Renaming Melbourne stations

 
  stooge spark Train Controller

Since Andrews thinks its such an excellent idea to rename a station thats been known by its name for 160 years, why dont we change other names in the system!
Southern Cross: Docklands cause thats where the station is
Melbourne Central: ITS NOT EVEN MAKES SENSE BECAUSE GLEN IRIS IS THE CENTRE SHOULD BE NAMED LATROBE
Jolimont: East melbourne cause its in that suburb
West Richmond: Hoddle because that is where it is
North Richmond: Victoria street because that is where it si
Collingwood: ABBOTSFORD EVEN THOUGH HE STINKS
Rushall: north fitzroy Because thats where it is
Croxton: North Northcote because its north of northcote
Ruthven: Broadhurst because the road is there
Keon park: Keon BECAUSE THERE IS NO PARK CALLED KEON?!?!
Dennis: CAIN because theres road called that
Darebin: Banyel because it not in darebin
east Richmond: Church streer because the road is there
East camberwell: Booroondara becauseof this park
Chatham: stanley because of the road
Willison: frog hollow beacause of the name
Hartwell: Fordham because of the road
Burwood: Trent because it not in burwood
Alamein: ashburn because of the road
Gardiner: Glen iris
Glen Iris: MELBOURNE CENTRAL BECAUSE ITS THE MIDDLE
Darling: Clynden because of the raod
Jordanville: Grenfell because its a road
Syndal: Coleman because its a road
Hawksburn: Williams because of the road
Toorak: Beatty because ITS NOT IN TOORAK
Huntingdale: Haughton because not huntingdale
Yarraman: Hanna because its a road
Merinda Park: cranbourne North
Kananook: wells because that is a road
Leawara:bloom beacsause thats where it is
moradoo: disney becaue of the street
North brighton: bay because of the street
Middle Brighton: Male because that is near the station
Brighton Beach: Brighton
Willaimstown beach: forester because that is a road
North Williamstown: Ferguson because thats where the road is
Westona: Maidstone because thats the road
Aircraff: avaition because that where it is
MIddle footscaray: Buckley because thats where it is
Tottenham: ashley because thats a road
Ginifer: furlong because thats where it is
Keilor plains: Taylors because that is the road
NEWmarket: Racecourse because Ofthe road
Glenbervie: Napier because of the street
Strathmore: NOT IN STRATHMORE CALLED WOODLAND
Jacana: western ring road because it is not in jacana that is incorrect
Flemington bridge: citylink because of the freeway
Jewel: Union because thats wher it is
Anstey: Florence because thats where it is
Batman: Gafferny because that where the street is named
Merlynston: bain because there is an avenue
Fawkner: HADFIELD IN THE SUBUBR
Gowrie: Sages because of the road
Upfield: barry because of the road

I think these are all good changes and daniel andrews should put them in
(this is a joke)

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  Adogs Chief Train Controller

FWIW, I fully support the renaming of North Melbourne to West Melbourne match the suburb where it's actually located.  Better than e.g. renaming Spencer St to Southern Cross.

I also was pleasantly surprised to read the station names they chose actually match the locations generally!  

Except maybe Anzac, they could have just left it as Domain or if they really wanted to refer to the Shrine of Remembrance, just call the station "Shrine of Remembrance".

BUT - the issue I have, is why did they bother to have the farcical survey in the first place?  a) Asking the public to name things never turns out well, b) just name each station after its location or an obvious landmark and c) clearly they weren't really going to use anything from the poll anyway.
  Nightfire Minister for Railways

Location: Gippsland
stooge spark, what's your obsession to name every station after the road or street that runs by ?

"Melbourne Central" that name sure has to go ! "Latrobe" or "Latrobe Street" Is an ok name.
  stooge spark Train Controller

FWIW, I fully support the renaming of North Melbourne to West Melbourne match the suburb where it's actually located.  Better than e.g. renaming Spencer St to Southern Cross.

I also was pleasantly surprised to read the station names they chose actually match the locations generally!  

Except maybe Anzac, they could have just left it as Domain or if they really wanted to refer to the Shrine of Remembrance, just call the station "Shrine of Remembrance".

BUT - the issue I have, is why did they bother to have the farcical survey in the first place?  a) Asking the public to name things never turns out well, b) just name each station after its location or an obvious landmark and c) clearly they weren't really going to use anything from the poll anyway.
Adogs
While I do disagree with the changing of North Melbournes name, I can definitely see why people are really bothered with the name in regards to its location, I just feel its kind of a waste of time and effort to change something that has been around for a literal century and a half.
I heard they had problems with calling ANZAC "shrine" I heard that the people of the shrine of rememberance are iffy about the name being plastered on stuff, I still reckon Domain was the better name though.
As for the survey it was most likely a PR stunt and meant to get some hype up, there wasn't any other reason for it.
  stooge spark Train Controller

stooge spark, what's your obsession to name every station after the road or street that runs by ?

"Melbourne Central" that name sure has to go ! "Latrobe" or "Latrobe Street" Is an ok name.
Nightfire
Becaus the station goes near the street and it help wit gps do younot understanded?
  Clyde Goodwin2 Chief Train Controller

Since Andrews thinks its such an excellent idea to rename a station thats been known by its name for 160 years, why dont we change other names in the system!
Southern Cross: Docklands cause thats where the station is
Melbourne Central: ITS NOT EVEN MAKES SENSE BECAUSE GLEN IRIS IS THE CENTRE SHOULD BE NAMED LATROBE
Jolimont: East melbourne cause its in that suburb
West Richmond: Hoddle because that is where it is
North Richmond: Victoria street because that is where it si
Collingwood: ABBOTSFORD EVEN THOUGH HE STINKS
Rushall: north fitzroy Because thats where it is
Croxton: North Northcote because its north of northcote
Ruthven: Broadhurst because the road is there
Keon park: Keon BECAUSE THERE IS NO PARK CALLED KEON?!?!
Dennis: CAIN because theres road called that
Darebin: Banyel because it not in darebin
east Richmond: Church streer because the road is there
East camberwell: Booroondara becauseof this park
Chatham: stanley because of the road
Willison: frog hollow beacause of the name
Hartwell: Fordham because of the road
Burwood: Trent because it not in burwood
Alamein: ashburn because of the road
Gardiner: Glen iris
Glen Iris: MELBOURNE CENTRAL BECAUSE ITS THE MIDDLE
Darling: Clynden because of the raod
Jordanville: Grenfell because its a road
Syndal: Coleman because its a road
Hawksburn: Williams because of the road
Toorak: Beatty because ITS NOT IN TOORAK
Huntingdale: Haughton because not huntingdale
Yarraman: Hanna because its a road
Merinda Park: cranbourne North
Kananook: wells because that is a road
Leawara:bloom beacsause thats where it is
moradoo: disney becaue of the street
North brighton: bay because of the street
Middle Brighton: Male because that is near the station
Brighton Beach: Brighton
Willaimstown beach: forester because that is a road
North Williamstown: Ferguson because thats where the road is
Westona: Maidstone because thats the road
Aircraff: avaition because that where it is
MIddle footscaray: Buckley because thats where it is
Tottenham: ashley because thats a road
Ginifer: furlong because thats where it is
Keilor plains: Taylors because that is the road
NEWmarket: Racecourse because Ofthe road
Glenbervie: Napier because of the street
Strathmore: NOT IN STRATHMORE CALLED WOODLAND
Jacana: western ring road because it is not in jacana that is incorrect
Flemington bridge: citylink because of the freeway
Jewel: Union because thats wher it is
Anstey: Florence because thats where it is
Batman: Gafferny because that where the street is named
Merlynston: bain because there is an avenue
Fawkner: HADFIELD IN THE SUBUBR
Gowrie: Sages because of the road
Upfield: barry because of the road

I think these are all good changes and daniel andrews should put them in
(this is a joke)

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Punctuation,Spelling and some spaces would make this giberish into a actual readable post
stooge spark
  Nightfire Minister for Railways

Location: Gippsland
stooge spark, what's your obsession to name every station after the road or street that runs by ?

"Melbourne Central" that name sure has to go ! "Latrobe" or "Latrobe Street" Is an ok name.
Becaus the station goes near the street and it help wit gps do younot understanded?
stooge spark
No I don't understand.

What I understand many of the stations on your list were named for historical reasons (this does not Include Melbourne Central)
As were the Streets and Roads.

Some Roads go past stations on multiple lines, like Springvale Road, Warrigul Road
  Raleigh98 Beginner

No I don't understand.

What I understand many of the stations on your list were named for historical reasons (this does not Include Melbourne Central)
As were the Streets and Roads.

Some Roads go past stations on multiple lines, like Springvale Road, Warrigul Road
Nightfire
It's just a joke honestly he's not really suggesting them.
  Crossover Train Controller

Location: St. Albans Victoria
FWIW, I fully support the renaming of North Melbourne to West Melbourne match the suburb where it's actually located.  Better than e.g. renaming Spencer St to Southern Cross.

I also was pleasantly surprised to read the station names they chose actually match the locations generally!  

Except maybe Anzac, they could have just left it as Domain or if they really wanted to refer to the Shrine of Remembrance, just call the station "Shrine of Remembrance".

BUT - the issue I have, is why did they bother to have the farcical survey in the first place?  a) Asking the public to name things never turns out well, b) just name each station after its location or an obvious landmark and c) clearly they weren't really going to use anything from the poll anyway.
Adogs
I agree regarding Änzac "station ;
I feel "Domain "would have been a better name for this location .
  kapow Junior Train Controller

No I don't understand.

What I understand many of the stations on your list were named for historical reasons (this does not Include Melbourne Central)
As were the Streets and Roads.

Some Roads go past stations on multiple lines, like Springvale Road, Warrigul Road
It's just a joke honestly he's not really suggesting them.
Raleigh98
But surely a joke involves humour which the OP clearly lacked.
  True Believers Chief Commissioner

Remember I was the one that had this idea of changing North Melbourne station and put it in submit. So that means a chance for a tour if I win the draw? Not sure
  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
Renaming from north Melbourne to west Melbourne will cause confusion for years. Stupid.
  Madjikthise Assistant Commissioner

Lilydale: Lillydale          Twisted Evil
  kitchgp Chief Commissioner

Since it's at the "Paris end" of Collins Street, rename Parliament as Gare de l'Est
  kapow Junior Train Controller

Renaming from north Melbourne to west Melbourne will cause confusion for years. Stupid.

freightgate
Hyperbole?
  Gauntlet Chief Commissioner

Location:
Before we pass Stooge Spark's recommendations on to Daniel Andrews perhaps we should consider changing some station names back to previous versions.
There's a thread about it here - https://www.railpage.com.au/f-p1891714.htm#1891714
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
So long as they rename North Melbourne to West Melbourne in the next 12 months, we will have 8 years to get used to the new name before the new North Melbourne station opens. For the record, Southern Cross was renamed 12 years ago. Most people don't get confused by Southern Cross, sure some people are stuck in the past and stilll choose to refer to it as Spencer St, but even they know what Southern Cross station is when they hear it mentioned. They are just stuck in the past.

For the record, I would have preferred they stuck to Spencer St, but I kind of got over it about 10 years ago, as did most of Melbourne. The same will happen with North/ West Melbourne.

As for people being stuck in the past, its just like people who lament the change to the metric system, or the change to decimal currency, they are still out there too, their views are just irrelevant.
  Rossco T Chief Train Controller

Location: Camberwell, Victoria
So long as they rename North Melbourne to West Melbourne in the next 12 months, we will have 8 years to get used to the new name before the new North Melbourne station opens. For the record, Southern Cross was renamed 12 years ago. Most people don't get confused by Southern Cross, sure some people are stuck in the past and stilll choose to refer to it as Spencer St, but even they know what Southern Cross station is when they hear it mentioned. They are just stuck in the past.

For the record, I would have preferred they stuck to Spencer St, but I kind of got over it about 10 years ago, as did most of Melbourne. The same will happen with North/ West Melbourne.

As for people being stuck in the past, its just like people who lament the change to the metric system, or the change to decimal currency, they are still out there too, their views are just irrelevant.
Gman_86
The difference of course with the Southern Cross renaming is that they didn't also assign the old name of Spencer Street to another station.  If someone still chooses to refer the station as Spencer Street it doesn't really matter as there is no other station called that.

The issue with North Melbourne however could be much more serious.  Imagine someone has a heart attack at one of the two stations. I could easily envisage a situation where emergency services get dispatched to the wrong site, due to someone incorrectly referring to the wrong location name.

Out of interest who knows what the football stadium formerly known as Kardinia Park is currently called?

In the last 15 or so years it has had a number of names including:

  • Shell Stadium
  • Baytech Stadium
  • Skilled Stadium
  • Simonds Stadium


I believe it is now known as GMHBA Stadium.

Do all members of the public keep up to date with the latest name incarnation of  -Insert Name Here- Stadium or in the end do people just give up and call it Kardinia Park?

Ross
  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
The real name is still Kardinia Park, what you are referring to is the sponsorship name.
  Obzerva Station Master

Location: #6 / Glen Waverley line
I agree with renaming North Melbourne station, and if they do it in the next year there’s plenty of time for people to get used to it.

Rather than station name changes, I just want a subtle announcement change on the Glen Waverley line, wish they’d replace the “is” with a slight pause from the announcement saying “the next station is Darling”.

Meanwhile there’s a few tram destinations that could do with an update, although 78 did get one a few years ago to make it more accurate.
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
I agree with renaming North Melbourne station, and if they do it in the next year there’s plenty of time for people to get used to it.

Rather than station name changes, I just want a subtle announcement change on the Glen Waverley line, wish they’d replace the “is” with a slight pause from the announcement saying “the next station is Darling”.

Meanwhile there’s a few tram destinations that could do with an update, although 78 did get one a few years ago to make it more accurate.
Obzerva
So many Metro announcements are unnecessarily verbose and less than clear. Do away with 'the' as well

'Next stop Darling' would be clearer.

Assuming that the train is not at Jacana, of course. Lost Siemens trains are an ongoing problem that no-one seems able to fix.
  kitchgp Chief Commissioner

There are still people in Melbourne who couldn’t tell you where Southern Cross is but know where Spencer Street is, and others still call it Spencer Street (we all know where they mean). As has been pointed out here and elsewhere, the confusion is going to be greatly compounded by re-using the North Melbourne name elsewhere.

“I’m talking about the old Spencer Street station.”
vs
“I’m talking about the new North Melbourne station in Arden Street, not the old North Melbourne station in Dryburgh Street that is now called West Melbourne.”

In all the years of using North Melbourne station, the name never created any confusion. I doubt you’ll find any mention of it in RP up until now. The whole of North Melbourne is NW of Melbourne anyway. Carlton is north of Melbourne. The entrance to West Melbourne station is east of the eastern-most entrance to North Melbourne station. The stations are equi-distance from the North Melbourne Town Hall. Change North Melbourne to West Melbourne if you must, but leave North Melbourne as Arden. It’s creating a problem as a solution to a problem that never existed.

PS: In the last paragraph, it might be a bit confusing as to which of the North Melbournes I’m referring to, but you’ll just have to work it out for yourself.
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
'PS: In the last paragraph, it might be a bit confusing as to which of the North Melbournes I’m referring to, but you’ll just have to work it out for yourself.'
You're not Jacinta Allan by any chance are you? Smile
  Obzerva Station Master

Location: #6 / Glen Waverley line
Just wondering, has the timeframe for the name change of North Melbourne to West Melbourne been announced, or it's just still pencilled in for some unknown time in the future.

I assume it won't be this year, as the government won't want to a potential distraction before an election, however minor.
  True Believers Chief Commissioner

Just wondering, has the timeframe for the name change of North Melbourne to West Melbourne been announced, or it's just still pencilled in for some unknown time in the future.

I assume it won't be this year, as the government won't want to a potential distraction before an election, however minor.
Obzerva

It's just still pencilled in for some unknown time in the future.

Some have suggested it may be changed when the Mernda rail line opens in early 2019, since they would have to update the maps.

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