Robert Hampton

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11th November 2009

Posted by at 8.00pm | 2 responses | Trains

I like the National Rail site. As well as the regular stuff about timetables and fares, there’s a glorious hodgepodge of miscellaneous trivia about the rail network.

Now they’ve gone even better, with Stations Made Easy. It’s an amazing site which contains maps and plans of railway stations. Not just major stations, mind you, but seemingly EVERY station on the network (although Stanlow and Thornton station, located within the Shell oil refinery near Ellesmere Port, is missing).

Even better, hover your mouse over each part of the plan and you get photos and information of every section.

Moorfields Station plan

It’s like Google Earth for trainspotters and a fantastic resource for anyone visiting a station for the first time, or even just the terminally curious. Some stations are not particularly photogenic, however.

My favourite one so far is Edale, where there’s a dusting of snow on the platforms.

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2 Responses
  1. Comment by Scott
    11th November 2009 at 10:46 pm

    But Stanlow & Thornton, which I do want to know about, Hampo. Stanlow & Thornton!

  2. Comment by Robert
    13th November 2009 at 8:56 am

    Clearly the National Rail survey bod was discouraged by the ring of steel around the refinery. Maybe you could donate your photos to them after you visit there. 🙂

    There’s another, more unexpected omission: Ormskirk!