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Old 26th December 2016, 20:29   #31
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Actually timetables on both NMBS and SNCB pages on Belgian Rail website both refer to Brussels Airport-Zaventem, no attempt by either to use local names for Brussels or airport.
This is something which was changed last year, the station used to be called Brussel-Nationaal-Luchthaven. As Brussels Airport is on Flemish territory, the name of the station wasn't translated on signs and in the journey planner.
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Or after its origin al owners, the London & North Western Railway?
Actually, the Wigan stations (North Western and Wallgate) were never called that in their pre-grouping days.
They were simply the LNWR and L&Y Wigan stations, and were renamed by the new LMS in 1924.
And they are both on Wallgate, and in the north-western part of town!
Wigan Central (MS&L/GC) was better named but is long gone.
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Actually, the Wigan stations (North Western and Wallgate) were never called that in their pre-grouping days.
They were simply the LNWR and L&Y Wigan stations, and were renamed by the new LMS in 1924.
And they are both on Wallgate, and in the north-western part of town!
Wigan Central (MS&L/GC) was better named but is long gone.
The identity of stations simply according to their owning companies was of course normal before the Grouping. There was of course a host of re-namings after that, as the four companies dealt with their inheritance. What I was suggesting was simply that in this case the LMS chose "North Western" rather than the rather long-winded "London & North Western", using a style of naming similar to the addition of "Midland" in one or two other cases.
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This is something which was changed last year, the station used to be called Brussel-Nationaal-Luchthaven. As Brussels Airport is on Flemish territory, the name of the station wasn't translated on signs and in the journey planner.
The Belgian rail journey planner at nmbs.be and sncb.be accepts Dutch and French names for all stations. You can plan a journey from Bruges-Saint-Pierre or Anvers-Central to Luik-Guillemans or Namen. Even English variants such as Ghent and Antwerp work fine, and more or less any variation on "Brussels Airport" will get you there.

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