Station totals since 1962
Figures from this period usually included parcels-only 'stations' (probably 20 or fewer)
 Likely to be approximate. This total included the 'Big Four' (GWR, LMS, LNER and SR) but probably not the small number of independent 'minor lines'.
 Approximate figure for GWR, LMS, LNER and SR only and probably comparable with 1934.
 Following nationalisation most of the formerly independent lines were included in the totals from 1947, which generally reflected the position on 31 December of each year.
a British Railways Press Bureau: Facts about British Railways, 1934
b British Transport Commission: Annual reports
c British Transport Commission (Railway Executive): Facts and figures about British Railways 
d British Transport Commission (Railway Executive): Facts and figures about British Railways, 1953
e British Railways Press Office: It can now be revealed: more about British Railways in peace and war, 1945