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trains across britain missed stops 160 times a day, figures reveal

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trains across britain missed stops 160 times a day, figures reveal

media playback is unsupported on your devicemedia captiongovia thameslink worst for "station skipping"trains in britain missed scheduled stops at stations on average 160 times a day, the bbc has learned.more than 52,500 services out of a planned six million had one or more "failure to stop" (fts) events in the financial year up to 23 february.govia thameslink (gtr) - which runs thameslink, southern and great northern - accounted for 16,000 of those.a spokesman said skipping stops was a "last resort when a train running late would otherwise prolong disruption".image caption this commuter had his stop missed, adding more than an hour on to his journey from april 2017 to february 2018, 17 in every 1,000 planned gtr trains missed one or more stops - about 50 per day. this is more than double the national average for train operators. a gtr spokesman said: "we operate the country's most congested rail network and with a train departing every 27 seconds on average, even a minor delay to one train can cause a widespread and long-lasting knock-on effect to many other services and passengers across many routes."the franchise has come under fire in recent years over an ongoing dispute with the rmt union and the worst disruption to services in the uk.image caption commuters awaiting a southern train at redhill nationally there were 10,000 more fts events in the past financial year compared to 2014-15.it equates to eight in every 1,000 services, on top of other tr...