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Old 17th February 2017, 14:16   #31
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From Manchester Victoria, Salford Central & Salford Crescent you can catch trains in either direction to Blackburn (via Rochdale & Todmorden Curve, or via Bolton)
In the evening rush hour both trains depart Salford at about the same time, and both have Blackburn as the final destination. The automated announcements on the platform do not make it very clear which one's which which can lead to some confusion. Travellers to Blackburn are 45 minutes better off going via Bolton.

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Old 17th February 2017, 14:35   #32
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Birmingham New St to Wolverhampton. Back in the day, the Preston - BNS would arrive in Platform 1, and then depart heading the same way to go back north. Often a Roarer.

Pre-Tyne & Wear Metro, trains from Whitley Bay, etc. would depart for Newcastle in both directions. (Of course this still applies with regards to the Metro.)

Gloucester to Cardiff is possible - is there a direct service via Bristol Parkway?
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Old 17th February 2017, 14:50   #33
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Birmingham New Street where, Walsall line fast trains enter & depart, to & from the West, stoppers to & from the East, i think some XC to/from Manchester are routed to go through Bescot & Aston rather than reverse at BHM.

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Old 17th February 2017, 16:34   #34
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Springburn to Glasgow Queen St, either via the Cowlairs chord to High Level or via Alexandra Parade to Low Level.
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Old 17th February 2017, 16:34   #35
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In the evening rush hour both trains depart Salford at about the same time, and both have Blackburn as the final destination. The automated announcements on the platform do not make it very clear which one's which which can lead to some confusion. Travellers to Blackburn are 45 minutes better off going via Bolton.

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I refer to my earlier post regarding differing routes in the London area. In this case would it not make sense to advertise the longer route as only going as far as the point beyond which it would be quicker to take the alternative? Those in the know could still take the longer route if they so wished.
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Old 17th February 2017, 16:53   #36
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I refer to my earlier post regarding differing routes in the London area. In this case would it not make sense to advertise the longer route as only going as far as the point beyond which it would be quicker to take the alternative? Those in the know could still take the longer route if they so wished.
Yes it would make sense.

I believe Leeds to York via Harrogate does this - announced at Leeds as the service to Poppleton (final stop before York) as there are frequent direct services to York which are much quicker.
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Old 17th February 2017, 18:13   #37
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Cardiff Central to stations between Radyr and Treherbert.
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Old 17th February 2017, 19:14   #38
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York to Leeds?

Can be reached by:

Heading 'south' out of York and using the direct route via Colton Junction etc.
Heading 'north' out of York via the Harrogate line.

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Also for a nice bit of symmetry, Leeds to York.

Harrogate trains head west along the Airedale line, direct trains run east.
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Old 17th February 2017, 20:09   #39
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Southampton Central to Romsey
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Old 17th February 2017, 21:45   #40
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On Saturday mornings, Leeds has two trains heading to London departing at the same time in opposite directions. The 0738 to Kings Cross leaving easterly via Hambleton (avoiding Wakefield Westgate) and the 0738 to St Pancras leaving westerly via Wakefield Westgate.
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Old 17th February 2017, 22:00   #41
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Sunderland to York. VTEC (and formerly TPE) head north, Grand Central head south.
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Old 17th February 2017, 22:28   #42
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Oxford-London. Paddington one way, Marylebone the other
While both are in London are they not technically different destinations?

(need OP to adjudicate on this one)
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Old 17th February 2017, 23:08   #43
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While both are in London are they not technically different destinations?
I was thinking the same of mm333's Leeds example, but I guess you could say that Kings Cross-St Pancras is one destination. Don't think you'd get away with Paddington/Marylebone though.
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Sheffield to Chesterfield

See PSUL

http://www.psul4all.free-online.co.uk/2017.htm

for details of trains running via Beighton Junction and Tapton Junction
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Old 18th February 2017, 00:08   #45
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Slade Green to London (London Bridge/Cannon Street/etc.) would be one that I don't think has been mentioned yet. Ditto neighbouring stations: Erith, Barnehurst, Crayford, etc., though in practice, the further you are from Slade Green, the less likely you are to consider going via the 'long' way round).

Do the rules of this thread require direct trains only? If you are allowed to change trains, then you could add a large number of additional locations where reasonable routes might start off in either direction. A couple of examples: Falmer to London, or stations between Guildford and Reigate to London, or stations between Wokingham and Guildford to London, etc.)

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