Train stations renamed for Halloween


A number of railway stations across the UK were given a Halloween twist on Tuesday.

Govia Thameslink Railway/PA Wire

Southern, Thameslink and Great Northern railways passengers may have noticed up to five renamed train stations on the customer information screens and live departure boards on October 31.

Govia Thameslink Railway renamed Brighton as Frighton, Huntingdon as Hauntingdon and Billingshurst as Chillingshurst, while Winchmore Hill became Witchmore Hill and Crawley became Creepy Crawley.

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The temporary changes were in place all day.

Mark Pavlides, chief customer officer at Govia Thameslink Railway, said: “We know that Halloween is a real hit with families, so we’ve decided to have some seasonal fun by renaming selected stations across the network.

“We’d love people to get involved by sharing pictures if they spot one of our ghoulish tricks when travelling today.”

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Passengers were encouraged to share their pictures online by tagging @southernrailuk, @TLRailUK or @GNRailUK if they spotted any station names with a Halloween twist.

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