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  • Why don't trains stop at some stations?

    When planning our station stops, we consider the needs of passengers wanting to join services, but also the overall length of a journey. Even if an extra stop takes only two minutes, if you add up all the stops along a line of route, for example, between Milford Haven and Manchester Piccadilly, this could add up to hours of extra journey time. Balancing the needs of passengers wanting to travel from smaller stations and the passenger desire for shorter journey times is something which we think carefully about every time we change our timetable. Certain parts of the network are so busy, that often, there isn’t enough room in the timetable to stop everywhere we would like. We listen to the feedback and look at population changes to help us meet the needs of as many current and potential passengers as we can.