Saw something odd on the DLR today as the train approached Abbey road. The On train indicator was saying "Next stop Abbey Gates".
Now this is an odd error (if it is such) and what with the perennial problem of tourists traveling there for the Beatles crossing, it got me wondering if a name change was being considered. Not sure about Abbey Gates though, I had always thought Abbey Mills would be appropriate.
DLR stock is able to display certain phantom stations such as "Thames Wharf" and "Bow Creek" as they were written into the DVA to cater for potential future use. Not sure about Abbey Gates but it could be a previous name for Abbey Road which was written into the DVA.
Post by theblackferret on Apr 26, 2016 21:44:59 GMT
There were certainly enough examples historically-like Strand fired into the tiling at Aldwych, as its' originally-intended name-where they changed their minds about the nomenclature before trains started calling there, so not totally impossible it was originally intended to be Abbey Gates.
And then possibly someone realised any trace of the said gates was long eradicated, and possibly a someone to whom the Beatles didn't come into their thoughts when they realised the station is actually in Abbey Road, so not unreasonably thought Abbey Road was a better idea.
And if you call me brother now,forgive me if I enquire, just according to whose plan?-Leonard Cohen Story Of Isaac We don't want to save the world, we want to kill the human race-The Meteors Teenagers From Outer Space
There were certainly enough examples historically-like Strand fired into the tiling at Aldwych, as its' originally-intended name-where they changed their minds about the nomenclature before trains started calling there, .
It was renamed in 1915, eight years after the branch opened, when the original name was adopted by the former Charing Cross station on the Hampstead Line (CCEHR),whose own name had been transferred to the new interchange with the District's station of that name.