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« on: May 20, 2021, 06:28:26 am »

https://www.railjournal.com/in_depth/road-vs-rail-the-route-to-decongestion?utm_source=&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=25607
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« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2021, 12:04:54 pm »

Most of the proposed station names are very working-title-ish – I hope they're replaced with names that say where they actually are:
Newport Road (Cardiff) Roath / Y Rhath
Cardiff Parkway St Mellon's / Llaneirwg
Newport West Tredegar Park / Parc Tredegar
Newport East Somerton
Llanwern, and
Magor.
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« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2021, 01:31:02 pm »

Somerton might be confusing, especially as there is a proposal (vaguely at least) for a station at Somerton in Somerset.
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« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2021, 02:29:39 pm »

Somerton might be confusing, especially as there is a proposal (vaguely at least) for a station at Somerton in Somerset.

Yes ... though there are a number of repeated names on the network already:
Brampton, Charing Cross, Earlswood, Garston, Gillingham, Hope, London Road, Millbrook, Newport, Queen's Park, Rainham, Reedham, St Margaret's, Swinton, Waterloo

There's even one case of three stations with the same name!
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« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2021, 08:50:04 pm »

Somerton might be confusing, especially as there is a proposal (vaguely at least) for a station at Somerton in Somerset.

Yes ... though there are a number of repeated names on the network already:
Brampton, Charing Cross, Earlswood, Garston, Gillingham, Hope, London Road, Millbrook, Newport, Queen's Park, Rainham, Reedham, St Margaret's, Swinton, Waterloo

There's even one case of three stations with the same name!
My Mum confused the ticket seller at Dartford way back in 1970 when she asked for a ticket to Stroud and was sold one to Strood!
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« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2021, 05:13:54 pm »

similar to another story,two young girls from the far east.
They wanted two tickets to Bath in advance from the Kings cross booking office
Clerk though they said Brough(near Hull) and thats what was  issued
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« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2021, 05:30:40 pm »

similar to another story,two young girls from the far east.
They wanted two tickets to Bath in advance from the Kings cross booking office
Clerk though they said Brough(near Hull) and thats what was  issued

Ah yes ... did I ever tell you about the young lady visiting me from the USA ... got the train and changed at Leamington Spa for Hatton. Station staff mis-heard her and through she said Brighton ... and she waited for 3 hours for 1S76 while the local train pootled in and out of the bay.

There's even one case of three stations with the same name!

Can anyone identify this?
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« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2021, 06:09:00 pm »

There's even one case of three stations with the same name!

Can anyone identify this?

Whitchurch.
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« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2021, 06:17:06 pm »

There's even one case of three stations with the same name!

Can anyone identify this?

Whitchurch.

Shropshire, Hampshire and Cardiff
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« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2021, 07:30:50 pm »

Somerton might be confusing, especially as there is a proposal (vaguely at least) for a station at Somerton in Somerset.

Yes ... though there are a number of repeated names on the network already:
Brampton, Charing Cross, Earlswood, Garston, Gillingham, Hope, London Road, Millbrook, Newport, Queen's Park, Rainham, Reedham, St Margaret's, Swinton, Waterloo

There's even one case of three stations with the same name!

Gillingham - but as most of you know, different pronunciations for both.
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« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2021, 08:16:23 pm »

Gillingham - but as most of you know, different pronunciations for both.
Yes but I keep forgetting which is which
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« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2021, 09:43:24 pm »

Gillingham - but as most of you know, different pronunciations for both.
Yes but I keep forgetting which is which

Perhaps the new regime of transparency and helpfulness to customers will provide phonetic station signs to help?
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« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2021, 10:16:14 pm »

Ok, Yankee, Alpha, Oscar, Kilo, just for York, imagine the sign for the one in wales, in two langages too.
Gilingham is in Dorset, G(J)ilingham in Kent.
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« Reply #13 on: May 23, 2021, 04:14:08 pm »

There's even one case of three stations with the same name!

Can anyone identify this?

Whitchurch.

Shropshire, Hampshire and Cardiff
Did the Wales & West service to Waterloo ever call at the Hampshire one? If it did, there will have been a time when all three had direct train services from Cardiff Central.
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