Britain's least used train station has just eight passengers a year

Teesside Airport station was the least used railway station in the UK last year, with just eight passengers.

The station sees only two trains per week, on Sundays, which is the minimum required by law to avoid closure, the Daily Mail reports.

The figure for last year is even lower than the year before when 14 passengers used it.

Gazette Live reports the station is so remote that even the Durham Tees Valley Airport (DTVA) website does not list it, despite it being located less than a mile from the terminal.

The website says: "Darlington Train Station is the nearest train station to Durham Tees Valley Airport, located just 7 miles away."

A Northern Rail spokeswoman said: "The service which calls at Teesside Airport station is one which is specified in our franchise agreement.

"The line between Darlington and Middlesbrough has attracted a growing number of passengers over recent years. However Teesside Airport station on the route, has not enjoyed the same success.

"We support proposals to relocate the station, as part of the wider Tees Valley Metro development, to better serve the needs of passengers."

In January, Nottingham train station was named the worst in the country in a new study.

Rail watchdog Passenger Focus asked 30,000 train passengers across the UK to rate their overall satisfaction with the train stations they used.

Nottingham station ranked bottom for cleanliness and facilities. Less than one in five passengers said they were satisfied with the shops and cafes in the station, and only around half of respondents said they they were happy with its upkeep.

Nottingham station is undergoing a £100 million pound revamp, which is due to finish this spring. Passengers have had to contend with disruption since Autumn 2012, according to the Nottingham Post.

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