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Post by tubeguru » 18 Dec 2012, 18:04

Iain wrote:5) Leicester Square
Indeed.
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Post by Iain » 18 Dec 2012, 18:17

I'm using the same NR website - are they using unofficial names? I got the Heathrow 1,2,3 name off there too

I can't recall seeing any distance signs on the underground, are they more for drivers than your average punter or am I just unobservant?
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Iain wrote:I'm using the same NR website - are they using unofficial names? I got the Heathrow 1,2,3 name off there too
The "Longest station name" has nothing to do with an airport.
Iain wrote:I can't recall seeing any distance signs on the underground, are they more for drivers than your average punter or am I just unobservant?
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Post by Iain » 18 Dec 2012, 18:54

I've got a feeling the Baker Street signage on some of the archways mentions Aylesbury, would it be that for the furthest distance?

edit: just checked - they don't, or not where I thougt at least
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Post by barrykas » 18 Dec 2012, 18:56

Iain wrote: I can't recall seeing any distance signs on the underground, are they more for drivers than your average punter or am I just unobservant?
Distances on LU are measured in kilometres from the sand drag at Ongar, and the signs generally appear every 200 metres. Black text on a white background.

I'd link to an example, but I can't find a photo containing one with a quick bit of Googling.
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barrykas wrote:
Iain wrote: I can't recall seeing any distance signs on the underground, are they more for drivers than your average punter or am I just unobservant?
Distances on LU are measured in kilometres from the sand drag at Ongar, and the signs generally appear every 200 metres. Black text on a white background.

I'd link to an example, but I can't find a photo containing one with a quick bit of Googling.
It's further from London than Aylesbury.
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Post by tangy » 18 Dec 2012, 22:10

Three I can think of off the top of my head (before I resort to my source material)

2. Ely has three platforms.
7. IBM (International Business Machines)
9. Hope (There is one on the Hope Valley line, another on the Borderlands line and can't place the third one but I know there is)
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Post by Garion » 18 Dec 2012, 23:27

1) Rhoose Cardiff International Airport
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Post by Iain » 18 Dec 2012, 23:34

Tried that already, it's not apparently :(
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Post by tubeguru » 19 Dec 2012, 10:06

garion24wales wrote:1) Rhoose Cardiff International Airport
That's the second-longest. Unless we have a massive argument about the longest.
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Post by tubeguru » 19 Dec 2012, 10:07

tangy wrote:Three I can think of off the top of my head (before I resort to my source material)

2. Ely has three platforms.
7. IBM (International Business Machines)
9. Hope (There is one on the Hope Valley line, another on the Borderlands line and can't place the third one but I know there is)
2 - that's one of them.
7 - correct.
9 - Incorrect, unless there are TWO lots of three stations with the same name.
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Post by greatkingrat » 19 Dec 2012, 10:52

Maybe Tangy is thinking of Stanford-le-Hope?
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Post by tubeguru » 19 Dec 2012, 11:10

Maybe he is. I'll clarify what I'm looking for. The station name in each case is one word. It is the same word for all three stations.
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Post by jamesthegill » 19 Dec 2012, 16:13

tubeguru wrote:Maybe he is. I'll clarify what I'm looking for. The station name in each case is one word. It is the same word for all three stations.
Is it Newport?
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Post by tubeguru » 19 Dec 2012, 16:59

jamesthegill wrote:
tubeguru wrote:Maybe he is. I'll clarify what I'm looking for. The station name in each case is one word. It is the same word for all three stations.
Is it Newport?
No, as Newport, IOW closed in 1966. Nice try though.
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