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« on: June 07, 2019, 09:56:50 pm »

Perhaps we have been there before ... but I always chuckle at "Earley", especially when people are going to arrive one late there ...

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RAIL passengers are being left stranded at stations today due to signalling problem between Reading and Wokingham.

Since 9pm yesterday, no trains have been stopping at Winnersh Triangle and Earley due to a signalling problem on the railway lines.

Commuters have had to travel direct to their stops and then use a replacement bus to get to their destination.

Jane Lee, spokesman at South Western Railway, said: "The problem has been affecting passengers since half past nine travelling towards Reading from Wokingham.

Flowery Field, anyone??
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« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2019, 10:06:42 pm »

There's a few slightly amusing three letter codes for stations:

ASS
BOG
POO
WEE
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« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2019, 12:36:52 am »

Perhaps we have been there before ... but I always chuckle at "Earley", especially when people are going to arrive one late there ...

The Reading Early Learning Centre used to be on Broad Street, but has now closed. (I think there's still one round the back of the station). I never did find the Earley Reading Learning Centre, though.
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« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2019, 03:57:16 am »

Perhaps we have been there before ... but I always chuckle at "Earley", especially when people are going to arrive one late there ...

The Reading Early Learning Centre used to be on Broad Street, but has now closed. (I think there's still one round the back of the station). I never did find the Earley Reading Learning Centre, though.

There used to be a "Reading reading centre" attached to the university ... people (including my ex - that's how long ago it was) used to go there in their / her role as a student of leaning and teaching youngster how to read.  May still be there for all I know ...
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« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2019, 06:41:55 am »

There used to be two stations in the village of Fairlie, on the Largs line in Scotland. Down at the bottom of the village was "Fairlie Pier", for the ferry to Millport. Up at the top of the village was "Fairlie High".
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« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2019, 11:55:18 am »

Slough.

Oh, hang on - you said inapproriate?
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« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2019, 04:28:47 pm »

I used to think Brightside was inappropriate for the gloomiest, most heavily industrialised part of Sheffield.
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« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2019, 05:45:30 pm »

A bit like Coatbridge Sunnyside.
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« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2019, 09:20:19 pm »

I used to think Brightside was inappropriate for the gloomiest, most heavily industrialised part of Sheffield.

A bit like Coatbridge Sunnyside.

I don't know Brightside.   But I do know Sunnyside.   A run out from Glasgow on an early cloudless morning to do a day's work in Coatbridge.  Walk across to the other platform and get a wonderful freshly mad breakfast bap in what it a wonderful old station building before walking down and through the park, past the sinkhole and plug, to do a day's work with one of the most remarkable people I have come across in my IT work ...
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« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2019, 09:50:08 pm »

freshly mad breakfast bap

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« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2019, 08:09:34 am »

Perhaps we have been there before ... but I always chuckle at "Earley", especially when people are going to arrive one late there ...

The Reading Early Learning Centre used to be on Broad Street, but has now closed. (I think there's still one round the back of the station). I never did find the Earley Reading Learning Centre, though.

There used to be a "Reading reading centre" attached to the university ... people (including my ex - that's how long ago it was) used to go there in their / her role as a student of leaning and teaching youngster how to read.  May still be there for all I know ...

There was indeed - my father was connected with the running of it.
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« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2019, 07:08:45 pm »

It doesn't have a station now, but the very mention of the Chard Meat Company always made me chuckle.
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« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2019, 08:04:28 pm »

When Portishead gets its station, visitors to the town may be a little puzzled that the lowest street in the town is called High St, and frequently floods, whilst the highest road in the town is Down Road. The road leading to this is called Lower Down Road, which prompted a first time visitor to ask me 'is there a Higher Up road ?...which kept me laughing for the rest of the week!
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« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2019, 09:51:22 pm »

From the opening paragraph on the Wikipedea entry:

Three Cocks Junction railway station (colloquially as Lucky Man Junction)[4] was a station in Three Cocks, Powys, Wales. The station closed in 1962.[3] The station had a signal box.

It apparently was the cause of considerable levity to some but I am lost as to the reason why!
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« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2019, 10:43:46 pm »

If we were to extend this to airport localities, I would offer Lulsgate Bottom, as a malady brought on by eating too many budget airline curries.
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