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Robert Fontenot

Beatles Fans Ending up at Wrong Abbey Road

By October 11, 2012

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The "zebra" crossing just outside Abbey Road Studios in London's St. John's Wood neighborhood is an iconic landmark and a popular tourist destination, thanks to the cover of the Beatles' Abbey Road album. But an increasing number of visitors looking to take pictures of themselves using the crossing are finding themselves ten miles away on the other side of London. Seems the Docklands Light Railway system built a new station outside of Stratford Langthorne Abbey in Newham, and named it Abbey Road Station in honor of the church. Residents, tired of redirecting tourists, are pleading with the railway for a name change. However, Transport for London, which manages the system, is not amused: a spokesperson responded to the pleas by calling the station "a reminder that when visiting one of the world's largest and varied cities, nothing beats some in-depth research."

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October 12, 2012 at 2:50 am
(1) Anna Frawley says:

They paid the price for being stupid. London is huge, but has an excellent map system and it’s very easy to find the right place.

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