- 22 Jan 2012
Unless I've misread or missed how about Bedford (Midland Rd)
It was Hibel Road, and was the main station in Macclesfield, served by WCML services between Manchester London Road & London Euston.Today's Aintree was indeed the former Aintree Sefton Arms.
Couple of others:-
- Workington (Main)
- Whitehaven (Bransty)
And a couple of odd-balls for the OP's quiz:-
- Salford Central was simply 'Salford' for most of its existence - unusual in having a suffix added in recent times.
- Hartlepool lost its prefix (previously West Hartlepool) - IIRC a result of local government reorganisation, rather than railway rationalisation.
- Burnley Central was known as Burnley Bank Top until the mid-1960s (so Darlington was not unique)
What about Macclesfield (Hibert Road)? Is that the current Macclesfield station, or a different site which has closed? (don't have time to Google at the moment)
Didcot became Didcot Parkway, in what, the mid 80's??? Alfreton became Alfreton & Mansfield Parkway, but since Mansfield re-opened on the Robin Hood Line, it's now back to plain Alfreton.Lympstone Village only had the suffix added in the 1990s. Have any other existing stations had a suffix added in modern times?
According to that great Oracle aka Wikipedia_Didcot became Didcot Parkway, in what, the mid 80's??? Alfreton became Alfreton & Mansfield Parkway, but since Mansfield re-opened on the Robin Hood Line, it's now back to plain Alfreton.
On the same line, Llandudno Junction was very briefly known as "Llandudno and Llanrwst Junction". But that's not actually a suffix to the station name.Tal-y-Cafn (for Eglwysbach)
Llanrwst (and Trefriw), but now known as North Llanrwst, and Llanrwst is a new station situated (unsurprisingly) to the south of North LLanrwst!
That was arguably the only positive thing that FCC did! And after trying to drop the "Thameslink" from City Thameslink and West Hampstead Thameslink when they first took over.St Albans City Station was so-called from the 1923 Grouping after both it and the Abbey station became part of the LMS. But the City station suffix was dropped in 1988. The suffix was returned by First Capital Connect in 2010, only a few months before they lost the franchise!