Trivia: Overlapping station names

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The Jubilee line calls at West Hampstead and West Ham.

GWR run from Reading to Reading West.

Are there any other such pairs served by direct trains?
 
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Northern (and several other ToCs) run direct between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Oxford Road stations.

Transport for Wales between Llandudno and Llandudno Junction.
 

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The Jubilee line calls at West Hampstead and West Ham.

GWR run from Reading to Reading West.

Are there any other such pairs served by direct trains?

If the requirement is simply, two stations share a word (which is how most people who've replied seem to have interpreted it), then there must be dozens, if not hundred of pairs. Basically anywhere where a line has multiple stations in the same town and with the name of the town featuring in the station's name.

If the requirement is for the name of a station to be contained wholely in the name of another station, then it's more interesting and there'd be fewer places.

Your suggestion of West Hampstead and West Ham seems particularly unusual because the two stations actually refer to completely different places. I wonder if there are any other examples like that?
 

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Wool, Woolston, Woolwich Arsenal and Woolwich Dockyard (can 4 be beaten?)
Edit: Just remembered Ash, Ash Vale Ashburys, Ashchurch, Ashfield and Ashley
Super double edit: I completely missed the "direct train" part
 
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On the same train in Southern-land you could do:

East Croydon, South Croydon
Purley Oaks, Purley
and
Whyteleafe, Whyteleafe South
 
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Ford, along with the many towns ending in -ford would give quite a few!

But the original post did state about direct trains between the stations (perhaps a special expedition service visiting every station in the UK one day? :lol: ;))
 

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• Clapham Junction - Clapham High Street
• Acton Central - South Acton
• North Wembley - Wembley Central
• Chessington North - Chessington South
• Purley - Purley Oaks
 

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Sutton, West Sutton, Sutton Common are all together on the loop. Likewise Wimbledon Chase and Wimbledon.

Raynes Park, Motspur Park and Worcester Park are all one after the other on the Epsom line.

Hampton Wick and Hampton are also on the same line (and are two totally separate locations). On the same line - Hampton Wick, Kingston, Norbiton, New Malden

On Southeastern there is Albany Park, Bexley, Crayford, Dartford which is not quite the gist of this thread but a rather satisfying run.
 

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On Merseyrail on the Wirral there is Bromborough to Bromborough Rake & Birkenhead Park to Birkenhead North (& if Conway Park got it's planned name of Birkenhead Market, that would be 3 stations in a row with Birkenhead!)
 

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On Merseyrail on the Wirral there is Bromborough to Bromborough Rake & Birkenhead Park to Birkenhead North (& if Conway Park got it's planned name of Birkenhead Market, that would be 3 stations in a row with Birkenhead!)

Wallasey Grove Road to Wallasey Village. Liverpool Lime Street to Liverpool Central
 

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Hounslow West, Hounslow Central, Hounslow East
West Kensington, South Kensington
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On Merseyrail on the Wirral there is Bromborough to Bromborough Rake & Birkenhead Park to Birkenhead North (& if Conway Park got it's planned name of Birkenhead Market, that would be 3 stations in a row with Birkenhead!)
If you used the full name of Birkenhead Hamilton Square, it would make it 4 in a row.

Also on Merseyrail:
Bootle Oriel Road & Bootle New Strand

Around Manchester:
Salford Crescent & Salford Central
Hyde North & Hyde Central

More in London:
London Fields & London Liverpool Street
London Bridge - London Waterloo East - London Charing Cross
On the Hounslow Loop, there are about 12 stops between Barnes Bridge and Barnes (if you go the long way around)

In Glasgow, Cathcart Circle trains serve both Pollockshields East & Pollockshields West - not consecutively, but with about eight stops in between.
 
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