Rushmoor has the third busiest railway station in the county of Hampshire, new figures have shown.

Statistics from the Office of Rail Regulation revealed that a total of 2,859,700 people either boarded or left a train at Farnborough Main station in 2012/13.

The only two busier stations were Basingstoke, with 5,261,130 passengers, and Winchester (4,578,712).

North-east Hampshire stations

Source: Office of Rail Regulation


Fleet and Aldershot railway stations had, respectively, 1,768,336 and 1,448,130 people travelling to and from them.

Rushmoor and Hart's stations have recently been in the midst of various improvement works.

A new multi-storey car park opened at Farnborough Main in April, while a £6m makeover at Fleet railway station began in October last year.

Access to the station in Aldershot was improved at the start of 2014, to add to a lift for better disabled access which was installed in October last year.

The quietest railway station in north-east Hampshire was Winchfield (324,898 passengers), followed by Blackwater (477,706) and Farnborough North (618,300).