Trivia: ”Single station” towns with station name suffixes

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Following on from a similar discussion.

I’ll start with a well-known example. Rotherham Central, which has remained as ”Central” despite Masborough having been closed.
 
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I’ll start with a well-known example. Rotherham Central, which has remained as ”Central” despite Masborough having been closed.
Rotherham Parkgate has opened since though, although it's debatable whether it's it counts, being on the railway network but served only by trams.

Northampton Castle, is a recent renaming to complicate matters for no reason.

"Hull Paragon" is sometimes but not always used akin to Lincoln Central.
Do Bletchley and Wolverton not serve the town of Milton Keynes also? Unless I am misunderstanding the question.
Milton Keynes isn't really a town, it's a collection of towns, akin to Stoke-on-Trent.
 

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Rotherham Parkgate has opened since though, although it's debatable whether it's it counts, being on the railway network but served only by trams.

"Hull Paragon" is sometimes but not always used akin to Lincoln Central.

I think Parkgate is just technically Parkgate. The argument is probably whether the suburb of Parkgate, which it technically serves should be considered part of Rotherham or Rawmarsh. Personally I'd go with the latter.

I think Hull Paragon could get a pass as there's Hull Paragon Interchange in TRUST, and even Hull is technically Hull (PG). Now, the fact that Hull is technically just a river hopefully won't muddy the waters :lol::lol:
 
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also Leamington Spa, Cheltenham Spa and Droitwich Spa. Other spa towns such as Buxton, Harrogate and Tunbridge Wells have never had the suffix.
Doesn't Leamington Spa (town) like to call itself Royal Leamington Spa?
Like Royal Tunbridge Wells.
 
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Milton Keynes isn't really a town, it's a collection of towns, akin to Stoke-on-Trent.

Sort of. It subsumed them rather than them being a collection that grew more organically and so merged a la Stoke.

In any case, every city is like that. London was made up of villages which merged over time.

Milton Keynes Central is, slightly oddly, in the area which is officially called "Central Milton Keynes".
 

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Rotherham Parkgate has opened since though, although it's debatable whether it's it counts, being on the railway network but served only by trams.

Northampton Castle, is a recent renaming to complicate matters for no reason.

"Hull Paragon" is sometimes but not always used akin to Lincoln Central.

Milton Keynes isn't really a town, it's a collection of towns, akin to Stoke-on-Trent.
As a resident of the town, and former denizen of the Parcels Office, I can state that Northampton station has not used the Castle suffix in any shape or form since around 1967. However, what's left of the sidings immediately north of the station is known, operationally, as Castle Yard. Anybody using "Northampton Castle" is doing so unofficially.
 

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Rotherham Parkgate has opened since though, although it's debatable whether it's it counts, being on the railway network but served only by trams.

Northampton Castle, is a recent renaming to complicate matters for no reason.

"Hull Paragon" is sometimes but not always used akin to Lincoln Central.

Milton Keynes isn't really a town, it's a collection of towns, akin to Stoke-on-Trent.

Northampton IS NOT called Northampton Castle anywhere on the station or announcements.

Hull paragon is not called that on any announcements just for the interchange for the buses.

Milton Keynes is a town.
 

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Nottingham Midland is still used from time to time though I don't think in any official context?
 

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Northampton IS NOT called Northampton Castle anywhere on the station or announcements.
Hull paragon is not called that on any announcements just for the interchange for the buses.
Milton Keynes is a town.
I remember a few years ago it was said to getting renamed to Castle, apparently that was cancelled, sorry about that.
If Milton Keynes is a town, what is Bletchley if not a town?
 

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