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Discussion: St. Paul St

in: Cristina; Cristina > 2018-08-03

Aug 3, 2018 6:16 PM # 
levitin:
But aren't both stops *at* St. Paul St, where St. Paul St intersects the major road down which the trolley is travelling? And it is the same St. Paul St, right, just different ends of the street?
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Aug 3, 2018 6:35 PM # 
jjcote:
The Green and Orange lines both have stops called Haymarket and North Station. (Though that's a little different.)
Aug 3, 2018 7:21 PM # 
chitownclark:
In Chicago, we have FIVE L train stations named 'Western:'
- Two on the BLUE line: once coming in from O'Hare, and then after it loops through downtown, another 'Western' on the same line as it heads west to Oak Park.
- On the BROWN line as it zig-zags through to the North Side from the Loop
- On the PINK line as it heads west to Berwyn from the Loop
- On the ORANGE line as it connects downtown with Midway Airport

As they say, Chicago is 'a city of neighborhoods.' In days past, you pretty much stayed in your own [segregated] neighborhood, And would never have reason to visit any of the other four 'Western' stations. So no confusion!
Aug 4, 2018 12:03 AM # 
Cristina:
Yes, both stops are at an intersection with the same St. Paul St, but not exactly close enough to be considered the same stop (over a half mile between Comm Ave. and Beacon there!) I can imagine it causes confusion. You can't say, "take the Green line to St. Paul St., we'll be on the xyz corner". I feel like stop names on public transit should be unique in any given system and I refuse to lower my standards!
Aug 4, 2018 4:31 AM # 
blairtrewin:
Went through two identically-named villages within 50km of each other in Sweden the other day, and thought that must create some issues for the postal service (among others).
Aug 4, 2018 4:46 AM # 
tnipen:
And don't forget Vancouver, BC and Vancouver, WA.
Aug 9, 2018 8:01 PM # 
kido:
Or Pfäffikon ZH and Pfäffikon SZ - was tripped up by that one when visiting Vanessa! They're only 25km apart!
Aug 10, 2018 2:14 AM # 
jjcote:
I got tripped up on the first day of my orienteering trip to Europe in 1991 when I got off at the Basel train station and I was in the wrong country.

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