I was waiting at Manea for the 1826 CrossCountry service to Birmingham today, which I saw go through without stopping at around 2 minutes late. This was not fantastic given the complete lack of anything in terms of facilities at Manea and the next train being 53 minutes later. I'm aware Manea used to be a request stop, but I'd put some effort into establishing weather this was still the case - and it isn't. I was the only person waiting, and actually did signal to the driver until it became clear the train was going too fast to be standing that close. I used the help point, which kept disconnecting but they eventually said I'd just have to wait for the following train. The signaller also came out onto the balcony and said he didn't know why the train hadn't stopped, but that there was another one towards Peterborough at 1909. He also mentioned quite a lot of people usually get off that train there - they would have had a lovely long wait at March of almost two hours if they'd been onboard. So can anyone shed any light on what happened? I'd been in Manea for 2 hours as it was and the village although apparebtly quite populous didn't have any toilets or shops that were open. I was 2 hours late at my destination too. Thank God it was fairly warm and not raining.