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Waterloo remains UK’s busiest station; Carluccio’s opening soon

Passenger numbers at Waterloo Station increased by more than 6 per cent last year, cementing the terminus's status as Britain's busiest rail station.

Waterloo remains UK’s busiest station; Carluccio’s opening soon
Before and after views of the new balcony currently under construction at Waterloo

Figures for for April 2010 to March 2011 published last week by the Office of Rail Regulation show that there were nearly 92 million entries and exits made by passengers at Waterloo Station – an increase of 6.2 per cent (over 5 million more passenger entries and exits) compared with 2009-2010 figures.

London Bridge is the UK's fourth busiest station with 51.48 million entrances and exits – up 5.7 per cent year on year. (Victoria and Liverpool Street occupy the second and third spots in the league table.)

At Waterloo Station a new balcony is currently being constructed above the concourse to create more shops and restaurants whilst freeing up space for passenger circulation at platform level.

New food and drink establishments due to open at the station this summer include Carluccio's and Corney & Barrow's new C&B Cabin wine bar concept.

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