Trivia: Stations which have been renamed?

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  1. 61653 HTAFC

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    Morley was formerly Morley Low. If you've ever been there you'll have wondered why they changed such an accurate, descriptive name just because it became the only Morley station!
     
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    I may be misremembering, but didn't Kelvindale also have a different working name until it opened?
     
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    Yes; it was "Dawsholm".

    Also, the relocated Drumgelloch station was to have been named "Katherine Park".
     
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    On the Glasgow Subway, in addition to other changes mentioned already, Merkland Street was merged into the resited Partickhill mainline station jointly as Partick.
     
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    Tal-Y-Cafn (Tal-Y-Cafn & Eglwysbach)

    Gobowen ( Gobowen for Oswestry)
     
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    Denby Dale, formerly Denby Dale and Cumberworth. To complicate things further there is no village called simply Cumberworth: just Upper and Lower Cumberworth respectively.
     
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    Seems Rugby was Rugby Midland previously - but was nearby Nuneaton ever officially Nuneaton Trent Valley?
     
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    Lower Edmonton was renamed Edmonton Green, long after the area aquired the current name.
     
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    Yes, see the linked Wikipedia article.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuneaton_railway_station

    And I think I can remember the station lights said "Nuneaton Trent Valley" well into the eighties.
     
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    For "became" read "was replaced by" - this one belongs in the "moving stations" thread (which we had not so long ago).
     
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    Wasnt it more like loosing a significant amount of the platforms from the concourse end, with the 'country' ends staying in about the same place?
     
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    Anyway, didn't the renaming happen some time after the rebuild/relocation/shrinking?
     
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    Sevenoaks Bat & Ball (became simply Bat & Ball)

    And

    Sevenoaks Tubs Hill (became simply Sevenoaks)
     
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    Kendal Junction > Oxonholme > Oxenholme The Lake District
     
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