Trivia: Most stations served nonstop to/from any station?

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What is the station that has most stations served nonstop to/from it? It includes any once a day or limited services, but does not include Tube / Metro / Tram services.

For example, London Euston:
  • South Hampstead
  • Wembley Central
  • Harrow & Wealdstone
  • Bushey (evening peak)
  • Watford Jct
  • Tring (evening peak)
  • Leighton Buzzard
  • Milton Keynes Central
  • Northampton (early Avanti)
  • Rugby
  • Coventry (morning peak)
  • Nuneaton (evening)
  • Tamworth (evening)
  • Stafford
  • Stoke on Trent
  • Crewe
  • Stockport (morning peak)
  • Runcorn (evening peak)
  • Warrington Bank Quay
So that's 19 places served nonstop. I may have missed a few, please tell me if I have!



RESULTS LIST:

Birmingham New Street - 30
Manchester Piccadilly - 30
Clapham Junction - 26
Leeds - 26
Glasgow Central - 25
Crewe - 23
Preston - 22
Doncaster - 21
London Bridge - 20
London Euston - 19
Nottingham - 19
Reading - 19
Stockport - 16
York - 16
 
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If the criteria is for the service to skip at least one station then here we go,

Leeds:
  • Harrogate
  • Horsforth
  • Guiseley
  • Apperley Bridge (Rush hour)
  • Shipley
  • Keighley (once a day)
  • New Pudsey
  • Morley
  • Dewsbury
  • Huddersfield
  • Wakefield Westgate
  • Doncaster (once a week)
  • Normanton (Rush hour)
  • Wakefield Kirkgate
  • Garforth
  • South Milford (late evenings)
  • Selby
  • Church Fenton
  • York

19 that I could think of.
 

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Hmmm... London Bridge must be close.
  • New Cross Gate
  • South Bermondsey
  • East Croydon
  • Norwood Junction
  • New Cross
  • Deptford
  • Cannon Street
  • Waterloo East
  • Lewisham
  • Hither Green
  • New Eltham
  • Orpington
  • Chelsfield
  • Sevenoaks
  • High Brooms
  • Grove Park
  • Ladywell
  • Blackfriars
  • Rochester
  • Blackheath
 

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I just thought of another, Birmingham New St:

  • Adderley Park
  • Stechford
  • Lea Hall
  • Marston Green
  • Birmingham International
  • London Euston
  • Leamington Spa
  • Five Ways
  • University
  • Bromsgrove
  • Ashchurch for Tewkesbury
  • Worcestershire Parkway (late evening)
  • Cheltenham Spa
  • Smethwick Rofle Street
  • Smethwick Galton Bridge
  • Sandwell & Dudley
  • Dudley Port
  • Coseley
  • Wolverhampton
  • Hamstead (early morning)
  • Tame Bridge Parkway
  • Duddeston
  • Aston
  • Sutton Coldfield
  • Wilnecote
  • Tamworth
  • Burton on Trent
  • Derby
  • Water Orton
  • Coleshill Parkway

Which comes to 30, must be close to the top

(Edited to add Euston and remove Solihull)
(Edited again to add Dudley Port, Cheltenham Spa and Wilnecote)
(Edited again to add Sutton Coldfield and Ashchurch for Tewkesbury)
 
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I just thought of another, Birmingham New St:

Adderley Park
Stechford
Lea Hall
Marston Green
Birmingham International
Solihull
Leamington Spa
Five Ways
University
Bromsgrove
Worcestershire Parkway (late evening)
Smethwick Rofle Street
Smethwick Galton Bridge
Sandwell & Dudley
Coseley
Wolverhampton
Hamstead (early morning)
Tame Bridge Parkway
Duddeston
Aston
Tamworth
Burton on Trent
Derby
Water Orton
Coleshill Parkway

Which comes to 25, must be close to the top
Yes I think people will struggle to top New Street. I'll bolster it to 26 with one of my favourites, the 1737 Liverpool that is right away Dudley Port. I'm sure there are more.
 

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I just thought of another, Birmingham New St:

Adderley Park
Stechford
Lea Hall
Marston Green
Birmingham International
Solihull
Leamington Spa
Five Ways
University
Bromsgrove
Worcestershire Parkway (late evening)
Smethwick Rofle Street
Smethwick Galton Bridge
Sandwell & Dudley
Coseley
Wolverhampton
Hamstead (early morning)
Tame Bridge Parkway
Duddeston
Aston
Tamworth
Burton on Trent
Derby
Water Orton
Coleshill Parkway

Which comes to 25, must be close to the top
Add London Euston, on the 0730 departure.

Though I'm not sure about Solihull? No direct services at all to the latter from New Street, are there?
 

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Crewe:

  • Alsager
  • Stoke on Trent (morning XC)
  • Stafford
  • Wolverhampton
  • Lichfield Trent Valley (evening Avanti)
  • Nuneaton (evening Avanti)
  • Rugby (peak and Blackpool services)
  • Milton Keynes Central
  • Watford Junction (Caledonian Sleeper)
  • London Euston
  • Sandbach
  • Alderley Edge
  • Wilmslow
  • Stockport
  • Manchester Piccadilly (irregular XC)
  • Winsford
  • Hartford
  • Runcorn
  • Warrington Bank Quay
  • Preston (Caledonian Sleeper)
  • Nantwich
  • Shrewsbury
  • Chester

Which comes to 23.
(Edited to add Milton Keynes and Alderley Edge)
 
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Preston?
  • Salwick
  • Kirkham and Wesham
  • Poulton-le-Fylde
  • Blackpool North
  • Lancaster
  • Oxenholme
  • Carlisle
  • Stirling(?)
  • Glasgow Central
  • Lostock Hall
  • Mill Hill
  • Blackburn
  • Croston
  • Leyland
  • Wigan North Western
  • Liverpool Lime Street
  • Buckshaw Parkway
  • Chorley
  • Bolton
  • Manchester Oxford Road
  • Manchester Piccadilly
  • Crewe
  • London Euston
So that's 23. But add other sleeper stops I've missed out and maybe Penrith and it surely runs close?
 

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Add London Euston, on the 0730 departure.

Though I'm not sure about Solihull? No direct services at all to the latter from New Street, are there?
Ah I forgot about that service!

There definitely used to be some XC services stopping at Solihull. Appears there arent anymore, my mistake.
 

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Crewe:
Alsager
Stoke on Trent (morning XC)
Stafford
Wolverhampton
Lichfield Trent Valley (evening Avanti)
Nuneaton (evening Avanti)
Rugby (peak and Blackpool services)
Watford Junction (Caledonian Sleeper)
London Euston
Sandbach
Wilmslow
Stockport
Manchester Piccadilly (irregular XC)
Winsford
Hartford
Runcorn
Warrington Bank Quay
Preston (Caledonian Sleeper)
Nantwich
Shrewsbury
Chester

Which comes to 21
Don't forget the northbound Highlander, first stop? I now see it seems to pick up at Preston, I'm sure it used to be first (public) stop Stirling or somewhere else in the far(!) north.
 

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If the criteria is for the service to skip at least one station then here we go,

Leeds:
  • Harrogate
  • Horsforth
  • Guiseley
  • Apperley Bridge (Rush hour)
  • Shipley
  • Keighley (once a day)
  • New Pudsey
  • Morley
  • Dewsbury
  • Huddersfield
  • Wakefield Westgate
  • Doncaster (once a week)
  • Normanton (Rush hour)
  • Wakefield Kirkgate
  • Garforth
  • South Milford (late evenings)
  • Selby
  • Church Fenton
  • York

19 that I could think of.
I think the OP just meant most different first stops on departures, with no need for any stops to be skipped... if so, you can add Cottingley, Bramley, Kirkstall Forge, Burley Park, Cross Gates, Woodlesford and Outwood giving a total of 26. IIRC at some point in the future the TPE Hull to Manchester Piccadilly service will be first call Batley after Leeds, giving 27.
 

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I just thought of another, Birmingham New St:

  • Adderley Park
  • Stechford
  • Lea Hall
  • Marston Green
  • Birmingham International
  • London Euston
  • Leamington Spa
  • Five Ways
  • University
  • Bromsgrove
  • Worcestershire Parkway (late evening)
  • Smethwick Rofle Street
  • Smethwick Galton Bridge
  • Sandwell & Dudley
  • Coseley
  • Wolverhampton
  • Hamstead (early morning)
  • Tame Bridge Parkway
  • Duddeston
  • Aston
  • Tamworth
  • Burton on Trent
  • Derby
  • Water Orton
  • Coleshill Parkway

Which comes to 25, must be close to the top

(Edited to add Euston and remove Solihull)
Add Cheltenham Spa (2tph XC).
 

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Crewe:

  • Alsager
  • Stoke on Trent (morning XC)
  • Stafford
  • Wolverhampton
  • Lichfield Trent Valley (evening Avanti)
  • Nuneaton (evening Avanti)
  • Rugby (peak and Blackpool services)
  • Watford Junction (Caledonian Sleeper)
  • London Euston
  • Sandbach
  • Wilmslow
  • Stockport
  • Manchester Piccadilly (irregular XC)
  • Winsford
  • Hartford
  • Runcorn
  • Warrington Bank Quay
  • Preston (Caledonian Sleeper)
  • Nantwich
  • Shrewsbury
  • Chester

Which comes to 21
The only one I can add to that is there are also a couple.of early Sunday tfw non-stop to Alderley Edge.
There was a LNR non stop to Rugeley TV until the last timetable but believe its now had a Stafford stop added
 

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Glasgow Central 23

Cardonald
Hillington East
Hillington West
Paisley Gilmour St
Kilwinning
Crossmyloof
Barrhead
Dunlop
Clarkston
Polloksheilds West
Polloksheilds East
Muirend
Motherwell
Cambuslang
Bellshill
Uddingston
Argyle St
Anderston
Exhibition Centre
Bridgeton
Carstairs
Lockerbie
Carlisle

Have I missed any?
 

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Glasgow Central 23

Cardonald
Hillington East
Hillington West
Paisley Gilmour St
Kilwinning
Crossmyloof
Barrhead
Dunlop
Clarkston
Polloksheilds West
Polloksheilds East
Muirend
Motherwell
Cambuslang
Bellshill
Uddingston
Argyle St
Anderston
Exhibition Centre
Bridgeton
Carstairs
Lockerbie
Carlisle

Have I missed any?
Haymarket (https://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/C77694/2020-04-11/detailed)

EDIT: Also Dumbreck (https://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/G25967/2020-04-09/detailed)
 
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Stockport:

Heaton Chapel
Levenshulme
Manchester Piccadilly
Reddish South (1tpw)
Sheffield
Dore and Totley
Chinley
Hazel Grove
Davenport
Cheadle Hulme
Macclesfield
Stoke on Trent
Wilmslow
Crewe
London Euston
Navigation Road

16

Manchester Piccadilly:

Levenshulme
Stockport
Crewe (late night Avanti)
Stoke on Trent (late night XC)
Mauldeth Road
East Didsbury
Heald Green
Manchester Airport
Manchester Oxford Road
Manchester Victoria (night TPE)
Liverpool Lime Street (night Northern)
Huddersfield (night TPE)
Leeds (night TPE)
Chester (night TfW)
Chinley (night Northern)
Warrington Central (night Northern)
Salford Crescent (night Northern)
Leyland (night Northern)
Preston (night Northern and TPE)
Newton le Willows (one TfW)
Deansgate (peak Northern)
Ardwick
Ashburys
Stalybridge
Gorton
Reddish North

26
 

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Preston?
  • Salwick
  • Kirkham and Wesham
  • Poulton-le-Fylde
  • Blackpool North
  • Lancaster
  • Oxenholme
  • Carlisle
  • Stirling(?)
  • Glasgow Central
  • Lostock Hall
  • Mill Hill
  • Blackburn
  • Croston
  • Leyland
  • Wigan North Western
  • Liverpool Lime Street
  • Buckshaw Parkway
  • Chorley
  • Bolton
  • Manchester Oxford Road
  • Manchester Piccadilly
  • Crewe
  • London Euston
So that's 23. But add other sleeper stops I've missed out and maybe Penrith and it surely runs close?
The Lowlander stops at Watford Junction but not Crewe, so that makes 24.
 

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What is the station that has most stations served nonstop to/from it? It includes any once a day or limited services, but does not include Tube / Metro / Tram services.

For example, London Euston:
  • South Hampstead
  • Wembley Central
  • Harrow & Wealdstone
  • Bushey (evening peak)
  • Watford Jct
  • Tring (evening peak)
  • Leighton Buzzard
  • Milton Keynes Central
  • Northampton (early Avanti)
  • Rugby
  • Coventry (morning peak)
  • Nuneaton (evening)
  • Tamworth (evening)
  • Stafford
  • Stoke on Trent
  • Crewe
  • Stockport (morning peak)
  • Runcorn (evening peak)
  • Warrington Bank Quay
  • Preston
So that's 20 places served nonstop. I may have missed a few, please tell me if I have!
I didn't think any services ran non stop to Preston from London Euston anymore?
 

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York:
  • Doncaster
  • Retford
  • Peterborough
  • Stevenage
  • London Kings Cross
  • Thirsk
  • Northallerton
  • Darlington
  • Poppleton
  • Ulleskelf
  • Church Fenton
  • Selby
  • Malton
  • Leeds
  • Garforth
  • Scarborough (summer only)
That's 16 so not as many as some but still quite a few.
 

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Clapham Junction:
  • London Waterloo
  • Vauxhall
  • Queenstown Road
  • London Victoria
  • Battersea Park
  • Wandsworth Town
  • Putney
  • Richmond
  • Earlsfield
  • Wimbledon
  • Surbiton
  • Woking
  • Farnborough
  • Basingstoke
  • Wandsworth Common
  • Balham
  • East Croydon
17 in total
 

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Clapham Junction:
  • London Waterloo
  • Vauxhall
  • Queenstown Road
  • London Victoria
  • Battersea Park
  • Wandsworth Town
  • Putney
  • Richmond
  • Earlsfield
  • Wimbledon
  • Surbiton
  • Woking
  • Farnborough
  • Basingstoke
  • Wandsworth Common
  • Balham
  • East Croydon
17 in total
Also:

Imperial Wharf

Wandsworth Road

Mitcham Eastfields (morning peak)
Carshalton

Selhurst (late night)
Gatwick Airport (early morning)

Brentford (morning peak)
Hounslow (evening peak)

Guildford (peak)

To make 26.
 
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Just realised there must be loads of others on small branches, eg Gunnislake (Calstock), Stourbridge Town (Stourbridge Jn).....
 

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Also:

Imperial Wharf

Wandsworth Road

Mitcham Eastfields (morning peak)
Carshalton

Selhurst (late night)
Gatwick Airport (early morning)

Brentford (morning peak)
Hounslow (evening peak)

Guildford (peak)

To make 26.
Thanks for adding these, I did know about the Overground ones I just completely forgot to add them but I was not aware of the other Southern services that are non stop so that's interesting to know.
 

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