Talk:Ongar railway station

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Ongar and North Weald[edit]

One of my basic concerns with this article is that it is not closed but seems to read as if it still is. The same goes for North Weald (and may at some point apply to Blake Hall). Simply south (talk) 15:42, 19 March 2008 (UTC)

Probably not Blake Hall, the station building is now a private residence. Sunil060902 (talk) 03:32, 22 March 2008 (UTC)
Yep Blake Hall was turned into a house years ago, there will never be a station their.(Spymo (talk) 23:23, 16 May 2008 (UTC))

Ongar Station Scorpions[edit]

The article claims that this was some joke by the "Station Foremen", this is rubbish. It was a joke played by the BBC, and the BBC alone. In fact the BBC brought the bloody scorpions with them and took them away after filming. The programme was called 'Scorpions' and was presented by David Attenborough. Want any REAL info on the Ongar line, then please contact me. (Spymo (talk) 23:20, 16 May 2008 (UTC))

I'm afraid you're misinformed. For obvious reasons I can't name the station foreman. Attenborough was apparently appalled by the hoax. If you wish to discuss this further please contact me--AsparagusTips (talk) 18:25, 5 October 2008 (UTC)

To be fair it was a bit of both . . . someone’s pet scorpion escaped (from Bansons Way I think) and ended up on station property - long story short BBC got wind of this and decided that a rare breed of scorpion lived at the end of the track, by the buffers. They brought down to Ongar the scorpions seen on the programme. I have no doubt that Attenborough was p***ed, in fact I believe in the 1980s there was a bit of a stink over other nature programmes he did that turned out parts where staged. – So yes, the then station foreman (who shall remain nameless!) did stir it up, but the BBC weren’t blameless in it.(94.192.68.43 (talk) 23:52, 27 October 2008 (UTC))

Closed - Former[edit]

I've changed the "closed" to "former" to imply that while the station is no longer on the underground it is in some sense still there (whether the new people run trains or not). Does this work for you? Britmax (talk) 07:47, 12 September 2008 (UTC)


Easternmost station?[edit]

Ongar sanddrag lies 14.39 degrees East, whereas Upminster platforms end at 15.30 E —Preceding unsigned comment added by AsparagusTips (talkcontribs) 18:27, 5 October 2008

Note Easternmost station from The Central Line, Upminster is a District Line station. Farthest from London is along the track, not as the crow flies.Dirk P Broer (talk) 10:18, 22 May 2011 (UTC)
Also, at the same latitudes, 14.39 degrees East is 51°42′32″N 14°23′24″E / 51.7088889°N 14.39°E / 51.7088889; 14.39 somewhere near Cottbus, Germany; 15.30 degrees East is 51°33′32″N 15°18′00″E / 51.559°N 15.30°E / 51.559; 15.30, somewhat to the south of Żagań, Poland. Assume that you mean 14.39 and 15.30 minutes. --Redrose64 (talk) 12:11, 23 May 2011 (UTC)