Sir: Charles Arthur is incorrect in claiming that all railway stations are no longer listed in the telephone directory ("Mystery tale of the missing railway stations", 31 December).
A glance at the Yellow Pages for Shropshire, Hereford and Mid-Wales will reveal the mainline railway station contact telephone numbers for Gobowen (01691 679659), Ledbury, Ludlow and Newtown Powys. These stations, together with those at Pembrey and Burry Port, Clitheroe and Saxmundham, have booking offices provided by travel agents who specialise in national and international rail travel and whose staff spare no effort to apply the highest standards of customer care, including an efficient local train enquiry service.
DAVID J LLOYD
Gobowen Railway Station