Trivia: Largest towns/cities in Great Britain without a direct rail link to London

Discussion in 'UK Railway Discussion' started by Jorge Da Silva, 29 Oct 2018.

  1. A Challenge

    A Challenge Established Member

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    The morning service doesn't come from Cardiff Central anyway, so this doesn't make any difference!
     
  2. FelixtheCat

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    I agree completely. I was just pointing out that, theoretically, it was possible. And challenging the assertion that the service didn't exist.
     
  3. FelixtheCat

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    And that. Runs ex-Coryton.
     
  4. Bevan Price

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    That is one viewpoint, but many would disagree that places "lumped together" by Whitehall all represent a single "town". Often they are several miles apart and have little in common except that they share the same local council. Some examples would be Southport & Bootle (both ruled by Sefton Council), or Leigh & Wigan (both ruled by Wigan council.)
     
  5. driver_m

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    Yep, but even using both criteria, town or borough, Bolton and Salford are much, much bigger than Walsall in both respects
     
  6. driver_m

    driver_m Established Member

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    Delete, double post. And while we're at it. Can you take the Cardiff drift and one change stuff elsewhere please.
     
  7. MPotter

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    I'd say that Thetford is the biggest town in Norfolk that fits the bill.
     

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