I'm thinking of a station...

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  1. Eagle

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    This is a staffed (part-time), unbarriered suburban station.

    Served by one TOC, with two more passing through at speeds over 60 mph.

    The station footbridge is a public right of way, due to a nearby level crossing being closed and not replaced with a bridge.

    It is permitted to double back to reach this station.
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    Here's your 48-hour clue:

    Almost all services at this station are provided by a single class of MU.
     
  2. dzug2

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    Swaythling?
     
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    Served by both 444s and 450s. The station I'm thinking of has all but about four services a day being the same MU.
     
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    Only a vague possibility, but Canley? No idea about the crossing or staffing bits >.<
     
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    Bingo.
     
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    Earley?

    Canley is staffed 18 hours a day per National Rail - could always be out of date though
     
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    This station is served by almost all trains on its route, even though it has only a few thousand passengers every year and less than 2% of the number seen at the next station down the line [intentional choice of term]; only a very small number of peak services do not call here. It is on an electrified single line that in years gone by had a gap in the service on Thursdays to allow freight operation.
     
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    Battlesbridge?
     
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    Where else could it be?

    Your floor.
     
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    This station, a former junction, has two platforms and is served by one TOC. In the general vicinity (up to 5 miles maybe) there are 4 tunnels, one of them disused.
     
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    Halifax
     
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    Not Halifax (2 TOCs)
     
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    Oops, forgot about Grand Central !

    Edale ?
     
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    Nope - never a junction. And I think EMT call occasionally
     
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    Drayton Park?
     
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    Not where I have in mind.

    My station is served by a mixture of HSTs and DMUs
     
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    Erm... Pewsey?
     
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    Not Pewsey. Never a junction (that I know of) and no tunnels.
    Right TOC though
     
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    Yes it was, it was the junction for the GWR's Devizes branch (which ran from the B&H at Pewsey to the Wilts & Weymouth at a point south of Melksham), which coincidentally I happened to have just suggested in the reopenings thread. I just assumed there were tunnels round there, well, because Pewsey is in an eponymous valley...


    Let's try Newbury.
     
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    Great Malvern - oops no, forgot about the only 1 TOC
     
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    Neither Newbury nor Great Malvern. sorry
     
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    Lostwithiel
     
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    XC serves Lostwithiel (once a day each way, I think).
     
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    Lostwithiel is getting colder
     
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    Kemble (there's a few tunnels round there, and it was a junction for both Cirencester and Tetbury).
     
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    Correct - there's Kemble tunnel just outside the station, and Sapperton Tunnel (which is actually two) on the way to Stroud.

    And the disused one (not too devious I hope) is the Sapperton canal tunnel

    Your go
     
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    This NR station shares its name with another station on the LU. It has two platforms and four through lines, all electrified.

    (That should be enough!)
     
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    Ealing Broadway?
     
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    Has four (or nine) platforms and no through lines.
     
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    Fenchurch Street? 4 platforms. If you add in Tower Gateway (2) and Tower Hill (3), which 'service' it, there's 9

    Though Tower Hill has through platforms so maybe that's stretching it a bit too far.
     
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