Trivia: Stations which have been renamed?

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Plymouth North Road, (Joint GWR L&SWR) now Plymouth. 1958 after Plymouth Friary (L&SWR) closed to passengers (1958) Millbay (SDR) then acquired by GWR closed to passengers 1941.
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Bolton Trinity Street is now just plain Bolton.
Rainford Junction is now Rainford, although the box is still called Rainford Junction.
 

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A selection of Scottish renamings:

Clarkston
previously Clarkston & Stamperland
Langside
previously Langside & Newlands
Prestwick Town
previously Prestwick
Lochwinnoch
previously Lochside
Fairlie
previously Fairlie High
Carfin
previously Carfin Halt
Kirknewton
previously Midcalder
Camelon
formerly Falkirk (Camelon)
Carrbridge
previously Carr Bridge
Dalmuir
formerly Dalmuir Park
Exhibition Centre
formerly Finnieston
 

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Camelon
formerly Falkirk (Camelon)
That opens up a whole can of worms.....

It was Falkirk (Camelon) with an island platform at closure in 1967. When (re?) opened as Camelon, it was rebuilt as side platforms. Possibly getting into Trigger's Broom territory here?
 

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But the station code stayed the same, its BHC as the C stands for Central.
Did the three letter airport-style codes exist when the current Balloch opened?

Side note: when Bob Hope died, the airport in Burbank was formally renamed "Bob Hope Airport". The idea of changing its code from "BUR" to "BOB" was put forward, but it was very quickly found that the implications of doing so were monumentally expensive in terms of the changes required to ticketing/navigation systems.
 

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That opens up a whole can of worms.....

It was Falkirk (Camelon) with an island platform at closure in 1967. When (re?) opened as Camelon, it was rebuilt as side platforms. Possibly getting into Trigger's Broom territory here?
Fair enough, I assumed that it was the same layout on re-opening, unlike the Balloch Central/Balloch alteration and re-opening of Glasgow suburban stations with the Argyle line re-opening in 1979.

I did intend for the list to refer only to stations which remained unchanged but changed name.
 

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Exhibition Centre formerly Finnieston
Just popped into my head that it was originally Stobcross. Should it count as a "renaming" if a station reopens some time (in this case, 20 years) later with a different name as opposed to being 'A' on a Sunday night and 'B' on Monday morning?
 

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Moses Gate has always been Moses Gate. Farnworth is another station barely a mile to the SE, which has always been called Farnworth.
Moses Gate opened under that name in 1838, was renamed Farnworth between 1845 and 1847, then the original name was restored. What we now know as Farnworth opened in 1845 as Halshaw Moor, became Halshaw Moor & Farnworth in 1852, then Farnworth & Halshaw Moor in 1870. I don't have a date when it just became Farnworth.
 

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Just popped into my head that it was originally Stobcross. Should it count as a "renaming" if a station reopens some time (in this case, 20 years) later with a different name as opposed to being 'A' on a Sunday night and 'B' on Monday morning?
Well my reasoning was the Finnieston was the name it re-opened under and that same re-opened station became Exhibition Centre. Stobcross was it's predecessor, but for the same reason I consider Camelon to be no longer valid, I consider it invalid. If that all makes sense! ;)
 

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The signage at Pokesdown (and the PIS IIRC) now has it as "Pokesdown for Boscombe", but National Rail still has just plain "Pokesdown".

Sad the the name change a couple of years ago probably sounded the death-knell for any hope of reopening the former Boscombe station - I believe planning permission for flats on the old coal yard site was granted earlier this year...
 

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Fair enough, I assumed that it was the same layout on re-opening, unlike the Balloch Central/Balloch alteration and re-opening of Glasgow suburban stations with the Argyle line re-opening in 1979.

I did intend for the list to refer only to stations which remained unchanged but changed name.
Two other slightly odd ones are St Albans and Lincoln.

It seems both are now just plain “St Albans” and “Lincoln”, yet can be seen as “St Albans City” and “Lincoln Central” rather widely including on railway information systems and signage.

Of course locally St Albans tends to be simply referred to as “city station”, however there’s certainly scope for a little confusion for those who are not local. In that sense “St Albans Central” might be more appropriate for the Midland station, albeit its location isn’t quite in the heart of the city.
 

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Two other slightly odd ones are St Albans and Lincoln.

It seems both are now just plain “St Albans” and “Lincoln”, yet can be seen as “St Albans City” and “Lincoln Central” rather widely including on railway information systems and signage.

Of course locally St Albans tends to be simply referred to as “city station”, however there’s certainly scope for a little confusion for those who are not local. In that sense “St Albans Central” might be more appropriate for the Midland station, albeit its location isn’t quite in the heart of the city.
Sorry if teaching grandmother to suck eggs....

Lincoln used to have 2 stations, central (Existing station) and St Marks. St Marks closed 1985 after BR constructed a chord to allow trains from Newark to reach Central.
The line through St Marks crossed High Street as a level crossing just a few yards from the one at Central.
St Marks is now a shopping centre
No Marks and Spencer tho :)
 

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Ruislip & Ickenham > West Ruislip (for Ickenham) > West Ruilsip
Amersham > Amersham & Chesham Bois > Amersham
Chalfont Road > Chalfont & Latimer
Chorley Wood > Chorley Wood & Chenies > Chorley Wood > Chorleywood
 

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Exeter Central was Exeter Queen Street until 1933. Barmouth Junction became Morfa Mawddach in 1960

In South Wales, Ton Pentre was originally named Ystrad Rhondda. It was renamed when a new station actually in Ystrad village itself opened in 1986

Abercynon became Abercynon South after the opening of Abercynon North on the Aberdare Line. It reverted to Abercynon when the junction was moved back to the station and Abercynon North closed

Pontypridd opened in 1840 as Newbridge Junction, as Newbridge was the original name of the town. It was renamed Pontypridd in 1866, and later Pontypridd Central in deference to the nearby Pontypridd Graig and Tram Road stations

Llandaf was named Llandaff until 1980, when they changed it into the Welsh name for some reason

Pengam was originally named Pengam (Glam), to reference the fact that it was in Glamorgan, in deference to Pengam (Mon) on the Brecon and Merthyr Railway which was in Monmouthshire

Aber was originally named Aber Junction Halt. There isn't a place called Aber per se - the junction name was a reference to the village of Abertridwr on what became the Senghenydd branch

Pontypool and New Inn was originally Pontypool Road. It was renamed Pontypool in 1972 after the other Pontypool stations closed, and New Inn was added in 1994

A few have effectively been renamed upon reopening, or been very close to the site of stations with different names:

Ebbw Vale Parkway (originally Victoria)
Rhoose Cardiff Intl Airport (originally just Rhoose)
Ynyswen (originally Tylacoch, although a short distance from the original halt)
Maesteg (originally Maesteg Castle Street, though again a slightly different site)
Cathays (originally Cathays Woodville Road)
Garth (originally Troedyrhiw Garth)
 
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