Trivia: No train service between two adjacent stations on a through route

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Are there many places where there is no train service between two adjacent stations? The example I'm thinking of is Bristol Parkway and Patchway. There must be others...
 
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Willington and Peartree
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There are probably a lot.
 

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Probably one of the more high profile ones is Bedwyn and Pewsey on the Reading-Taunton (B&H) line. A very small number do serve both, but most of the time Bedwyn is the terminus for local services from London and Pewsey (can change here for Marlborough) is served by long distance services further west to/from London.
 

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Worcestershire Parkway and Bromsgrove. As well as the direct route, there are no through trains via Worcester either; do I get bonus points? :D
 

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Chislehurst and St. Mary Cray
Bedhampton and Cosham
St James Park to Pinhoe
Blackfriars to Cannon Street
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Between West Brompton and:
- London Victoria via the Battersea Reversible
- Queenstown Road (Battersea) via the Sheepcote Lane Curves

Between Acton Main Line and:
- Willesden Jn via the NLL
- Wembley Central via the Willesden Reliefs
- Shepherd's Bush via the SLL
- Queen's Park (Slow lines), Euston (Fast Lines) via the WCML
- Cricklewood/Hendon via the Dudding Hill Line
- Wembley Stadium (via Neasden Jn)
 

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How are you judging this? Would Saxilby and Hykeham, Barnetby and ulceby
I wouldn't consider Barnetby and Ulceby to be adjacent. Barnetby is on the North Lincolnshire version of a main line while Ulceby is on the branch to Barton on Humber. A train travelling from Grimsby towards Barnetby does not pass through Ulceby as the Barton branch turns off before Barnetby. Last time I used the Barton branch was when I ran away from home at the age of 9 and travelled to the (then) end of the branch but was too scared to get on the ferry
 

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Newton Le Willows-Wigan North Western, there's a couple of trains that go Liverpool-Glasgow via St Helens Junction & Wigan North Western but don't stop at Newton Le Willows
 

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Most of the station pairs quoted have a junction between them. Did the OP intend these to qualify? Presumably so as Bristol Parkway to Patchway is quoted. "Two adjacent stations on a plain line" would be more of a challenge!

 

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Whimple and Feniton on the WoE Main Line. Although a few services do call at both most trains either call at one or the other.
 

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Newton Le Willows-Wigan North Western, there's a couple of trains that go Liverpool-Glasgow via St Helens Junction & Wigan North Western but don't stop at Newton Le Willows
There are some peak time Northern services between Wigan and Liverpool that call at all stations via Newton le willows though. (07.03 and 08.06 from Wigan and 18.00 from Liverpool).

Wigan Wallgate and Newton le Willows (or Bryn) have no trains between them though despite being adjacent.
 
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I wouldn't consider Barnetby and Ulceby to be adjacent. Barnetby is on the North Lincolnshire version of a main line while Ulceby is on the branch to Barton on Humber. A train travelling from Grimsby towards Barnetby does not pass through Ulceby as the Barton branch turns off before Barnetby. Last time I used the Barton branch was when I ran away from home at the age of 9 and travelled to the (then) end of the branch but was too scared to get on the ferry
Is there not a west to north connection between Barnetby and Ulceby?
 

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Could Keynsham to Lawrence Hill/Filton Abbey Wood count (can't remember if a crossover exists after the Bristol avoiding line to the east of Temple Meads, where Lawrence Hill only has platforms on one pair of lines)? This might change though for the Bristol engineering works this summer.
 

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Probably one of the more high profile ones is Bedwyn and Pewsey on the Reading-Taunton (B&H) line. A very small number do serve both, but most of the time Bedwyn is the terminus for local services from London and Pewsey (can change here for Marlborough) is served by long distance services further west to/from London.
I can similarly think of a couple of places in the area round Manchester where there are very few services between a pair of adjacent stations on a passenger route, sadly they don't quite qualify for no service at all.

One is guide bridge and stalybridge. There are plenty of trains that go from picadilly to stalybridge (and on to huddersfield) via guide bridge but they run through guide bridge without stopping. Similarly there are plenty of trains that go from picadilly to guide bridge but they don't continue to stalybridge (they go to hadfield/glossop or rose hill instead). Afaik the only train that calls at both guide bridge and stalybridge is the weekly "parlimentary" train from Stockport to Stalybridge that was suspended for ages due to the pandemic (though at least according to realtimetrains it now seems to be running again)

Hazel grove to Chinley is another example, the route used by the fast services (TPE and EMR) from sheffield to manchester, but the stopping services serving the stations normally take other routes. The stoppers on the Line to Hazel grove normally either terminate or go to Buxton and the Stoppers from Manchester to Sheffield run via Marple. There does seem to be one train in each direction on a weekday (not sure about saturday and sunday, realtimetrains doesn't seem to be working correctly at the moment). From Hazel Grove to Chinley there is an early morning hope valley stopper that goes via Hazel grove instead of Marple. The other way round there is an EMR train that has extra stops slightly later in the morning.
 

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Winchelsea and Three Oaks are another pair that come to mind. Both have a limited service and the trains that do stop tend to stop at one and not the other.
 
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