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Two Bethnal Greens

Post by GuyBarry » 21 Jun 2015, 10:48

It occurs to me that TfL is now responsible for two completely separate stations called Bethnal Green - the Underground and Overground stations. They're not within easy walking distance of each other. Shouldn't one of them be renamed, as happened with Shepherd's Bush?
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Post by Iain » 21 Jun 2015, 14:54

Not within easy walking distance? They're less than half a mile apart!
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Re: Two Bethnal Greens

Post by GuyBarry » 21 Jun 2015, 16:23

Well OK, but they're not like the two Hammersmiths or the two Paddingtons, or even the two Edgware Roads. Anyone looking at the map and believing that there was an interchange there would be somewhat disappointed.
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Post by DrainBrain » 22 Jun 2015, 16:39

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Post by The Orange One » 22 Jun 2015, 17:50

It used to be called Bethnal Green Junction, so call it that again. Simples.
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Post by greatkingrat » 22 Jun 2015, 18:09

That implies it serves more than one route, which it hasn't since the Shenfield platforms closed 70 years ago.

It should be called Weavers Fields, which would keep up the tradition of having station names that make the area sound much greener than it actually is (as per Cambridge Heath, London Fields, Hackney Downs etc).
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Post by The Orange One » 25 Jun 2015, 17:08

greatkingrat wrote:That implies it serves more than one route, which it hasn't since the Shenfield platforms closed 70 years ago.
There's precedent for this with Dalston Junction, which is still called that despite the fact it hasn't served more than one route since it closed back in 1986.
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Re: Two Bethnal Greens

Post by Iain » 26 Jun 2015, 08:40

Interesting - what was the other route through it?
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Re: Two Bethnal Greens

Post by greatkingrat » 26 Jun 2015, 09:12

There used to be a curve allowing trains from Broad Street to head east on the NLL towards Stratford as well as west.
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Post by Iain » 26 Jun 2015, 09:18

Wonderful - thanks :)
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Post by tangy » 28 Jun 2015, 10:27

Of which when the ELL was re-built through Dalston Junction there is passive provision for Dalston east curve to be re-instated at a later date. If you stand on the southbound through platform at the north end you will see a bit of dead end tunnel...
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