Search results

  1. M

    Stations with names not from that location

    People do seem to forget a few things, firstly, naming something after a bigger place than a smaller place is better (ie naming Heathrow "London Heathrow" as opposed to "Staines Heathrow". Railway lines couldn't easily reach the centre of each town and village, they had to both serve as many...
  2. M

    Stations with names not from that location

    A lot of the stations were named for the civil parish they were in, and if they named it for the hamlet or village it is in then noone would have heard of it (like Oxford is closer to Osney than the centre of Oxford, yet Oxford is known world over, and Osney is known by very few people across...
  3. M

    Welsh automated announcements

    No smoking on trains or stations? Why is it your favourite?
  4. M

    Welsh automated announcements

    I think the Dolwyddelan resident means that it's not recordings, it's a computer program reading a typed script. I have a similar thing on my phone. It reads it with computer logic. For example one of my sisters is called Naomi, said nay-oh-mee but if I typed it in (i think it's voice dialling)...
  5. M

    Route Coverage

    Is this in one year or in total? And what's the best way to use the red/blue map that another poster kindly provided for everybody? in Paint?
  6. M

    Welsh automated announcements

    They dont use Welsh announcements at all in Bangor, Llandudno, Ll Junction or Conwy (when i went there few years ago, long after the South had it). Apparantly they don't have to have it at all since they are private and the law stipulates public bodies, but it's nice they do (somewhat). Last...
  7. M

    Welsh automated announcements

    I know they did it at Cardiff Central, Swansea, and Whitland, a lot of stations had no announcements at all From what i remember, the stations are Llandudno (hlan-did-no), Deganwy (de-gan-wee), Llandudno Junction/Cyffordd Llandudno (kiff-fordh hlan-did-no), Glan Conwy (glan con-wee)...
  8. M

    Welsh automated announcements

    in these "iy" sounds like the word eye, "dh" sounds like the voiced th sound of this, that, further etc "ow" as in cow or Slough not as in mow, kh as in the scottish loch and german bach Blaenau Ffestiniog bliy-niy fest-in-ee-og Cardiff Central/Caerdydd Canolog...
  9. M

    Welsh automated announcements

    Welsh Alphabet and Pronunciation As an Irish Gaelic speaker, i was taught that the Welsh LL and RH are pronounced as aspirated L and aspirated R or maybe HL and HR, that's why some people seem to think it's KL or FL, ive heard KLANEFLI many a time as a supposed pronunciation for Llanelli...
  10. M

    Welsh automated announcements

    Thanks Kinston Flyer, is that their script or is that your own Welsh? If you or anybody can provide a link or website or something to a variety of announcements, that'd be excellent, have wanted to find this out for years, might even put it to use on model railway --- old post above --- --- new...
  11. M

    Welsh automated announcements

    I done a few searches on Google to not much avail, i want to find out how it is in their announcements they say The next train at x is for x, it's delayed, it's cancelled etc I know town names, majority of station names, and numbers, just don't know grammar much, so anyone able to help that'd...
  12. M

    Welsh automated announcements

    Oh i know they are repeated in English straight after, i just want to know exactly what words they are using
  13. M

    Welsh automated announcements

    Just wondering if somebody has a copy of the Welsh Automated Announcements I roughly know what they mean, "Platfform Pedwar .......amserlau ......Trenau Arriva Cymru ac Llundain Paddington etc, i'm just not native Welsh and would be good to know exactly what they are saying
  14. M

    Name the town...

    Ebbw Vale was right! I'm going to say North Walsham, the major centre being Norwich
  15. M

    Name the town...

    Oooh very good, not the one i was thinking of, but i'll give you a point for finding some that fit the description, Bodmin North being the SR terminus of the small stub from their Okehampton to Padstow line, Bodmin General, while not a terminus, was a dead end station like Killarney and...
  16. M

    Name the town...

    Okay, this town had two stations with similar names bearing the town's name, both were termini, both closed, one much earlier than the other due to it's limited use Despite neither station being reopened, there is an NR station in the area bearing the towns name
  17. M

    Name the town...

    Taken me ages but Bradford? It has two stations, on 2 seperate lines, one of which was only electrified in 1994
  18. M

    Who would pay for a new station to be built?

    This is very handy map of the area, very good website for finding old railway routes (which side of road old stationswere etc.... I've had a look at a lot of re-opening (hypothetical ones), if they were going to do Devizes... then a Devizes Parkway would be an idea. Located at the former site...
  19. M

    Percentage of stations still extant

    Well, if the station was replaced by another, for example the Hounslow one (West i think), that doesn't count IMO, neither would the extra termini across the cities (Rewley Road for Oxford, Curzon Street for Birmingham), as for definitions, well, explain what way you've done it I thought it...
  20. M

    Hornby terminus station will fit 3 tracks

    Yes the Skaldale platforms are much better, i think there's 2 kinds though, some have "modified" on them, as the connecting things work better, not sure if they are compatible though, although when i checked the Hornby website, only a few platform section items were available. One good thing is...

Top