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« Reply #30 on: May 06, 2014, 07:51:04 PM »

Interesting how the railways are embracing International when over the last few years airports have realised what a pointless word it is and dropped it (eg Bristol, Cardiff). Why not Fishguard International or Holyhead International?  And it's only the British section of Eurostar services that names its stations International. 

Is it perhaps logical to add "International" (or indeed "National") where there are multiple stations / terminals for within and without country.   So Harwich International v Harwich Town, and St Pancras International v St Pancras Domestic - sensible.  And now Fishguard Harbour perhaps should be renamed Fishguard International with the opening of a new station at Fishguard and Goodwick.

Cojoined countries in Europe tend to have a lot of traffic crossing borders and in places like Luxembourg, all stations would be "international" ... so little point and even in a big country like France, there's a multitude of International services from various Paris stations.

Airports?   In the UK, most have International flights so it's taken as read, perhaps.  You will find Washington National in the USA, and perhaps some others ...

Just musing .. no real answers.
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« Reply #31 on: May 06, 2014, 11:03:10 PM »

Is it perhaps logical to add "International" (or indeed "National") where there are multiple stations / terminals for within and without country.   So Harwich International v Harwich Town, and St Pancras International v St Pancras Domestic - sensible. 
There is no separation of St Pancras International and Domestic though, all parts of the station tend to be referred to as St Pancras International. But then it is really just one large station complex rather than the two separate stations at Harwich. Unfortunately though I don't think we'll be catching an East Midlands Trains HST through the Channel Tunnel.
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« Reply #32 on: May 11, 2014, 02:46:49 PM »

Tidying up ...



That's Marks Tey, on the way back (from Thun, Switzerland) via Rotterdam Centraal.   Boat docked at Harwich on Sunday morning ... 8 car train waiting.   For Maningtree only; change for Ipswich.   Took a handful of passengers if that.   London passengers taken by coach to Mark's Tey ... so that crowd is on the outbound platform awaiting a train that reversed and then went in to London.    Information was disjointed to say the least, with assurances on the ship that trains were running from Harwich, forgetting to add that they weren't going anywhere useful for most people, and the bus provider hadn't been given numbers and there were fewer seats than passengers.
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