Trivia:- stations with fewest passing passenger carrying trains.

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  1. 83G/84D

    83G/84D Established Member

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    Stations with the fewest number of regular passenger trains NOT calling there:-

    (Not including terminus stations!)

    Taunton - with a current daily average of 3 trains not booked to call.
     
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  3. yorksrob

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    Waterloo East - zero !
     
  4. Megafuss

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    Charing Cross (Glasgow) all bar the Fort William sleeper. Glasgow Queen Street LL. Zero inc. Sleeper
     
  5. cle

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    There are many stations where everything calls - the very small exceptions are probably the interesting thing here.
     
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    there must be a large number where the answer is zero...........
     
  7. 83G/84D

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    Agree that was what I was hoping for in the responses.
     
  8. Ianno87

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    Stations I can think of in the "limited non-stops a day" club:

    Stoke-on-Trent
    Lancaster (only a handful non-stop at most)
    York
    Audley End
     
  9. palmersears

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    I was going to say Stockport, but having checked there's eight, which is more than I thought. Likewise Oxford Road but that had thirteen. Wilmslow fares slightly better with just five, and my station New Mills Central has two (one early morning TPE from Sheffield to the Airport with a late night return) but the local winner that I can see from a quick glance is Manchester Victoria, with just the 0444 York to Manchester Airport service passing through without calling.
     
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    Haymarket in Edinburgh?
     
  11. Alex Smith

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    Without defining "regular" All passenger trains passing through call at:

    Coombe Junction Halt
     
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    Coventry (1/day)
     
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    This is an example of a station with 1 passing passenger service a day - are there any others?
     
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    Bath Spa has just one non-stop passenger train, the 05:18 from Bristol TM to Paddington.

    Also Sea Mills on the Severn Beach branch has just the 07:04 from Bristol TM running non-stop, presumably for time reasons.
     
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    My Manchester Victoria example noted above ;)
     
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    Darlington. 1 per day Mon-Fri (05:40 Edinburgh-London King's Cross - 1E01) and 1 per day Sun (11:47 Aberdeen-London King's Cross - 1E19).

    Although I believe that will change with the start of the new timetable when a couple of TPE services in each direction Mon-Fri and a couple northbound on Sunday will skip Darlington.
     
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    Stirling, Falkirk Grahamston (2 and 3 respectively, at a quick glance)

    ... Am I allowed to say Greenford? :D

    Also - the Hertford Loop? iirc just a few diversionary early-morning Sunday runs (assuming no Engineering work and no class 700 stuck in the wires...)

    Gospel Oak - that once-a-day service...
     
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    Huddersfield sometimes gets one (including yesterday morning), the 0038 Man Airport - York MO/MSX is normally booked WTT via Hebden Bridge, but is sometimes routed via Huddersfield, which it does non-stop.

    Pontefract Monkhill has a booked one, 23:30 SX Kings Cross - Leeds, though it's not unusual for it to be diverted.

    Bingley has two a day, and Shipley one, the Skipton ECML services.

    Wakefield Westgate has just one single one a week, though sadly for the track bashers it's an Up service, 1M01, 15:20 Carlisle - Nottingham SUN.

    1M01 has another strange thing about it, while on Sundays it runs to Nottingham from Carlisle, the rest of the week it runs from Cardiff! o_O:lol:
     
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    There are already some TPE services that don't call at Darlington.
     
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    Not sure if its stil
    l the case, but there used to be one early morning Bristol TM to Paddington that didnt stop at Reading. Im pretty sure thats the only service either way that doesnt stop there
     
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    Does anything not stop at Newcastle? A handful of ECML services miss York but not Newcastle IIRC. It's so slow to traverse the Tyne they may as well stop, and I guess crew changes are usually done there.

    Everything stops at Cambridge.

    There must be loads of these! As said it's more interesting to know the exceptions. York is bypassed by one or two a day I think.
     
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    0558 Swansea to Paddington skips Reading.
     
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    If booked to call they go into the station. If not booked to call they reverse by the junction and don't run into the station.
     
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    So therefore every train which passes Coombe Junction Halt station calls
     
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    Not here, as Greenford is a terminus station. You can tell from the buffer stops. :p

    Diverted trains aren't that interesting here, in my opinion, as they pass non-stop through almost any station which is off the train's normal route.

    On Monday, I can see the 17:36, 18:37 and 19:12 trains from London Paddington skip Reading, and also the 05:56 from Swansea.

    The 8:06 Metro from South Hylton to Newcastle Airport doesn't stop there on Sundays. That's it, as far as I can see.

    Regarding the "1 a day" thing cuccir mentioned, there are a few which are passed by 1 train a week. Examples include:
    08:55 from Birmingham New Street to Redditch passes Alvechurch on Sundays.
    23:03 from Fishguard Harbour to Swansea passes Llanell on Sundays. There may be other station on the line for which this is the only train to pass without calling, but Llanelli's easy to check.

    I'm sure there are others.

    I've attached a file containing locations derived from a timetable file at data.atoc.org which have fewer than 8 schedules which show trains as passing them, and also have trains shown as calling there. There are limitations to the data (the timetable simply doesn't record when a train passes some stations, and my list doesn't always record whether or not a train calls at a station correctly), but it may be interesting. The strings at the end of each line contain the timetable UID followed by the start date, and you should be able to use it to search the timetable file.
     

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  26. methethpropbut

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    Except that train that zooms by twice a day (once in each direction) right alongside... does that count? :D

    And apologies I was unclear, I meant the few that get sent that way regularly (for driver knowledge, I assume?) instead of along the main line - three of them each Sunday according to RTT
     
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    :lol: Well that's end of thread then :lol: Bravo!

    Why would a Metro skip such a key stop on a Sunday morning? I'd guess pathing but even then surprising that it's needed and that that's the one they skip
     
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    4 TPE serivces skip Darlington in the current timetable (Mon-Fri), 3 (Sat) and 2 (Sun). Interestingly, they all run northbound except one every Sunday.
     
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    That seems a really strange one to skip Newcastle - it's the third train of the day from South Hylton, so not like it'd be passing through Newcastle when its closed - I could understand if the first/last trains of the day skipped it, but... that sticks out a bit! It's also

    The one I immediately thought of was Leuchars, which used to have everything stopping there, but now the 08:20 from Dundee runs non-stop to Haymarket (arr at the Waverley @ 09:29) and the 09:30 from Waverley runs non stop from Haymarket to Dundee. Maybe it's a pathing thing over the Tay Bridge (the southbound has time to stop at Carnoustie and Monifieth). I think there was a mild local outrage about the fact that trains would be running through Leuchars without stopping (albeit only one a day in each direction, and the station sees twice the service it once did).

    Good idea for a thread, this, well played to the OP.
     
  30. Strathclyder

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    A number of examples from around the Strathclyde network not already mentioned that I've dug up:

    Dalmuir currently has two of these on weekdays, both in the morning peak: 1H60 (Helensburgh Central - Springburn) & 1Y20 (Oban - Glasgow Queen St). Same for the latter on Saturdays, with every service calling on Sundays. The former is also the only passenger service to skip Duke Street, Alexandra Parade & Barnhill on weekdays.

    Cumbernauld, Greenfaulds, Gartcosh, Stepps & Springburn all share 1T98/1T99 (both Inverness - Glasgow Queen St) in this regard on Mondays - Saturdays.

    Kilwinning has a solitary passing passenger service on Mondays-Fridays, this being 1K49 (Glasgow Central - Ayr).

    And finally, Fort Matilda has 3 such services: 2 in the weekday morning peak (1G99 & 2G10, the former also not calling on Saturdays) & 2G21 (Central - Gourock) on Sunday mornings.
     
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    Stratford upon Avon parkway has just one per day: the 23:15 Stratford to Oxford.
     

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