Trivia: Stations with the same name in other countries

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I think White City on the Central Line has a number of namesake towns and cities in the Slavonic world. I haven't checked whether they all have railway stations, but Belgrade/Beograd (Serbia) and Belgorod (Russia) definitely do.

And at 3:57 in this video there's evidence of a Steinhäusle, which I think is a diminutive of Stonehouse, somewhere in the Germanic world; some investigation suggests that it might be Bad Herrenalb Steinhäusle on the Karlsruhe tram-train system.
 

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If I remember correctly, the -le suffix is a south German regional diminutive: Häusle is ‘little house’. There is a ditty about the Schwäbisch (Swabian) mentality: Sparen, sparen, Häusle bauen (Save, save, and build your little house).
 

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Even more trivia - I have managed at different points in the past to travel to both in a BR Mark 2 carriage...
Christchurch, UK and NZ, Tasmanian railways which ceased passenger services in 1978 had Launceston and Devonport, they also have a Derwent Valley railway
 

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... Tasmanian railways which ceased passenger services in 1978 had Launceston and Devonport, they also have a Derwent Valley railway

Also on the island's rail system, now or in the past (I have a decidedly soft spot for Tasmania and its railways): Brighton, Guildford, Melrose, Sheffield, Stanley; and (cheating a little bit) Ulverstone and Bridgewater (both with e's); Apsley; and Queenstown (the old name of Cobh in Ireland).
 
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Not sure if anyone has mentioned Sutton in Dublin

Also surely there must be somewhere like Hessle in Germany? :D
 

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Also surely there must be somewhere like Hessle in Germany? :D

Well, there has been Hesel (Land Niedersachsen) -- said community, in the very far north-western corner of Germany -- on a light railway abandoned some fifty years ago (some of my Tasmanian places a few posts back, also on long-closed lines) :s ...
 

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I did once stop overnight at Herne (town in Germany). It did seem a good idea to stay there.

Also stayed at Pontassieve (near Firenze), translated as Pontefract on the internet, but that could have been someone having a joke.
 

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Some years ago I was in northern Italy travelling from Bolzano to Merano and I remember that the train stopped a place called Settequerce which translates as 'Sevenoaks'.
 

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Longfield = Langenfeld (Rheinland). A small station on lines S6 and S68 of the Rhein-Ruhr S-Bahn.
 

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Sadly disused but this is Stockport, Australia
 

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If we're doing translations and names that don't fit entirely:
St Petersburg translates as Peterborough. It has a metro station called sennaya ploshchad, or Haymarket.

There's a University station on the Moscow metro.
 

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New England is your friend for this.


I can see:

Andover
Reading
Gloucester
Beverly
Belmont
Lincoln
Shirley
Mansfield
Newmarket
Braintree
Bridgewater
Halifax
Kingston
Plymouth
Ipswich

And several that don't quite work:

Bradford
Wakefield
Winchester Center
Waverley
North Leominster
Worcester
Islington
Windsor Gardens
Norwood Central
Boston South Station
East Weymouth
and continuing on the New England theme, Amtrak's 'Downeaster' has stops at Durham, Exeter and Dover in New Hampshire. The 'Vermonter' train (suspended during the pandemic) stops at Northampton, Massachusetts.

In the Boston area, Malden (Commuter rail and subway) is near enough to New Malden...
 
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There is a station at Runcorn (Brisbane QLD) & one at Birkdale (Brisbane QLD) too. I went to Birkdale recently to get fish and chips in the Britsh style fish and chip shop there!!
 

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In Dutch, the suffix -gem corresponds with the English -ham and both derive from the Saxon for village. Therefore Waregem in Belgium is roughly the same as Wareham. I would be surprised if the first part of their place names have similar etymology though.

Edit: the English town’s first part comes from ‘weir’ and the Belgian’s from the Waro tribe.
 

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You can find a Montrose and an Argyle (Argyle St) on the Chicago L system
 
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Several members have given examples in eastern Australia, plus there's a good selection in Western and South Australia:-

Perth, W.A.
Armadale
Ashfield
Bayswater
Beckenham (but not a Junction)
Carlisle
Guildford
Perth
Queens Park
Seaforth (but without Litherland)
Stirling
Warwick
Welshpool
Woodbridge

Adelaide, S.A.
Brighton
Cheltenham (but not a Spa)
Croydon (non-geographic, although this station is east of nearby West Croydon)
Grange (plain vanilla, neither Park nor Over Sands)
Hove
Islington (without Highbury)
Kilburn (but not the High Road)
Largs
Mile End
Mitcham (but neither Junction nor Eastfields)
Salisbury
Seaford
West Croydon

Some years ago there were also suburban stations - now obliterated - at Bridgewater (with an "e") and Clapham.
In regional South Australia there are stations still standing, but no-longer served by passenger trains at Aldgate, Keith, Peterborough and Stockport (already mentioned in Post #78).
 
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If I remember correctly, the -le suffix is a south German regional diminutive: Häusle is ‘little house’. There is a ditty about the Schwäbisch (Swabian) mentality: Sparen, sparen, Häusle bauen (Save, save, and build your little house).

Städtle in the eponymous Elvis song "Wooden Heart" (Muss I Denn)

Reading UK and Réding France (Moselle)
 
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Not sure if it has been mentioned =

Otford (Kent) - Otford (NSW)
 

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There is a station at Runcorn (Brisbane QLD) & one at Birkdale (Brisbane QLD) too. I went to Birkdale recently to get fish and chips in the Britsh style fish and chip shop there!!
Branching off a bit, but very near to that Runcorn station there's a Penarth Street, and a bit further away a Miles Platting Road :E
 

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