Train Graphic
Great Western Passengers' Forum [home] and [about]
from GWR - Travel with confidence
Forum in and beyond Coronavirus
DfT Covid Travel Advice
Read about the forum [here].
Register [here] - it's free.
What do I gain from registering? [here]
 today - Tuesday Club - ONLINE
01/11/20 - Ashley Down Survey Closes
16/11/20 - TransWilts Stakeholders
18/11/20 - Melksham Rail User Group
Random Image
Train Running Polls Acronyms/Abbreviations Station Comparator Rail news GWR co. site Site Style 1 2 3 4
Next departures • Bristol Temple MeadsBath SpaChippenhamSwindonDidcot ParkwayReadingLondon PaddingtonMelksham
Exeter St DavidsTauntonWestburyTrowbridgeBristol ParkwayCardiff CentralOxfordCheltenham SpaBirmingham New Street
October 27, 2020, 02:10:57 pm *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Forgotten your username or password? - get a reminder
Most liked recent subjects
[103] Edginswell Station
[90] HS2 - Government proposals, alternative routes and general dis...
[82] Observations from a first major train journey for many months
[76] Devon Metro
[20] Great Western Railway: on-board catering, buffets, Travelling ...
[19] Bristol Temple Meads Station redevelopment
News: A forum for passengers ... with input from rail professionals welcomed too
 
   Home   Help Search Calendar Login Register  
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 6
  Print  
Author Topic: Journeys between places with similar names  (Read 2802 times)
grahame
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 30936



View Profile WWW Email
« on: September 25, 2020, 05:17:10 pm »

Just a program idea at the moment - perhaps hosted by a former politician or pop star taking two places with similar names and featuring 20 minutes around the first station, 20 minutes on the journey between, and 20 minutes around the destinations.

Starting with the "B" Series ...
Episode 1: Battersea Park to Battersby
Episode 2: Brigg to Drigg
Episode 3: Barry Island to Barry Links
Episode 4: Barrow upon Soar to Barrow in Furness
Episode 5: Beccles to Eccles
Episode 6: Buxton to Bruton

You get the idea ... suggestions for other series?   For presenters?
Logged

Coffee Shop Admin, Vice Chair of Melksham Rail User Group, and on the board of TravelWatch SouthWest.
Marlburian
Sr. Member
****
Posts: 289


View Profile
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2020, 05:58:12 pm »

Perhaps a weak entry: Christchurch to Chichester. Back in the 1970s a colleague had an appointment in the former town but drove to the latter, even though it was outside our region.

Even weaker: Some years ago a delightfully blonde friend of mine wanted to buy a ticket to Takeley where she lived. (There used to be a station there - it "formally closed" in 1961.) One day at Reading Station she heard an announcement for a service that called at Tackley.
Logged
Bmblbzzz
Transport Scholar
Hero Member
******
Posts: 3060


View Profile
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2020, 06:10:39 pm »

Stroud to Strood.
St Helier to St Helens.
Saltaire to Saltash.
And a little bit hopefully...
Salford to Saltford.
Logged

Tuesday had come down through Dundrum and Foster Avenue, brine-fresh from sea-travel, a corn-yellow sun-drench that called forth the bees at an incustomary hour to their bumbling.
eightonedee
Transport Scholar
Hero Member
******
Posts: 814



View Profile
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2020, 06:24:42 pm »

Try

Goring and Streatley to Goring by Sea
Bury St Edmunds to Bury
Ascot to Ascott under Wychwood
Lymington to Leamington
Preston to Preston Park

and so on
Logged
Surrey 455
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 934


View Profile
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2020, 07:24:02 pm »

This was a journey I made a few years back to get to an 80s festival. Kim Wilde was the headliner. Also there were ABC, Nik Kershaw, Chas & Dave and others.
Logged
johnneyw
Transport Scholar
Hero Member
******
Posts: 1519


Still want to be a train driver when I grow up


View Profile
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2020, 09:02:36 pm »

Pre 1969 Hawick and Harwich might have resulted in some unintentionally interesting journeys.
Logged
Merthyr Imp
Full Member
***
Posts: 58


View Profile
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2020, 10:00:20 pm »

Yarmouth to Barmouth
Logged
grahame
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 30936



View Profile WWW Email
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2020, 10:02:53 pm »

Yarmouth to Barmouth

Love it - really fancy that one (More than Blackwater to Blackpool)
Logged

Coffee Shop Admin, Vice Chair of Melksham Rail User Group, and on the board of TravelWatch SouthWest.
PhilWakely
Transport Scholar
Hero Member
******
Posts: 1376



View Profile
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2020, 10:09:16 pm »

Pinhoe to Pinner;
Wrexham to Wroxham;
Teddington to Cheddington.
Logged
MVR S&T
Sr. Member
****
Posts: 263


View Profile
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2020, 10:17:18 pm »

Poole to Wool
Fareham to Wareham
Logged
bignosemac
Data Manager
Hero Member
******
Posts: 17427


Birthday Avatar: 47 143.


View Profile
« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2020, 10:36:48 pm »

Newport to Newport.
Leigh to Lee.

One that can catch the unwary out at Norwich:
Liverpool St or Liverpool Lime St.

And a pre-Beeching one:
Castle Cary to Castlecary
Logged

stuving
Transport Scholar
Hero Member
******
Posts: 5024


View Profile
« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2020, 10:39:12 pm »

Just a program idea at the moment - perhaps hosted by a former politician or pop star taking two places with similar names and featuring 20 minutes around the first station, 20 minutes on the journey between, and 20 minutes around the destinations.

I'd suggest the production team should consider travel from Ware to Howwood to Williamwood or Kirkwood to Wye to Woodend.
Logged
southwest
Sr. Member
****
Posts: 136


View Profile Email
« Reply #12 on: September 25, 2020, 11:31:38 pm »

Newton Abbot to Newcastle?
Newbury to Newport?
Logged
Robin Summerhill
Transport Scholar
Hero Member
******
Posts: 868


View Profile WWW Email
« Reply #13 on: September 25, 2020, 11:41:00 pm »

Perhaps a weak entry: Christchurch to Chichester. Back in the 1970s a colleague had an appointment in the former town but drove to the latter, even though it was outside our region.

Even weaker: Some years ago a delightfully blonde friend of mine wanted to buy a ticket to Takeley where she lived. (There used to be a station there - it "formally closed" in 1961.) One day at Reading Station she heard an announcement for a service that called at Tackley.

This topic can also have an unpleasant side for the person (s) concerned.

When I was working as ASM?s clerk in Bristol TM one evening in 1979 a tearful young woman came into the office clutching the return half of her day return from Bicester to Birmingham.
Logged
rower40
Transport Scholar
Sr. Member
******
Posts: 258

Turning signalling into a video game since 1988.


View Profile
« Reply #14 on: September 26, 2020, 07:19:11 am »

Wallington to Wellington to Willington.
Logged
Do you have something you would like to add to this thread, or would you like to raise a new question at the Coffee Shop? Please [register] (it is free) if you have not done so before, or login (at the top of this page) if you already have an account - we would love to read what you have to say!

You can find out more about how this forum works [here] - that will link you to a copy of the forum agreement that you can read before you join, and tell you very much more about how we operate. We are an independent forum, provided and run by customers of Great Western Railway, for customers of Great Western Railway and we welcome railway professionals as members too, in either a personal or official capacity. Views expressed in posts are not necessarily the views of the operators of the forum.

As well as posting messages onto existing threads, and starting new subjects, members can communicate with each other through personal messages if they wish. And once members have made a certain number of posts, they will automatically be admitted to the "frequent posters club", where subjects not-for-public-domain are discussed; anything from the occasional rant to meetups we may be having ...

 
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 6
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.2 | SMF © 2006-2007, Simple Machines LLC Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
This forum is provided by a customer of Great Western Railway (formerly First Great Western), and the views expressed are those of the individual posters concerned. Visit www.gwr.com for the official Great Western Railway website. Please contact the administrators of this site if you feel that the content provided by one of our posters contravenes our posting rules (email link). Forum hosted by Well House Consultants

Jump to top of pageJump to Forum Home Page