Trivia - Stations where a destination is reached by services in both directions

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  1. Bromley boy

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    And on SE metro.

    Cannon St "rounders" go down the Greenwich line and back up the Sidcup line via Slade Green, and vice versa.
     
  2. Bantamzen

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    No I mean into Manchester Piccadilly.
     
  3. swt_passenger

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    That service doesn't leave anywhere in opposite directions in the sense of the OP's question, it just does a different route for a few miles that includes a reversal.

    Fareham is a station with two completely separate routes to London that leave in opposite directions.

    Just thinking it isn't that long since this was last discussed?
     
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    When all the various changes to Northern services happen, Wakefield Kirkgate will have services to Leeds in both directions. The present services via Woodlesford and the future services from Knottingley which will extend to Leeds via the curve up to Westgate.
     
  5. Envy123

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    Not to mention the Southern London Bridge to Victoria loop service.
     
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    Surprised that wasn't mentioned sooner as I'm sure that is the most well-known example currently.
     
  7. Bromley boy

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    (Dons pedant hat :lol:)

    That is an A to B route rather than a loop service that originates from its destination point.
     
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    Glasgow underground
     
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    Blackburn to Manchester Victoria -either via Darwen or Todmorden
     
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    In the evening rush hour both trains depart Salford at about the same time, and both have Blackburn as the final destination. The automated announcements on the platform do not make it very clear which one's which which can lead to some confusion. Travellers to Blackburn are 45 minutes better off going via Bolton.

    http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/Y65250/2017/02/17/advanced

    http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/Y66390/2017/02/17/advanced
     
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    Birmingham New St to Wolverhampton. Back in the day, the Preston - BNS would arrive in Platform 1, and then depart heading the same way to go back north. Often a Roarer.

    Pre-Tyne & Wear Metro, trains from Whitley Bay, etc. would depart for Newcastle in both directions. (Of course this still applies with regards to the Metro.)

    Gloucester to Cardiff is possible - is there a direct service via Bristol Parkway?
     
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    Birmingham New Street where, Walsall line fast trains enter & depart, to & from the West, stoppers to & from the East, i think some XC to/from Manchester are routed to go through Bescot & Aston rather than reverse at BHM.
     
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    Springburn to Glasgow Queen St, either via the Cowlairs chord to High Level or via Alexandra Parade to Low Level.
     
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    I refer to my earlier post regarding differing routes in the London area. In this case would it not make sense to advertise the longer route as only going as far as the point beyond which it would be quicker to take the alternative? Those in the know could still take the longer route if they so wished.
     
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    Yes it would make sense.

    I believe Leeds to York via Harrogate does this - announced at Leeds as the service to Poppleton (final stop before York) as there are frequent direct services to York which are much quicker.
     
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    Cardiff Central to stations between Radyr and Treherbert.
     
  18. lejog

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    Also for a nice bit of symmetry, Leeds to York.

    Harrogate trains head west along the Airedale line, direct trains run east.
     
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    Southampton Central to Romsey
     
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    On Saturday mornings, Leeds has two trains heading to London departing at the same time in opposite directions. The 0738 to Kings Cross leaving easterly via Hambleton (avoiding Wakefield Westgate) and the 0738 to St Pancras leaving westerly via Wakefield Westgate.
     
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