Why is it called Marden (Kent)?

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  1. djdanny77

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    I've just moved to Kent and noticed this on the ticket but wasn't sure why?

    Is there another Marden that it could be confused with?
     
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  3. Colin1501

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    There is one in Herefordshire, but I'm pretty certain it doesn't have a railway station.
     
  4. Surreytraveller

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    Maybe to avoid confusion with Morden, or Morden South
     
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    back in APTIS days Chelmsford was called Chelmsford (Essex) presumably avoid confusion with Cheltenham, or even Chelsfield
     
  6. paul1609

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    Think its to avoid confusion with Marsden (Yorks), Rye is called Rye (Sussex) to avoid confusion with Ryde (IOW), Peckham Rye and Rye House
     
  7. Ianno87

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    Also possible confusion with Marsden (West Yorkshire) - which is on tickets as Marsden (Yorks)
     
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    There is a Marden in Wiltshire very close to Patney and Chirton station that was on the Berks and Hants. A henge has also recently been discovered at Marden and is the largest Neolithic henge discovered so far in the UK.
     
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    There is no station there
     
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    Many years ago I knew another railway enthusiast who lived in Marden,Herefordshire
     
  11. MatthewRead

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    Don't forget Marden Park in Surrey now known as Woldingham.
     
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    On a related issue, is University (Birmingham) so named to avoid confusion with the one in Coleraine? I wouldn't have thought NIR stations would be considered, but I can't think of any other University station on the GB network
     
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    Through tickets can be issued to NIR, so yes, probably is. Same as Bangor
     
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    Or just to be clear as to which University it serves.
    On a similar note, apparently Neilston appears on the boards at Glasgow Central as <Neilston> to distinguish it from Newton. The trains have similar intermediate stops. They could, of course, put up Newton Lanark to match the tickets...
     
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    Shipley Yorks was thought to have been added as such to prevent over-writing on tickets issued to Shirley, which was also suffixed (West Midlands).
     
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    Out of interest, what is the alternative to Atherton (Manchester). Atherstone ?
     
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    James Cook University Hospital
     
  18. Ianno87

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    Possibly also Allerton, before it became Liverpool South Parkway?

    Isn't the station simply 'James Cook'?
     
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    Fair enough. Although they both seem fairly different to me !
     
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    There's also a University station on the T&W Metro South Hylton extension, the part of the system owned by Network Rail.
     
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    Preston is always "Preston, Lancs" presumably to distinguish it from Preston Park, Prestonpans and Long Preston.
     
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    Newton (Lanark) might cause some confusion for passengers travelling to Lanark itself.
     
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    I'd always assumed it was to avoid clashing with Shepley, though a Yorks suffix wouldn't really help much in that case!
     
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    I had a feeling that was due to a problem in the system, considering the characters that surround it seem like they've been accidentally included from the code running behind the scenes, but it being a deliberate choice to avoid confusion is something I have to say I hadn't thought of before.
     
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    To a partially-sighted person, Newton / Neilston would be hard to distinguish, I'd imagine.
     
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    Or Preston, a part of Paignton in Torbay, Devon, and once the site of 'Preston Platform', a GWR halt provided in 1911, but closed only three years later, never to be reopened.
     
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    Then people would think it was going to Lanark via Newton.
     
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    That was my first thought as well but the “official” answer from the ScotRail Twitter feed was to distinguish it from Newton

    Edit - found it- https://twitter.com/scotrail/status/1148124849811927040?s=21
     
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    Back when I lived there, tickets to/from Hinckley all said "Hinckley (Leics)" which seemed puzzling as I couldn't find any other place in the country with the same name!
     
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    Hinchley Wood (Surrey)?
     

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