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May
2014
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Railway station map quiz

Our last few railway station quizzes proved very popular, so as many of you may be jumping on trains to head away for the Bank Holiday weekend, or head home from your half term trips, we thought we’d run another. We’re making 10,000 changes a day to our database holding the vast master map of Great Britain and changes to the rail network and railway stations themselves form a part of that.

We’ve found out a few facts about our railway network too, did you know:

  • The longest railway tunnel in Britain (other than the Channel Tunnel) is the Severn Tunnel which links England and Wales and is 4.5 miles long. And it’s also the lowest point on the network, at 144 feet below sea level.
  • The longest station name in Britain is Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch – on the Isle of Anglesey if you want to pay it a visit.
  • Clapham Junction (south London) is the busiest station in Britain.

So, how many railway stations do you think you would recognise 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.

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12 Responses

  1. Rob

    Well done to Bruce Murray on answering number 8 – Exeter St Davids.

    And to @jono2809 on identifying number 5 – Weymouth Harbour

  2. Rob

    We have 7 out of 8 so far. Only number 3 remaining.

    Well done to everyone who has answered correctly through the blog and Twitter. The correct answers are:

    1. Aberdeen
    2. Nottingham
    3.
    4. Swansea
    5. Weymouth
    6. Inverness
    7. Leeds
    8. Exeter

  3. James

    Is the longest continuous tunnel on the Northern line on the Lonon Underground? The longest section underground runs from East Finchley to Morden (via Bank), a total of 17.3 miles.

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