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Discussion in 'Allocations, Diagrams & Timetables' started by aye2beeviasea, 23 May 2019.
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Newport (South Wales) and Newport (Essex), that would be VERY confusing if someone was doing that journey
I think Clapham(Yorkshire) had London - Scotland trains before the Settle Carlisle was built. So Clapham -Clapham isnt as daft as it sounds. Dunno if the Anglo-Scottish trains would have stopped at Clapham though.
Hayes(Middlesex) to Hayes(Kent) looks no more possible post-Crossrail than before, unless a fair bit of wiring goes up in S.E. London!
You can travel directly from Southampton to Wolverhampton and Wolverhampton to Northampton, but sadly not from Southampton to Northampton (not without a change!)
There have been in the past Glasgow Central to Stranraer via Kilmarnock services, calling at Barrhead and Barrhill.
Other station name pairings, albeit with no direct services, are Earlswood (West Midlands and Surrey) and St Margarets (Hertfordshire and Middlesex).
In the West Midlands, Blake Street is next to Butler's Lane, which makes me think of On The Buses every time I see it on the map.
Not exactly the same thing, but seen plenty of confusion between Pollokshaws West and Pollokshields West in Glasgow - so much so that guards apparently routinely pass tickets for either to either - I've been on the wrong one before, someone else got the tickets though - don't think I'd make that mistake myself
You can get a direct train from Wolverton to Wolverhampton via Northampton courtesy of the latest timetable change!
Wasn't the original ThamesLink proposal years back set to take over the Hayes branch until TfL expressed interest in running it? If so, Farringdon could have had direct trains to Hayes, Harlington and Hayes & Harlington!
Surprised no-one has mentioned Rugeley Trent Valley to Lichfield Trent Valley (and in the past on to Nuneaton Trent Valley)
In the past Central Trains' Lincoln-Birmingham services would have travelled via Burton Joyce and Burton on Trent
Blackfriars to Blackheath on a weekend thameslink diversion
Bit of a cheat as they are named that way specifically as they are on the same line!
Like the old Kings Cross Thameslink and City Thameslink
In the mid 1960's, I caught a "boat train" from Bradford Exchange to Liverpool Exchange for the IOM ferry. It would have passed through Manchester Exchange but I think without stopping. None of these stations exist anymore and the name "Exchange" is now "bereft of life and pushing up the daisies". Wrexham Exchange has now, of course, been subsumed into Wrexham General.
In Kent you can go from Sandling to Sandwich (and vice-versa) at least during Mon-Fri peaks
Has there ever been a Liverpool Street to Liverpool Lime Street?
Nope, Greater Anglia doesn't go anywhere near Liverpool.
If you look at the Heart of Wales Line, you'll find twelve of them!
Gatwick Airport -> Luton Airport Parkway?
Or indeed Heathrow Terminal 4 -> Heathrow Terminals 2&3?
Slightly off topic, on the Jubilee line you have West Ham to West Hampstead.
Then can carry onto West Silvertown on the DLR
Until 1964, the Brighton to Plymouth service passed through Ford (Sussex) and Ford (Devon). The latter station had "Devon" on its station signs.
I've known someone to confuse Lymington with Leamington and Gillingham (Kent) with it's Dorset namesake
Ashurst (Kent) and Ashurst (New Forest)
Cathcart Circle services call at Pollokshields East, and Pollokshields West as their first and last stops to/from Glasgow Central.
En route they also call at Pollokshaws East, but not Pollokshaws West, which is on a different line altogether.
You will be pleased to hear that one does! The 04:55 from Ramsgate stops at Chartham at 05:24 on the way to St Pancras.
That still didn't call at Chatham, though.
I once met a Philipino man on the London train leaving Bangor who was returning to Libya after attending the International Seaweed symposium at the University in about 1973.
He had one of those booklets of coupon type tickets.
At the ticket inspection after the Junction, the guard giggled and showed me my new found friends' ticket.
It was the return coupon for a return rail journey from Bangor, Antrim to Belfast and a BEA London ticket from Belfast Airport.
Included was a coupon signed by the Chief Clecker at Euston granting free travel in both directions and an instruction to staff to offer maximum assistance.
No direct service available between Stansted Airport and Southend Airport, but I once advised a young Australian couple with two very large suitcases as the Southend train approached Romford that to get to Stansted Airport they should alight there and return to London to catch a train to Stansted. I hope they caught their flight.
Euston to Euxton. Journey requires a change at Wigan but the Euston to Blackpool train passes through Euxton.
There's a few East Midlands Trains services per day that call at both Peterborough and Attleborough