Almost uniquely humourless
- Jul 9, 2012
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Are they still saying "station stop"? Although I loathe that particular tautological combination, I am still vaguely nostalgic for the recorded announcements on Grand Central. The "station stop"  before ours on the run up  from London was Brighouse, and I have never heard that place name enunciated with quite such care and precision as on the Grand Central service. GC was a rare gem among the dreck of the privatised rail companies (with all due respect to my esteemed fellow board members who work for them), until they were bought out by Arriva, at which point they were pulled back down into the crab bucket.Train station seems a very minor complaint & hardly an abomination. It's a station for trains after all..
 I have a lot of time for railway tradition, but I refuse to accept that I should say "down" as though London is the centre of the universe.