It’s that time of year when people are thinking about how to spend half term, or what do with themselves for the Diamond Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend. For many of us, whether we’re planning a staycation in Great Britain or heading to airports and ferry terminals for a trip abroad, we may be using the rail network to get about. Changes to train stations and the rail network form a part of the 5,000 changes a day Ordnance Survey capture as we maintain the master map of Great Britain.
We have some beautiful buildings housing train stations across the country, such as Bristol Temple Meads. It opened on 31 August 1840 and the whole railway including Temple Meads was the first one designed by the British engineer, Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Brunel’s terminus is no longer part of the working station and its historical significance has been noted with most of the site Grade 1 listed.
Of course, not all of us are lucky enough to have such a beautiful or historic station. And even if we were, would we recognise it on a map? There are eight extracts of OS MasterMap below showing train stations across Great Britain. We’ve stripped off all the road names and labels to make you work that bit harder. Post your answers on the blog and we’ll let you know the answers later.