YORK Railway Station is the third-busiest in Yorkshire and Humberside, according to new statistics.

Figures from the Office of Rail and Road show the quietest railway station in Britain is used by the equivalent of just one passenger per month. Shippea Hill station in Cambridgeshire had only 12 entries and exits during 2015/16.

Only one train - towards Norwich - serves the station on weekdays, but there is no return service. London Waterloo recorded the most journeys in the 12 months to March 31 at 99.1 million.

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

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In Yorkshire and Humberside, York comes behind Leeds and Sheffield.

In the list of quietest stations in our region, Hensall, near Selby, comes third, with Rawcliffe, in East Yorkshire, fourth, and Wressle, also in East Yorkshire, fifth quietest.

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There were over 2.9 billion entries and exits at all rail stations in Britain in 2015/16, an increase of five per cent.