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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".

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