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Ugliest railway stations in the UK

Discussion in 'transport' started by editor, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    May I start with this ugly, cheap slab of nasty plastic roofing and concrete? And it's a terminus for fuck's sake.

  2. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    Birmingham New Street has no peer in this category.
  3. Griff

    Griff Hardly posting anymore

    Debden on the Central Line.

    I've seen concentration camps with less razor-wire.
  4. Roadkill

    Roadkill Well-Known Member


    The terminus bit of it is okay but the through platforms badly need the planned refurbishment work...
  5. New Street is pretty grim. :(
  6. Callie

    Callie Pivoting

  7. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

    that is an awful station:D
  8. bluestreak

    bluestreak HomosexualityIsStalin’sAtomBombtoDestroyAmerica

    That went up in 1997 when I was at Epping Forest College. It was because of the sheer amount of students that were vaulting the fences to avoid paying!
  9. quimcunx

    quimcunx Too tall.

    I've never seen it from the outside. Inside feels like a underground warren occuppied by ratpeople.

    I give you Dundee:


    It's only architectural merit being it reflects some trees.
  10. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist my world is fire and blood

    Ketterings is lovely

  11. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

  12. quimcunx

    quimcunx Too tall.

    Your sort is not wanted here, Dot! :mad:

    There is a nice railway station thread elsewhere.
  13. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    Nah, I quite like East Croydon, as modern stations go it's pretty good.
  14. joevsimp

    joevsimp Well-Known Member

  15. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    Not spectacular, tbh. And that pavement is far too narrow!
  16. beesonthewhatnow

    beesonthewhatnow going deaf for a living

    Anyone who says it's anything other than New St clearly hasn't been there.

    It's a shithole with no redeeming feature whatsoever, and from what I can see the plans to renovate it will make fuck all difference as they're just making the concourse a bit nicer, the fundamental problems with the design of the platforms aren't being addressed.
  17. QueenOfGoths

    QueenOfGoths Fuck you Dave!

    All those little stations between Sutton and Wimbledon on the Thameslink are pretty bad however Morden South is the worst. Although you do now have the Mosque which at least is interesting to look at

  18. quimcunx

    quimcunx Too tall.

    I was going to say it looks perfectly nice, but I'm looking at the mosque.
  19. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    It probably looked better without all those ugly bus shelters racked up in front of the station.

    Euston is spectacularly ugly too, especially considering what it once looked like.

  20. pogofish

    pogofish Testicle Hairstyle

    Birmingham New St for me too. :(

    Do you remember Dundee in its pre-improvement 70's glory?

    Grim as fuck IMO. :(

    Corrour Station always struck me as a wee bit bleak:

  21. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    Unmanned suburban stations covered in graffiti and piss don't count, because there's 100's of the fuckers :)

    This thread should be about the shittiness:importance ratio. Which is why New Street wins. Busiest station outside of London and a complete dump compared to any of them (even Euston)
  22. QueenOfGoths

    QueenOfGoths Fuck you Dave!

    Good point - that does discount all the Thameslink ones (and Mitcham Junction) but they are kind of glorified bus shlters to be honest so it is a bit unfair to include them
  23. quimcunx

    quimcunx Too tall.

    I'm not a pre70's model, so not so much. Was it dreadful?
  24. Roadkill

    Roadkill Well-Known Member

    I agree. Euston is soulless and not particularly pleasant to look at, but at least it feels fairly spacious and light, unlike the gloom and diesel fumes of New Street.
  25. mr steev

    mr steev unkempt clacker

    There's not much to see outside, the station is all underneath a shopping centre.

    Changing the platforms is gonna be a disruption and almost impossible considering where they are I would've thought.

    This is what the outsides going to be like apparently (at moment it's not disimilar to that pic of London Bridge, but with taxis instead of buses)

  26. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    Good grief! That's a bit different :D
  27. QueenOfGoths

    QueenOfGoths Fuck you Dave!

    Oxford Station - thought it was going to be a pretty "Railway Children" style place but is horribly plastic inside with hardly anywhere to get a drink

  28. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    Wow! What a loss. I didn't know that other London stations were grand (other than St Pancras, I mean). Was it bombed, do we know? Or did they actually decide to get rid of it?
  29. beesonthewhatnow

    beesonthewhatnow going deaf for a living

    Yeah, the problem is the shopping centre on top of it. To do anything meaningful to the place they need to get rid of it, which won't happen in a million years.
  30. zenie

    zenie >^^<

    Worplesdon - made out of cardboard :(

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