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Routing Down Trains via P3 12/04/2019 at 16:39 #117508
bugsy
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I'm playing the Exeter 4-day September 2014 v.1 timetable and enjoying it immensely.

Just as a matter of interest, why are some Down trains routed via Newton Abbot platform 3 when the logical choice would appear to be platform 2, through which the majority are routed?
I presume this happens in real life for some reason?

My goodness, that was difficult, but I managed it.
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Routing Down Trains via P3 12/04/2019 at 16:43 #117510
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The exit to the station is on platform 3 saves people walking over the bridge.
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Routing Down Trains via P3 12/04/2019 at 16:58 #117511
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headshot119 in post 117510 said:
The exit to the station is on platform 3 saves people walking over the bridge.
Understandable, as it appears to be either very early or late when it's not busy.

Thanks for the info.

My goodness, that was difficult, but I managed it.
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Routing Down Trains via P3 12/04/2019 at 17:02 #117512
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Early morning / late night cuts down on number of station staff needed to despatch trains, plus save on electricity as well after dark If the lifts fail and they have a mobility restricted passenger they would also divert to P3
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Routing Down Trains via P3 12/04/2019 at 17:05 #117513
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Meld in post 117512 said:
Early morning / late night cuts down on number of station staff needed to despatch trains, plus save on electricity as well after dark If the lifts fail and they have a mobility restricted passenger they would also divert to P3
Nice to see that they are actually doing something to benefit the travelling public.

My goodness, that was difficult, but I managed it.
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