Stations remote from the places they serve

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Stations remote from the places they serve

Post by GuyBarry » 06 Aug 2018, 17:16

I wanted to set this in the "dastardly difficult trivia quiz" thread, but I don't know the answer myself.

Which railway station in the UK is furthest from the town or village after which it is named? Excluded are "Parkway" and "Road" stations - but if a settlement has grown up around the station, separate from the main town or village (e.g. Tring Station), then that's OK.

The best I can find so far is Micheldever Station in Hampshire, about two-and-a-half miles from the village of Micheldever.
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Post by DavidC » 06 Aug 2018, 18:10

Penshurst Station (on the Tonbridge-Redhill line) is in the village of Chiddingstone Causeway and is about 1.9 miles from Penshurst village. I realise that this is a shorter distance than your example, but I just wanted to check whether somewhere like this would count since the nearby settlement has its own distinct name rather than just being an unnamed outlying "suburb".
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Post by GuyBarry » 06 Aug 2018, 18:41

Yes, that'd be fine.
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Post by al » 06 Aug 2018, 19:12

Dinsdale station on the Darlington to Saltburn line is in Middleton St.George but is 3.7 miles by road from Low Dinsdale. It is closer to Over Dinsdale as the crow flies, but the River Tees gets in the way.
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Post by xcooler123 » 07 Aug 2018, 17:22

I do not know if it is the answer to your question but Dent station on the Settle-Carlisle Line is famed for a) being the highest mainline station in England and b) being nowhere near the village of Dent it is meant to serve. In actual fact, it is some 4.8 miles by road from the village to the station and a 400ft climb as well!
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Post by RobbieM » 17 Aug 2018, 19:18

Possibly a silly answer here (unlike me, I know...), but maybe Severn Tunnel Junction could be considered. It's 2.5 miles from the nearest part of the tunnel, and 5.3 miles from the furthest end. As the crow flies (or the fish swims...).
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Re: Stations remote from the places they serve

Post by A Challenge » 18 Aug 2018, 08:34

Tees-Side Airport?
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Re: Stations remote from the places they serve

Post by GuyBarry » 21 Aug 2018, 17:27

Only a mile from the airport (which is no longer called Teesside Airport anyway). Although it's a bit academic since it only gets one train a week...

I think Dent is the winner, unless anyone knows a better one. Severn Tunnel Junction doesn't exactly "serve" the Severn Tunnel - no one lives in the Severn Tunnel or has any reason to visit it!
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Re: Stations remote from the places they serve

Post by A Challenge » 26 Aug 2018, 07:37

GuyBarry wrote:
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Only a mile from the airport (which is no longer called Teesside Airport anyway). Although it's a bit academic since it only gets one train a week...

I think Dent is the winner, unless anyone knows a better one. Severn Tunnel Junction doesn't exactly "serve" the Severn Tunnel - no one lives in the Severn Tunnel or has any reason to visit it!
Severn Tunnel Junction is actually very close to the actual Severn Tunnel Junction, where trains towards Caldicot and Gloucester via Chepstow devige from trains to Bristol and London, and is on the opposite side of the station to the tunnel!
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