA» (Newton Abbott - next trains)  -64%  1,203,100    434,744 Newton Abbot
2321 PSH  -64%    102,550     37,112 Pershore
2323 POL  -64%    119,048     42,680 Polsloe Bridge
2324 RED  -64%    342,446    123,520 Redruth
2329 SJP  -64%     96,282     34,950 St James Park (Exeter)
2335 BWT  -63%    363,828    133,410 Bridgwater
2342 EXC  -63%  2,536,316    946,172 Exeter Central
2343 EXM  -63%    896,248    327,720 Exmouth
2348 IVY  -63%     55,204     20,220 Ivybridge
2357 TQY  -63%    457,528    168,810 Torquay
2366 CAU  -62%      1,336        504 Causeland
2368 DPT  -62%     43,046     16,150 Devonport
2373 HIG  -62%    212,650     80,236 Highbridge & Burnham
2377 PGN  -62%    632,482    237,744 Paignton
2389 CDI  -61%     66,606     26,306 Crediton
2391 DOC  -61%     10,368      4,050 Dockyard (Devonport)
2393 FMT  -61%    222,028     85,498 Falmouth Town
2399 PNM  -61%    199,352     77,144 Penmere
2402 SBV  -61%      8,928      3,476 St Budeaux Victoria Road
2405 TGM  -61%    690,972    269,248 Teignmouth
2414 PYN  -60%    247,760     99,794 Penryn (Cornwall)
2424 BNP (Barnstaple)  -59%    424,822    172,130 Barnstaple
2445 SIV  -58%    706,826    293,880 St Ives (Cornwall)
2448 CBN  -57%    277,540    118,444 Camborne
2449 DWL  -57%    519,582    223,894 Dawlish
2451 KEY  -57%      7,808      3,374 Keyham
2455 ROC (Rail Operating Centre - a centralised location for railway signalling and train control operations for a specific route or region)  -57%      3,612      1,564 Roche
2457 EGG  -56%     32,228     14,084 Eggesford
2465 COP  -55%     19,438      8,662 Copplestone
2467 KGN  -55%      6,098      2,740 Kings Nympton
2471 QUI  -55%      2,412      1,088 Quintrell Downs
2472 SBF  -55%      2,348      1,068 St Budeaux Ferry Road
2491 YEO  -54%     17,236      7,884 Yeoford
2495 SER  -53%    290,834    136,176 St Erth
2496 UMB  -53%     32,302     15,100 Umberleigh
2497 DWW  -52%    186,548     88,954 Dawlish Warren
2498 DIG  -52%    624,496    299,226 Digby & Sowton
2500 STS  -52%     85,396     41,154 Saltash
2501 TRR  -52%    290,116    139,330 Torre
2505 MRD  -51%     14,642      7,194 Morchard Road
2507 BGL  -50%      4,794      2,412 Bugle
2514 LUX  -49%      1,470        744 Luxulyan
2515 MEN  -49%      2,482      1,266 Menheniot
2516 CBB  -48%    212,354    111,158 Carbis Bay
2518 HYL  -48%     92,084     47,656 Hayle
2524 EXT  -46%    224,132    122,038 Exeter St Thomas
2541 SDP  -36%      1,302        828 Sandplace
2542 SCR  -35%      1,840      1,200 St Columb Road
2549 LEL  -23%     21,608     16,600 Lelant
2551 LAP  -18%      2,078      1,702 Lapford
2554 SAR  -14%      5,728      4,910 St Andrews Road
2565 WOP   27%     25,478     32,350 Worcestershire Parkway
Logged

Coffee Shop Admin, Vice Chair of Melksham Rail User Group, and on the board of TravelWatch SouthWest.
grahame
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 34996



View Profile WWW Email
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2021, 11:41:49 am »

Same format - stations serving airports

   4 HAF -100%  1,752,096        162 Heathrow Terminal 4 (Rail Station Only)
  20 TEA  -99%        338          2 Teesside Airport
  43 HXX  -96%  3,990,120    142,492 Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 (Rail Station Only)
  85 GTW  -92% 21,050,640  1,686,444 Gatwick Airport
  91 PRA  -92%    101,220      7,734 Prestwick International Airport
  79 BHI  -92%  6,519,612    512,176 Birmingham International
 113 MIA  -91%  5,747,042    545,790 Manchester Airport
 118 SIA  -91%    757,058     64,524 Southend Airport
 119 SSD  -91%  8,474,784    794,992 Stansted Airport
 490 RIA  -85%    174,648     25,674 Rhoose Cardiff International Airport
 496 SOA  -85%  1,592,654    233,020 Southampton Airport Parkway
 664 LTN (Low Traffic Neighbourhood)  -83%  4,201,068    694,084 Luton Airport Parkway
1685 HWV  -74%  1,461,446    381,778 Heathrow Terminal 5 (Rail Station Only)


Edit to add Birmingham International!
« Last Edit: November 25, 2021, 12:33:16 pm by grahame » Logged

Coffee Shop Admin, Vice Chair of Melksham Rail User Group, and on the board of TravelWatch SouthWest.
IndustryInsider
Data Manager
Hero Member
******
Posts: 8939


View Profile
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2021, 12:55:41 pm »

2020 - 2021 station usage figures published this morning - here is an extract for GWR (Great Western Railway) managed and selected other stations:

Good to see decent growth at Worcestershire Parkway.  Cheesy

Though on a more serious note it is doing quite well - I reckon up to 150 cars are now in the car park most days, up from about 15 this time last year.
Logged

To view my GWML (Great Western Main Line) Electrification cab video 'before and after' video comparison, as well as other videos of the new layout at Reading and 'before and after' comparisons of the Cotswold Line Redoubling scheme, see: http://www.dailymotion.com/user/IndustryInsider/
Western Pathfinder
Global Moderator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 1390



View Profile
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2021, 02:07:50 pm »

Pleased to see that Pilning managed over 200 even with everything that's been happening.
Logged
grahame
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 34996



View Profile WWW Email
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2021, 03:07:47 pm »

From the BBC» (British Broadcasting Corporation - home page)

Quote
London's Stratford railway station was Britain's busiest in a year that recorded the lowest level of passenger journeys for almost 150 years. The station recorded about 14 million entries and exits between in March 2020 and April 2021 as passenger usage fell 78% in Britain due to the pandemic.

Lockdowns and restrictions throughout the year meant more people worked from home and did not commute as much.

London Waterloo witnessed the biggest decrease in passenger usage.

The Office of Rail and Road (ORR» (Office of Rail and Road formerly Office of Rail Regulation - about)) said Waterloo had lost the title of Britain's busiest station for the first time in 17 years, with just 12.2 million entries and exits compared to 86.9 million the year before. It said the pandemic had brought the lowest level of rail journeys across Britain since at least before 1872. Feras Alshaker, director of planning and performance at the ORR, said there had been "radical change", particularly in London, in the stations people used the most. He said recent figures suggested there had been a "slower increase in commuter journeys" compared to leisure trips, which had almost returned to pre-pandemic levels.

London's railway stations dominated the top 10 most used, with London Victoria (13.8 million) also heavily used during the pandemic. Highbury and Islington (8.7 million), Clapham Junction (8.4 million), Barking (6.7 million) and East Croydon (6.7 million) entered the top 10 for the first time, replacing London's Paddington, Euston, St Pancras International and Kings Cross stations.

Outside of the capital, the ORR said Birmingham New Street was the only station that recorded more than six million entries and exits, with 7.4 million people travelling from or to the station.

Across Scotland, Glasgow Central remained the most used station with 5.3 million entries and exits, a fall from 32.5 million in 2019-20, while Cardiff Central in Wales remained the nation's busiest with just under 2 million journeys compared to more than 12 million the year before.

Nearly 200 railway stations across Britain had fewer than 1,000 entries and exits, with many having services suspended due to the pandemic.There were six stations that recorded no entries or exits. These were Abererch and Llanbedr stations, in Gwynedd, Wales, Sugar Loaf in Powys, Beasdale in Highland, Scotland, Sampford Courtenay in Devon, and Stanlow & Thornton station near Chester.

Good summary.   It's striking that the London interchanges, rather than the termini, have fared less badly, in spite of some long distance expresses skipping places like Clapham Junction.   With the thinning out of some services through there, does the new normal suggest all trains should call for connectional purposes, and that some of the wider connecting services that call at Clapham Junction, such as  Grin that to Bath and Bristol Grin should be enhanced.
Logged

Coffee Shop Admin, Vice Chair of Melksham Rail User Group, and on the board of TravelWatch SouthWest.
lympstone_commuter
Transport Scholar
Full Member
******
Posts: 69


View Profile
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2021, 04:06:05 pm »

I've incorporated the latest figures into new clickable maps here

http://empslocal.ex.ac.uk/people/staff/tej202/stations.htm

Striking how the "COVID-effect" between 2020 and 2021 seems much less than almost everywhere else (except the Oban line....)

Logged
REVUpminster
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 400



View Profile Email
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2021, 06:09:51 pm »

What I noticed from those figures was Teignmouth, Dawlish, Dawlish Warren, and Torre stood up quite well. I wonder if this was  due to the Grammar schools at Torre when up to 200 pupils emerge every morning.  A 166 is used every day for the school run 2T07. Once 2 x 2 car165s was used.
Logged
grahame
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 34996



View Profile WWW Email
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2021, 10:28:40 pm »

Striking how the "COVID-effect" between 2020 and 2021 seems much less than almost everywhere else (except the Oban line....)

What I noticed from those figures was Teignmouth, Dawlish, Dawlish Warren, and Torre stood up quite well. I wonder if this was  due to the Grammar schools at Torre when up to 200 pupils emerge every morning.  A 166 is used every day for the school run 2T07. Once 2 x 2 car165s was used.

Almost certainly school traffic.  A new service for schools into Oban in the morning and out in the afternoon appears to have booked the numbers at the intermediate stations.   Oban itself already had too much other traffic for the decline to be reversed by the extra train, but still didn't do too bad.

Harlech is another school destination - that did relatively well too, together with other stations just up and down the line - quite the exception for Wales.

Traffic from Swindon to Stroud for school was also noticeably strong - but that's from personal observation last November; there is so much other traffic (or was) during the day at Swindon that it wasn't going to make the figures there stick out like they do at Taynuilt and Connel Ferry.
Logged

Coffee Shop Admin, Vice Chair of Melksham Rail User Group, and on the board of TravelWatch SouthWest.
CyclingSid
Data Manager
Hero Member
******
Posts: 1381


Hockley viaduct


View Profile
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2021, 07:02:17 am »

My eye was caught by:

 674 NBY» (Newbury - next trains)»   -83%  1,819,730    307,708 Newbury
 675 NRC  -83%    105,398     17,890 Newbury Racecourse

1208 DPD  -78%    406,538     90,096 Dorking (Deepdene)
1210 DKT  -78%     57,066     12,648 Dorking West

I think that it has been discussed before that the system possibly does not separate these pairs of stations well. Maybe just coincidence as opposed to conspiracy theory!
Logged
grahame
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 34996



View Profile WWW Email
« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2021, 07:40:30 am »

My eye was caught by:

 674 NBY» (Newbury - next trains)»   -83%  1,819,730    307,708 Newbury
 675 NRC  -83%    105,398     17,890 Newbury Racecourse

1208 DPD  -78%    406,538     90,096 Dorking (Deepdene)
1210 DKT  -78%     57,066     12,648 Dorking West

I think that it has been discussed before that the system possibly does not separate these pairs of stations well. Maybe just coincidence as opposed to conspiracy theory!

The Dorking figures are so close to each other (77.836%) that they would be an amazing coincidence - accurate to the 2 journey granularity used in this data.  The Newbury figures are about 60 journeys out and I would suspect that IS a coincidence. 
Logged

Coffee Shop Admin, Vice Chair of Melksham Rail User Group, and on the board of TravelWatch SouthWest.
eightonedee
Transport Scholar
Hero Member
******
Posts: 1145



View Profile
« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2021, 09:19:57 am »

To add to this analysis with more (ill-informed?) speculation-

Guildford and London Road Guildford are both shown at the same reduction as well (79%), supporting Cycling Sid's hypothesis.

In relation to some of the Devon (and indeed Cornish) and Highland reductions being less, do bear in mind that schools were closed for much of the period, but on the other hand there was the respite from lockdown between June and October which saw a spike in "staycations" - my guess is that tourist traffic in this period mitigated the picture here. My wife and I certainly did when we stayed in Oban last August and had a day out by train to Mallaig and back. The trains were not particularly quiet, and almost all our fellow travellers were clearly holidaymakers.

One other observation - the fall in Greater London seems less overall - perhaps because for many there rail (including Underground) is the most convenient way of getting around.
Logged
Lee
Global Moderator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 7476


GBR - The Emperor's New Rail Network


View Profile WWW
« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2021, 12:53:11 pm »

Busiest train station in Horsham is Horsham shocker!  Grin - https://www.wscountytimes.co.uk/news/transport/horshams-busiest-train-station-revealed-3473469
Logged

Vous devez être impitoyable, parce que ces gens sont des salauds - https://looka.com/s/78722877
jamestheredengine
Transport Scholar
Sr. Member
******
Posts: 214


View Profile
« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2021, 02:04:47 pm »

Same format - stations serving airports

   4 HAF -100%  1,752,096        162 Heathrow Terminal 4 (Rail Station Only)
  20 TEA  -99%        338          2 Teesside Airport
  43 HXX  -96%  3,990,120    142,492 Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 (Rail Station Only)
  85 GTW  -92% 21,050,640  1,686,444 Gatwick Airport
  91 PRA  -92%    101,220      7,734 Prestwick International Airport
  79 BHI  -92%  6,519,612    512,176 Birmingham International
 113 MIA  -91%  5,747,042    545,790 Manchester Airport
 118 SIA  -91%    757,058     64,524 Southend Airport
 119 SSD  -91%  8,474,784    794,992 Stansted Airport
 490 RIA  -85%    174,648     25,674 Rhoose Cardiff International Airport
 496 SOA  -85%  1,592,654    233,020 Southampton Airport Parkway
 664 LTN (Low Traffic Neighbourhood)  -83%  4,201,068    694,084 Luton Airport Parkway
1685 HWV  -74%  1,461,446    381,778 Heathrow Terminal 5 (Rail Station Only)


Edit to add Birmingham International!

Surprised Rhoose did so badly, seeing as the village probably accounts for much more traffic than the (already not particularly successful) airport. Other stations on the Vale of Glamorgan Line have done reasonably well in the circumstances, e.g. Grangetown (-63%), Cadoxton (-71%), and Barry Docks (-78%).
Logged

eightonedee
Transport Scholar
Hero Member
******
Posts: 1145



View Profile
« Reply #13 on: November 27, 2021, 04:42:11 pm »

Quote

Also looks like a contender in the "Annoying/amusing use of completely irrelevant stock photos to illustrate press artices" thread too!
Logged
Do you have something you would like to add to this thread, or would you like to raise a new question at the Coffee Shop? Please [register] (it is free) if you have not done so before, or login (at the top of this page) if you already have an account - we would love to read what you have to say!

You can find out more about how this forum works [here] - that will link you to a copy of the forum agreement that you can read before you join, and tell you very much more about how we operate. We are an independent forum, provided and run by customers of Great Western Railway, for customers of Great Western Railway and we welcome railway professionals as members too, in either a personal or official capacity. Views expressed in posts are not necessarily the views of the operators of the forum.

As well as posting messages onto existing threads, and starting new subjects, members can communicate with each other through personal messages if they wish. And once members have made a certain number of posts, they will automatically be admitted to the "frequent posters club", where subjects not-for-public-domain are discussed; anything from the occasional rant to meetups we may be having ...

 
Pages: [1]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.2 | SMF © 2006-2007, Simple Machines LLC Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
This forum is provided by a customer of Great Western Railway (formerly First Great Western), and the views expressed are those of the individual posters concerned. Visit www.gwr.com for the official Great Western Railway website. Please contact the administrators of this site if you feel that the content provided by one of our posters contravenes our posting rules (email link). Forum hosted by Well House Consultants

Jump to top of pageJump to Forum Home Page