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Seth said:
The City isn't considered seperate to London as a whole. It is a District more than anything else.

You'll be hard pressed to get anyone to accept that the City is a Borough, because, officially there are only 32 boroughs, and the GLA isn't supposed to carry out many of the administrative functions in the City, so really it is a Unitary authority, though going by that rule Bristol isn't a city either.
 

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For the record Wells is in Somerset, 6 miles north of Glastonbury. The nearest NR station to Wells is indeed Castle Cary.

Or to give a more obvious place name, Wells is 22 miles south of Bristol.
 

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Went to Wells often when I was younger, really liked the Idea of the water running alongside the road, really used to interest me when I was small. Now I'm older and have visited it it seems quite pathetic! But still a lovely resort.
 

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Ripon is tiny why the hell isnt Doncaster a city. Reason why it should be.........................................................................................

1.It as 7 different passenger operators.(Most in UK)
2.Has a big church thingy.
3.Has a Airport with flights to America,Mexico coming up :D
4.Bigger than loads of cities.
 

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AJP said:
Ripon is tiny why the hell isnt Doncaster a city. Reason why it should be.........................................................................................

1.It as 7 different passenger operators.(Most in UK)
2.Has a big church thingy.
3.Has a Airport with flights to America,Mexico coming up :D
4.Bigger than loads of cities.
None of those are valid reasons to make it a city.

There's 6 TOCs serving Doncaster, and it does have the most in the UK but jointly with another station. There is also at least one more station that is also joint top if you count Virgin XC/WC seperately[1] (Which I don't).

[1] They are seperate companies, however they are presented to the customer as one.
 

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7.............................

1.GNER
2.Virgin
3.Northern
4.Midland Mainline
5.Hull trains
6. Transpennine express
7. Central

I belive thats 7.
 

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The original criteria for a town to be classed as a "city" is if the town has a catherdral. Therefore London, Birmingham, Ely, Wells, York etc. are all cities.

Other towns gain "city" status from the queen, I know some towns have this honour but can't think of any offhand!
 

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When you arrive into Dunfermline it says 'Welcome to the city of Dunfermline' It has an abbey and is pretty small place.
 

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AJP said:
Ripon is tiny why the hell isnt Doncaster a city. Reason why it should be.........................................................................................

1.It as 7 different passenger operators.(Most in UK)
2.Has a big church thingy.
3.Has a Airport with flights to America,Mexico coming up :D
4.Bigger than loads of cities.

1. Crewe has lots of operators. Cross Country, West Coast, Northern, Arriva Trains Wales, Central, First ScotRail and isn't a City.
2. Cathedral?
3. Wow - How long will those Flights last?
4. Depends on how you describe City. By Population? Growth? Buildings? Miles?
 
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