The UK's most 'classic' medium-sized stations

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  1. Bibendum

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    Oooo oooo is there a thread for great station bars? :D:D
     
  2. Ken H

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    Dukeries? What are they?
     
  3. Ken H

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    Warwick. The old one, not Parkway
     
  4. John Griffiths

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    There's a Railway Pubs THread in the infrastructure and stations section.
     
  5. John Griffiths

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    It's a sort of semi official nickname given to the area near Worksop containing four large stately homes and landed estates, all belonging to dukes.
     
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    No - it's the island of niceness....
     
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    The hotel isn’t as nice inside as it looks from the outside, however to be fair it’s also no more expensive than a Travelodge. But for sure it needs quite a bit of work doing to it. I’ve stayed there a couple of times and would do so again, if for no other reason than sheer convenience. And of course it’s a former railway hotel.

    The rest of the area is a dive though, the Wetherspoon in Stoke itself is one of the worst for sure.
     
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    Doncaster seems to have a charm about not, the booking hall is massive & quite airy.

    York still has character plus a decent couple of pubs.
     
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    Coventry and Stafford are classics from a more recent era if that makes any sense.
     
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    It does, and I agree with both (although moreso with Coventry).
     
  11. John Webb

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    York, a favourite station of mine, seems rather large to me to fall into the OP's criteria.
    I'd nominate both Settle and Appleby stations on the Settle and Carlisle line, both beautifully looked after and serving market towns, although they may be too small for the OP's criteria?
     
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    Silverdale is quite nice.
     
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    Ok here’s a thought , obviously it would be too expensive to waste money on based on current passenger numbers;
    If Wakefield Kirkgate was restored and refurbished, it would come into this category - reminds me of a small Carlisle.
    And other delapidated or rarely used stations that would be impressive?
     
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    Lincoln, would that count?
     
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    Probably not many stations on the West Coast Main Line as the majority were rebuilt for electrification and are well not very nice looking.
     
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    Beat me to it. Hasn't changed much in the past 15 or so years (when I was a kid!). New lifts for the footbridge and that's about it.

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    Whilst we're in Lincolnshire, Grimsby Town as well. Only thing new is the footbridge which provides the lifts too (not shown in the picture below though - it's at the other side).

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    I rate Kemble- well maintained original buildings and footbridge still in use, and still retains it branch line platform (for Cirencester).
     
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    It's a lovely station, but "medium sized"? Two short platforms and their moderate buildings only.
     
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    Wemyss Bay.
     
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    Shrewsbury is a good shout for this
     

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