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Calthrop

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I'm an idiot -- so it did. (Mock the inhabitants of Sussex, at one' s peril !) (Reply to @RT4038, as above -- was, as they say on the Net, "ninja'd" !)
 

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Beyond that I only offer Plymouth (no longer North Road)
and next westwards is Devonport, formerly Devonport Albert Road when there was also a Devonport Kings Road (formerly Devonport and Stonehouse?) which closed in the 1960s.
 

Bevan Price

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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)
It was Hibel Road, and was the main station in Macclesfield, served by WCML services between Manchester London Road & London Euston.
The current station used to be Macclesfield Central, formerly junction for the branch to Rose Hill Marple & Romiley; it is located south of Hibel Road - and a bit more convenient for the town centre. Until Hibel Road closed, it was mostly served by local stopping services.
 

Blinkbonny

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There's some good ones here. Thanks very much - though some I expect wouldn't be got in a month of quizzes!

Fascinating to see that two of the ones known to me - Darlington Bank Top and North Road - both had duplicates elsewhere on the system!
 

davetheguard

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Reading (General)
Dorking (Town)
Cholsey (& Moulsford)
Oxford (General)
Evesham (North)
Bramley (for Silchester)
Whitchurch (North)
 

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One other that springs to mind is Chapel-en-le-Frith (South). I believe it was named by the LMS after the Grouping to distinguish it from the Midland's main line station in the town which became Chapel-en-le-Frith Central and which closed in 1967. The South station was the site of the crash in 1957 which led to the runaway loco's driver, John Axon being posthumously awarded the George Cross medal.
 

BrianW

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I used to wonder whether there was any pattern to whether the Suffix was (In brackets) or not. Any thoughts/ evidence?
 

davetheguard

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Lympstone Village only had the suffix added in the 1990s. Have any other existing stations had a suffix added in modern times?
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.
 

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Birkdale (Park)
Orrell Park (Halt)
Gathurst (for Shevington)
Morecambe (Promenade) [though the station is resited]
Cressington (and Grassendale)
A Prefix: (Mersey Road and) Aigburth
Parbold (for Newborough....previously Newburgh for Parbold, and previous to that, Newborough)
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!
Portmadoc (Old), but the station is now known as Porthmadog
Blaeneau Ffestiniog (North) and also (Station)
Another prefix: Dovey Junction was previously Glandovey Junction
Shotton (High Level)
Shotton (Low Level)
Bebington (and New Ferry)
and last but not least:
Llanfairpwll (gwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantisiliogogogoch)
 

BrianW

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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.
According to that great Oracle aka Wikipedia_
renamed Didcot Parkway on 29 July 1985 by British Rail
quoting from
  • Butt, RVJ (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508, p78
 

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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!
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.
 

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Yes, Aintree Sefton Arms was indeed named after the nearby pub (called the Sefton Arms), and the next station down the line was ALSO named after a pub: Old Roan. There's also a suburb of Liverpool called 'Old Swan', named after the most ancient of the local hostelries (which tells you everything you need to know about drinking culture in Liverpool over 100 years ago...strongly supported by my ancestors)...these days the Sefton Arms is an Indian restaurant, the Old Roan is empty and derelict, and the Old swan still exists.
 

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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!
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.
 

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Farringdon lost its Street.

I'm not sure if Slade Green counts, it lost the 's' from its original name of Slades Green.
 

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A lot of the distinctive names are more commonly used in the area than the more formal titles. "At Bristol station" might well cause some qualification within the city. "At Temple Meads", everyone understands it.
 

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