What stations need renaming?

 
Topic moved from Sydney Suburban by dthead on 18 Nov 2017 19:06
  Ethan1395 Station Master

Location: An OSCar H Set
What stations (if any) need renaming in your opinions?

In my opinion the following should be renamed:

  • St James -> Hyde Park
  • Green Square -> Alexandria
  • Macdonaldtown -> Eveleigh
  • Macarthur -> Campbelltown South
  • Cockle Creek -> Boolaroo
  • Hawkesbury River -> Brooklyn

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  Clyde Goodwin2 Chief Train Controller

None require renaming.
  tazzer96 Deputy Commissioner

Hawkesbury river is the only one you have a case for.
  RTT_Rules Dr Beeching

Location: Dubai UAE
If there is no confusion, none.

Brooklyn - Hawksberry River is probably worthy but there were at least big signs at the station saying Brooklyn
  ThyRiverina Station Master

Why do those locations need renaming?
  Valvegear The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Norda Fittazroy
None of the above.
  Newcastle Express Chief Commissioner

It should've been called "Wickham Interchange" or "Wickham-Newcastle".

Hawkesbury River --> Brooklyn

Macquarie University --> Macquarie Shops OR Macquarie Centre

High Street --> South Maitland (maybe)

Wallarrobba --> Brookfield Road

Macdonaldtown --> West Eveleigh

Central --> Haymarket
  GeoffreyHansen Minister for Railways

Location: In a FAM sleeper
It used to surprise me that the Central stations in Brisbane and Melbourne were not their cities main stations.
  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
None of the above.
Valvegear
Agreed, why on earth would you waste hundreds of thousands of $$$ renaming, new signage, reprinting all timetables, relabeling all control equipment, retraining drivers & crews, maintenance crews and train controllers. Money better spent on realistic improvements.
  Newcastle Express Chief Commissioner

None of the above.
Agreed, why on earth would you waste hundreds of thousands of $$$ renaming, etc
Pressman

Because it's the Armchair Operators.
  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
Southern Cross back to Spencer Street.
  Valvegear The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Apropos of this, I have yet to discover what benefits there were in changing Spencer Street to Southern Cross? Does anyone know whether the spin doctors published anything?
  justapassenger Chief Commissioner

Following on from the decision about North Melbourne, they are more likely to rename another station to Spencer Street and keep Southern Cross as it is.
  speedemon08 Mary

Location: I think by now you should have figured it out
Following on from the decision about North Melbourne, they are more likely to rename another station to Spencer Street and keep Southern Cross as it is.
justapassenger
I think Southern Cross is fundamentally different enough to what it used to be to warrant the name change.
  Valvegear The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Norda Fittazroy
I think Southern Cross is fundamentally different enough to what it used to be to warrant the name change.
"speedemon08"
The fact is that it is not fundamentally different. It was and is a railway station - that's what's fundamental about it. Spencer Street Station said, in three words, where it was and what it was. I repeat, what benefit accrued from the name change and its associated expense?
  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
I think Southern Cross is fundamentally different enough to what it used to be to warrant the name change.
The fact is that it is not fundamentally different. It was and is a railway station - that's what's fundamental about it. Spencer Street Station said, in three words, where it was and what it was. I repeat, what benefit accrued from the name change and its associated expense?
Valvegear
Absolutely nothing.
  RTT_Rules Dr Beeching

Location: Dubai UAE
Times change, areas change, if the station's name in the area is outdated, then it too needs to change.

For example
Qld, "Vulture Street", is now "South Bank", which is far more representative of the reason you go to this station.  Most people in Brisbane probably wouldn't know where Vulture Street is, but they all know where South Bank is.

"Fortitude Valley" replacing "Brunswick Street" is also the same.
  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
Times change, areas change, if the station's name in the area is outdated, then it too needs to change.

For example
Qld, "Vulture Street", is now "South Bank", which is far more representative of the reason you go to this station.  Most people in Brisbane probably wouldn't know where Vulture Street is, but they all know where South Bank is.

"Fortitude Valley" replacing "Brunswick Street" is also the same.
RTT_Rules
Difference though is that the station's name still references the location. Southern Cross does absolutely nothing of the sort.
  billybaxter Deputy Commissioner

Location: Bosnia Park, Fairfield
Nowhere needs renaming. Some could be, maybe. Hawkesbury River serves lots of river communities as well, accessible only by boat, not just Brooklyn, so the current name is good.
  n459L1150 Junior Train Controller

Location: Echuca
Times change, areas change, if the station's name in the area is outdated, then it too needs to change.

For example
Qld, "Vulture Street", is now "South Bank", which is far more representative of the reason you go to this station.  Most people in Brisbane probably wouldn't know where Vulture Street is, but they all know where South Bank is.

"Fortitude Valley" replacing "Brunswick Street" is also the same.
Difference though is that the station's name still references the location. Southern Cross does absolutely nothing of the sort.
railblogger
I thought they renamed SSS to SCS because there was a (popular) hotel across the road to make it easier for the tourists, but I have to say, if the hotel is now closed, then they should change the name back to Southern Cross.
  Valvegear The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Norda Fittazroy
thought they renamed SSS to SCS because there was a (popular) hotel across the road to make it easier for the tourists, but I have to say, if the hotel is now closed, then they should change the name back to Southern Cross.
"n459L1150"
Eh? They can't change the name back to Southern Cross; that's what it is now.
  n459L1150 Junior Train Controller

Location: Echuca
i meant back to spencer street
  orb Beginner

We could always call the new Middle Gorge station Spencer Street - after all it's far closer to Spencer St than Southern Cross Station is to the southern cross...

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