We’re using the most up-to-date list of stations in Great Britain provided by the Office of Rail and Road (ORR). You can download the list here: http://orr.gov.uk/statistics/published-stats/station-usage-estimates
Note that this does NOT include:
- Northern Ireland railways or Heritage railways
- Abandoned stations. So those such as Norton Bridge and Newhaven Marine do not count
- The London Underground, Tyne & Wear Metro or Glasgow subway
We DO have to do the London Overground in London, the Isle of Wight (including Smallbrook Junction), and yes - all those awkward stations - that only get one train a week such as Pilning, Reddish South and Teesside Airport.
We DO have to arrive or leave on a scheduled train that’s timetabled to stop at each station - fast trains that pass through do not count, but we DON'T have to leave the train at every station, but we will get off at some of the most interesting stations and report back to you!
Request stops have a special rule. As long as the train we are on is able to stop, if requested, then we will count it as having been visited, even if no one does actually get on or off.