Trivia: Nearest station you haven't used?

telstarbox

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Like some of us I keep a record of the National Rail stations which I've used. Sometimes this happens organically, if I have a work or social trip, and sometimes I'll aim to tick off a station which I wasn't otherwise going to use. As of yesterday I've got through 398 and there are around 2550 altogether (plus I'm expecting a few more to be built during my lifetime).

The stations I've used are spread across most of the UK but some of the ones I haven't used are closer to home. I think my nearest unticked station is Nunhead (about 2 miles as the crow flies from home) - although I've been through it many times, I've never boarded or alighted from a train there. The second closest is probably South Bermondsey.

How about you?
 
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UP13

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Mine might be Isleworth, which is 1.9 miles from me. Can't remember if I have or haven't used it.
 

Mcr Warrior

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Rose Hill Marple. Never been on a train there and don't think that it's been mentioned on this forum anytime recently. ;)
 

John Hunt

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Nearest unticked for me (Leicester) would be Narborough. Lost count of the times I've been through it!
I have spotted at South Wigston, photographed Sir Nigel Gresley at Syston and used Hinckley as nearest point for 'emergency' class 25 haulage when a 31 failed on the Norwich-Birmingham......
 

flitwickbeds

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Flitwick - 11 miles from my house. ( i have been through it many times but never lighted or alighted there)

Next would be Hemel Hempstead - 25 miles ( i have been through it many times but never lighted or alighted there)
You only ever want to board trains there, never alight (unless you're immediately getting into another vehicle to drive out the town) :D
 

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I live in Tonbridge and the nearest station which I have not used is Kemsing which is about 5 miles away directly north from my home.
The only time I visited Kemsing was by car as not only would involve two changes but the station is about one and half miles from the village.
Also nearby a station I have not used is Knockholt . The only time I visited the place was by car as the station is about 3 miles from the village .
 

steamybrian

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I live in Tonbridge and the nearest station which I have not visited is Kemsing which is about 5 miles away directly north from my home.
The only time I visited Kemsing was by car as not only would involve two changes but the station is about one and half miles from the village.
Also nearby a station I have not used is Knockholt . The only time I visited the place was by car as the station is about 3 miles from the village .
 

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I have to go 37 miles to reach my nearest unused station, Blackridge. After that, the next one is 46 miles, which is Bridge of Allan.
 

Jimini

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Highams Park for me. 1.6 miles away, but the central line is far closer / more frequent. Do stations compared to LU stations count? Must be a fair few of them..
 

mikeg

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Probably Poppleton for me, which is some distance. However when I was in Nottingham, I never used my second nearest station (Netherfield) because of its relative lack of service.
 

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There was a time when I "bashed" stations, and had managed to visit over 1000 when I moved onto something else. For me, that means the nearest station that I've never visited will be some distance away! I live in Birkenhead now, but was in Chester for over 40 years prior to moving here.

Certainly, I've visited most stations within 100 miles or so of the Wirral, with a fair few in most urban regions of the UK also ticked off. Off the top of my head, stations such as Ulleskelf, Whitley Bridge, Broome, and several on the Cumbrian Coast line beyond Millom would qualify.
 

Dr_Paul

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Probably Maldon Manor; I have a vague feeling I once boarded a train at Thames Ditton, although I really can't think of any reason why I might have done.
 

brad465

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Either Hollingbourne or Wateringbury, depending on which one is closer but for me they are the nearest stations not used on their respective lines.
 

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I think I’ve used every station ‘close’ to me. In terms of elsewhere in Wiltshire however, I’ve never used Bedwyn because it doesn’t get very many trains to/from the West at all and I’d have to go to Newbury or Reading and double back.

I’ve also never used Dean or Tisbury.
 

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Portchester, almost 4 miles out.
Next would be Southbourne, closely followed by Rowlands Castle, both at a bit over 8 miles.

I've been through all of them a few times - haven't boarded or alighted at them though!
 

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I've yet to use Worcester Parkway which opened about 6 months ago. It's about 25 miles from me.

I've never boarded a train at Pershore which will be 20 miles or so, but I have been on a train which has stopped there.
 

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