brynpoeth wrote:Trains can often not easily be lengthened, often the platforms or the passing loops limit the length
At Colwyn Bay station there is a sign for drivers: "are you stopping at Abergele?"
Can anyone explain?
1)Is Abergele a request stop? There are several but I can't remember which off the top of my head. I don't usually go beyond Chester so I'm aware of the announcements about request stops but don't pay much attention.
2)The platform is short. I know that they tell you to be in the front 2 carriages if you want to get off at Helsby. That can mean getting off & back on if the train is 2 2-car units joined as there is no on board link between the 2 halves.
Edited to add a 3rd possibility - Not all trains stop at Abergele & it reminds the driver whether they should be stopping that train, or not.