Trivia: Large towns in UK with no railway station

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  1. stj

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    What are the largest Towns in the UK that have no Railway Station?
     
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  3. Jocques

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    Besides the ELR, Bury.

    No station or football club, but I still miss my hometown.

    Wythenshawe? Depends if Manchester Airport is classed as that.
     
  4. Jorge Da Silva

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    Gosport the largest without a railway station
     
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    Does this include towns that don’t have a rail station but are very close to another settlement that does?
     
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    I'm sure we've been here before
     
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    Witney , Carterton in West Oxfordshire are pushing 50,000, with no proper transport links, this area must be near the top.
     
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    Coggeshall and Canvey Island in Essex that have never had a Railway station.
     
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    Oswestry. Not sure Gobowen counts if I'm honest.
     
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    In Yorkshire Cleckheaton, Heckmondwike , Holmfirth, Tadcaster and Wath-upon-Dearne are all without a rail station
     
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    Haverhill

    the local story goes that the GLC moved part of the bombed east end population to new estates in Haverhill, then got Dr Beeching to close the railways so they couldn't get back to London
     
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    Probably...just not by train. ;)
     
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    Peterlee, 28000 people without a rail link (and mostly without a job too :( ) Ashington- 27000, Consett- 24000, Stanley -20000. But the north eastern winner has to be Washington area, with a population of 70000.
     
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    Wouldn’t Washington come under the category of ‘doesn’t have a railway station but close to a settlement that does’ i.e Sunderland?
     
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    There is a continuous urban area from Sunderland through to Chester-le-Street via Washington and much of Washington isn't very far away from Chester-le-Street station.
     
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    Oldham has a population over 100,000 but no heavy rail stations in the town since the conversion to trams.
     
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    We have been, Salford caused a certain amount of debate. Although, not applicable here as it's a city & the op said town
     
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    Aren't Salford Crescent and Salford Central in Salford anyway?
     
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    Oswestry station is still open as part of the preservation scheme. Admittedly you can only go for a short ride along the line and back (no platforms at the other end), but the town still has a station.
     
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    Yes, it does - because I know well two of the places on that list - Dudley and Halesowen - that are part of a large continuous urban area, with well-served stations that are 'just over the boundary' of the towns in question. Also the normal railway passenger services at Halesowen ceased so long ago - in 1927 - that I doubt there are many people in the town who are aware it ever had a station!
     
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    Nah very VERY different in my opinion. That's almost like saying we can't use Bridgenorth because the Severn Valley Railway trains stop there. Not sure that's what the OP meant.
     
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    I'm surprised no one's yet mentioned Leigh, Lancs
     
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    London doesn't have any good stations
     
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    Another planet...
    Even Manchester Exchange was technically in Salford... and given it had a shared platform with Victoria, one could theoretically make an inter-city journey just by walking down the platform!
     
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    Blandford in Dorset has grown to be quite a big place since the railway closed. And the nearest station is a long way away.
     
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    Yes, & I believe a previous thread concluded the largest Scottish town that’s never had a railway station was Dunoon
     
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    What about Mansfield no station actually in the town itself ?
     
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    Mansfield Station is around 200m from the market place!
     
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    Nobody's mentioned Skelmersdale yet.
     

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