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Passenger numbers at Coventry station pass eight million

John Carlon 15th Jan, 2020

PASSENGER numbers at Coventry railway station have gone up for another year, according to figures released today by the Office for Rail and Road.

Coventry had 8.2 million people take a train in 2018-19, with 561,686 passengers changing trains.

Numbers from 2018-19 mark the first year passenger numbers have passed eight million, up from 7.56 million in 2017-18. Records show a million more journeys taken from Coventry since 2015-16, with 6.9 million.

In December, work started on the second phase of the ‘Coventry station masterplan’, an £82 million project to expand parking and create a bus interchange.

The project would see a second footbridge over the platforms, a new entrance hall facing Warwick Road, and a new platform for services to Nuneaton.

Kenilworth station, which opened in April 2018, had 170,912 passengers pass through in its first year.

London Waterloo was named Britain’s busiest station for the 16th year in a row, with 94.2 million passengers, and Birmingham New Street was the busiest in the West Midlands with 47.9 million passengers.

The Office for Rail and Road said the figures used ticket sales to calculate station entry and exits.

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