If you use Hayes station in the peak period, you will notice that the trains stop about two carriages short of the buffer stops. This means that you, and everyone else, have to walk two carriages further down the platform than necessary. If you are clued up, you will realise the reason for this – it is because the ten car train needs to stop short so that the rear of the train is lined up correctly for the platform monitors at the London end of the station. A five car train stops short ...
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