Tickets between similar place names e.g. Charing Cross Glasgow to London Charing Cross

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  1. roversfan2001

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    Lostock to Lostock Hall.
     
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    For £18.80, you can get an OP Single from Lostock Gralam to Lostock Hall, calling along the way at Lostock.
     
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    Dore to Ore.

    (Yes I know strictly speaking it's Dore & Totley).
     
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    Yalding to Spalding.

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    As a foreigner not 100 % sure, but this comes from Wikipedia.

    Adlington (Cheshire) - Adlington (Lancashire)
    Bangor (Co Down) - Bangor (Gwynedd)
    Bentley (Hampshire) - Bentley (South Yorkshire)
    Bramley (Hampshire) - Bramley (West Yorkshire)
    Brampton (Cumbria) - Brampton (Suffolk)
    Burnham (Buckinghamshire) - Burnham-on-Crouch
    Earlswood (Surrey) - Earlswood (West Midlands)
    Gillingham (Dorset) - Gillingham (Kent)
    Hatfield (Hertfordshire) - Hatfield and Stainforth
    Hope (Flintshire) - Hope (Derbyshire)
    How Wood (Hertfordshire) - Howwood (Renfrewshire)
    Ince (Manchester) - Ince and Elton
    Kirkby (Merseyside) - Kirkby-in-Ashfield - Kirkby-in-Furness - Kirkby Stephen
    Langley (Berkshire) - Langley Green
    Leigh (Kent) - Leigh On Sea
    Milford (Surrey) - Milford Haven
    Mill Hill (Lancashire) - Mill Hill Broadway
    Millbrook (Bedfordshire) - Millbrook (Hampshire)
    Moreton (Dorset) - Moreton (Merseyside)
    Mossley (Manchester) - Mossley Hill
    Newton (Lanark) - Newtown (Powys)
    Rainham (London) - Rainham (Kent)
    Reedham (Norfolk) - Reedham (Surrey)
    Swinton (Manchester) - Swinton (South Yorkshire)
    Sydenham (Belfast) - Sydenham (London)
    Whitchurch (Cardiff) - Whitchurch (Hants) - Whitchurch (Shropshire)
     
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    Exeter to Uttoxeter presumably no longer possible.
     
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    Why not?

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    Clapham to Clapham Jcn.

    A friend of mine from Clapham (the proper one, North Yorks) was always having trouble with grippers when departing from Euston.
     
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    I assumed, in my ignorance, that Uttoxeter was long closed.
     
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    Whilst not the busiest station on the network, the fact it’s adjacent to Uttoxeter race course, and the closest station to both Alton Towers & the JCB factory, it’s certainly not quiet.

    A 153 calls hourly, cosy on a race day:lol:
     
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    Did we have Horley to Chorley?
     
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    I can't do the Polish accents on letters; but Poland has a station called Hel (one "l") -- a Baltic seaside resort.

    The now-closed line from Wolsztyn to Sulechow had, when operational, an intermediate station called Zodyn. The thought has occurred, that if a citizen of that community chose to spend their summer holiday at the abovementioned resort, and went by train: the names printed on their ticket would approximate to a medium-profane English imprecation.
     
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    Southampton to Northampton is a longer journey than some might expect. There was a story recently about a traveller in London who found he/she had just missed a bus to Southampton. Rather charmingly this person saw a bus to Northampton departing soon after and caught it on the basis he/she could get off when it reached Hampton and walk the rest of the way.
     
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    I used to buy a ticket from Three Oaks to Four Oaks to do a journey from Birmingham to Ashford (Int’l) as it was the same price. Didn’t travel via Sevenoaks though as the route included travel on HS1.
     
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    In the Netherlands we have a Barendrecht, Zwijndrecht and Dordrecht. There is also a Zwijndrecht in Belgium. There is also a Bedum, Stedum and Loppersum. Of course there is an Essen in Belgium and Germany.
     
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    Realistically, would anyone make that journey? Even by DLR it's sometimes quicker to walk.

    The customer was not actually accused of fare evasion in this case; reporting someone for suspected fare evasion would require recording their details and passing these onto the prosecutions department.

    I agree that seeking the guard can often result in leniency when asking for favours, but there is no guarantee that a Guard will accept either a valid fare or a fare that has been authorised as valid for travel by another authorised person.

    In the situation described there is a risk of a breach of not just contract law but also consumer law.

    Train companies do need to take their responsibilities seriously and ensure that sufficient safeguards are in place.
     
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    Walking to Southampton or Northampton from Hampton is a long way!
     
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    One that comes to mind is Davenport (Cheshire/Greater Manchester) to Devonport (Devon).

    Also a tripartite possibility of Springfield (Fife), Springburn (Glasgow), and Spring Road (Birmingham).

    One I have thought about for Welsh speakers here: Pen-y-Bont (Powys/ former London & North Western Railway section of the Heart of Wales line) to Pen-y-Bont (Mid Glamorgan/ former Great Western Railway South Wales Main Line). Can anybody guess the Mid Glamorgan one?
     
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    Bridgend!
     
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    Tonbridge and Tunbridge often confuses ticket staff in London, especially with my Northern accent, by gum its a pity southerners can`t speak proper like us does
     
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    Some fare dodgers from stations further afield make use of that journey as the DLR station at Stratford International hasn't got ticket barriers (similar Stratford High Street);)
     

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