Usage down at Rotherham Central

The estimated number of users at Rotherham Central has fallen after an increase in the previous year.

Undergoing a £10.4m redevelopment and re-opening in 2012, the estimated number of users peaked at 718,082 in 2014 – 2015 but this has dropped to 689,540 for 2015 – 2016.

Rotherham Central Station opened in 1987 and is located on a branch line constructed to serve the new station. Previously Rotherham’s main railway station was located in Masbrough, and was served by mainline railway services. However, Rotherham Central was considered a more convenient location due to its proximity to the town centre.

The figures are produced by the Office of Rail and Road and station usage is estimated using ticket sales as many UK station’s are without barriers. Journeys associated with ticketless travel are not included.

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3 thoughts on “Usage down at Rotherham Central

  1. These figures have to be taken with a pinch of salt.

    I use the train a lot to get to and from university and if you get it to Sheffield on a Friday or Saturday night a heck of a lot of people get on without a ticket and hope they can get to Sheffield without one.


  2. The report excludes ‘ticketless travel’ so season ticket holders or those with weekly monthly passes or disability passes are excluded – the report therefore is worthless


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