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A report which compares rail station usage, for each and every station by line or route for April 2021 to March 2022.

Main points

In 2021-22, there was an increase in the number of entries and exits at all rail stations across Wales compared to previous year.
  • Rail station usage in 2021-22 (1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022) increased to 29.0 million from 8.7 million in the previous year (2020-21). However, it remained considerably lower than the 50.4 million recorded during 2019-20 (prior to the COVID-19 pandemic).
  • The total number of station entries and exits in Wales more than tripled between 2020-21 and 2021-22 (from 8.7 million to 29.0 million) reflecting the easing of travel restrictions imposed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Rail station usage remained below pre-pandemic levels, with usage in 2021-22 42% lower than in 2019-20.
  • In 2021-22, there was an increase in the number of entries and exits at all stations across Wales compared to the previous year.
  • Cardiff Central remains the busiest station in Wales accounting for over a quarter of all station entries and exits.
  • Rail station usage in Wales accounts for around 1.6% of the UK total.

Further detailed information is available through our rail station dashboard, tables can be found on StatsWales.


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