A shunt is one of the three basic move types in Mornington Crescent. At a basic level, a shunt is identical to a move, except that any players currently resting in the target station are moved to an unoccupied station. See also the Stationary Shunt
, which doesn't require an actual move, and the Chromatic Shunt
, which alters token or even line colours as well as shifting the targetted player's position.
In most cases, blocked or otherwise impeded players cannot be shunted. [KD]
Even novice players should be aware of the novelties, subtleties and the dangers presented by the oblique shunt. [RAB]