No platform overcrowding as least-used British railway station named

A railway station in Angus, Scotland, is the least used in Britain, new figures show.

Just 24 passengers travelled to or from Barry Links station in 2016/17, according to data published by the Office of Rail and Road.

Top 10 quietest railway stations in Britain, 2016/17
(PA Graphics)

London Waterloo maintained its title as the country's busiest station for the 14th consecutive year.

Some 99.4 million passengers used the station in the past year, up by more than 250,000 on 2015/16.

Last year's champion - Shippea Hill - isn't even the top 10. That's publicity for you.

-- Ian Jones (@ian_a_jones) December 1, 2017

Barry Links is located on the line between Carnoustie - which hosts golf's Open Championship next year - and Dundee.

It is served by just one ScotRail train a day in each direction, Monday to Saturday.

The station does not have a ticket office, ticket machines, toilet or CCTV, and is unstaffed.

The two passengers who enter or exit the station on average each month can use bicycle parking facilities.

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