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Bilingual station names

Last update 29 May 2017

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Stations introduction | Bilingual names

These lists are taken from the signs displayed at stations where known.  Other sources (timetables, etc.) take second place.  Please note that the exact form of some names has changed over the years.  Where variations are known they are shown here.  All names known are shown here, regardless of whether a station has since been renamed or closed.  Most-used languages are shown first, the remainder are in alphabetical order.  Characters for some languages that do not use the Roman alphabet have a hyperlink to an image, in case the text does not display correctly.

 

Gaelic

English name Gaelic name Gaelic name in timetable if different
Aberdeen Obar Dheathain  
Aberdour Obar Dhobhair  
Achanalt Achan nan Allt  
Achnasheen Achadh na sine (original rendition)  
Achadh na Sìne (later rendition)  
Achnashellach Achadh nan Seileach  
Addiewell Tobar Adaidh  
Airdrie An Ard-Ruigh (original rendition) An t-Àrd-Ruigh
An t-Àrd-Ruigh (later rendition)  
Alexandra Parade Pairèad Alexandra  
Alloa Alamhagh  
Alness Alanais  
Altnabreac Allt nam Breac  
Annan Anainn  
Anniesland Fearann Anna  
Arbroath Obar Bhrothaig  
Ardgay Àird Gaoith  
Ardlui Ard Laoigh (original rendition)  
Àird Laoigh (later rendition)  
Ardrossan Harbour Caladh Àird Rosain  
Ardrossan South Beach Tràigh a Deas Àird Rosain  
Ardrossan Town Baile Àird Rosain  
Argyle Street Sràid Earra-Ghàidheal  
Arisaig Arasaig (original rendition)  
Àrasaig (later rendition)  
Armadale Armadal  
Arrochar & Tarbet An Tairbeart (original rendition)  
An t-Archar & An Tairbeart (later rendition)  
Ashfield Achadh an Uinnsinn  
Attadale Atadal  
Auchinleck Achadh nan Leac  
Aviemore An Aghaidh Mhor  
Ayr Inbhir Air  
Balloch Am Bealach  
Balmossie Baile Mosaidh  
Banavie Banbhaidh  
Barassie Bàrr Fhasaidh  
Bargeddie Bàrr Geadaidh  
Barnhill Cnoc an t-Sabhail  
Barrhead Cnoc a' Bharra  
Barrhill Am Bàrr  
Barry Links Machair Barraidh  
Beasdale Biasdail  
Beauly A' Mhanachainn  
Bishopbriggs Drochaid an Easbaig  
Bishopton Baile an Easbaig  
Blackridge An Druim Dubh  
Blair Atholl Blàr Athall  
Blantyre Blantaidhr  
Bowling Bolan  
Breich Brìch  
Bridge of Allan Drochaid Ailein  
Bridge of Orchy Drochaid Urchaidh  
Bridgeton Baile na Drochaid  
Brora Brùra  
Broughty Ferry Port Bhruachaidh  
Burnside Taobh an Uillt  
Burntisland An t-Eilean Loisgte  
Cambuslang Camas Lang  
Camelon Camalan  
Cardonald Cair Dhòmhnaill  
Cardross Càrdanros  
Carfin An Càrn Fionn  
Carluke Cathair MoLuaig  
Carmyle Cair Maol  
Carnoustie Càrn Ùstaidh  
Carntyne Càrn-Tìn  
Carrbridge Drochaid Chàrr  
Carstairs Caisteal Tarrais  
Clydebank Bruach Chluaidh  
Coatbridge Central Coatbridge Meadhain  
Connel Ferry Aiseag a' Chonghail (original rendition)  
Aiseag na Coingheil (later rendition)  
Conon Bridge Drochaid Sguideil  
Corpach A'Chorpaich  
Corrour Coire Odhar (original rendition)  
An Coire Odhar (later rendition)  
Craigendoran Creag an Dòbhrain  
Crianlarich A'Chrìon Làraich (original rendition)  
A'Chrion-Làraich (later rendition)  
Croftfoot Bun na Croite  
Crosshill Cnoc na Croise  
Crossmyloof Crois MoLiubha  
Croy Crothaidh  
Culrain Cil Raoin (original rendition)  
Cul Raoin (second rendition)  
Cùil Rathain (third rendition)  
Cumbernauld Comar nan Allt  
Curriehill Cnoc Churraich  
Dalgety Bay Bàgh Dhealgadaidh  
Dalmally Dail Mhàilidh  
Dalmarnock Dail Meàrnaig  
Dalmeny Dal Mheinidh (original rendition)  
Dùn Mheinidh (later rendition)  
Dalmuir Dail Mhoire (original rendition)  
An Dail Mhòr (later rendition)  
Dalreoch An Dail Riabhach  
Dalry Dail Fhraoich  
Dalwhinnie Dail Chuinnidh  
Dingwall Inbhirpheofharain (original rendition)  
Inbhir Pheofharain (later rendition)
Drem An Druim  
Drumchapel Druim a' Chaibeil  
Drumfrochar Druim Fhraochair  
Drumgelloch Druim Gailleach  
Drumry Druim Rìgh  
Duirinish Diùrnis (original rendition)  
Diùranais (later rendition)
Duke Street Sràid an Diùic  
Dumbarton Central Dùn Breatainn (original rendition)  
Dùn Breatann Meadhain (later rendition)  
Dumbarton East Dùn Breatann an Ear  
Dumbreck An Dùn Breac  
Dumfries Dùn Phris  
Dunbar Dùn Bàrr  
Dunblane Dùn Bhlàthain  
Dundee Dùn Dè  
Dunfermline Queen Margaret Dùn Phàrlain Banrigh Mairead Dhùn Phàrlain Banrigh Mairead
Dunfermline Town Baile Dhùn Phàrlain  
Dunkeld & Birnam Dùn Chailleann is Braonan (original rendition)  
Dùn Chailleann & Braonan (later rendition)  
Dunlop Dùn Lob  
Dunrobin Castle Caisteal Dhùn Robain  
Dyce Deis  
East Kilbride Cille Bhrìghde an Ear  
Easterhouse An Taigh Sear  
Edinburgh Gateway Slighe Dhùn Èideann  
Edinburgh Park Pàirc Dhùn Èideann  
Edinburgh Waverley   Waverley Dhùn Èideann
Elgin Eilginn  
Eskbank Bruach Easg  
Exhibition Centre Ionad Taisbeanaidh  
Fairlie Fairlidh  
Falkirk Grahamston Baile a'Ghreumaich  
Falkirk High Bràighe na h-Eaglaise Brice  
Falls of Cruachan Easa Chruachain (original rendition)  
Eas Chruachain (later rendition)  
Fearn Manachainn Rois  
Forres Farrais  
Forsinard Fors An-Àird  
Fort Matilda Gearastan Matilda  
Fort William An Gearasdan  
Garelochhead Ceann a' Gheàrrloch  
Garscadden Gart Sgadain  
Gartcosh Gart a' Chòis  
Garve Gairbh  
Georgemas Junction Snaidhm Georgemas  
Giffnock Giofnag  
Girvan Inbhir Gharbhain  
Glasgow Central (low level platforms) Glaschu Mheadhain  
Glasgow Queen Street Sràid na Banrighinn Glaschu Sràid na Banrighinn
Gleneagles Gleann Eagas  
Glenfinnan Gleann Fhionnainn  
Glengarnock Gleann Gairneag  
Glenrothes with Thornton Gleann Rathais le Thornton  
Golf Street Sràid a' Ghoilf  
Golspie Goillspidh  
Gourock Guireag (original rendition)  
Gurraig (later rendition)  
Greenfaulds A' Bhuaile Ghlas  
Greenock Central Grianaig Mheadhain  
Greenock West Grianaig an Iar  
Hamilton Central Hamaltan Mheadhain  
Hamilton West Hamaltan an Iar  
Hartwood Coille an Daimh  
Haymarket Margadh an Fheòir  
Helensburgh Central Baile Eilidh Meadhain  
Helensburgh Upper Baile Eilidh (original rendition) Baile Eilidh Uarach
Baile Eilidh Ard (second rendition)  
Baile Eilidh Àrd (third rendition)  
Helmsdale Bun illidh (original rendition, sometimes reported as Bun Illidh)  
Bun Iligh (later rendition)  
High Street Àrd-Shràid  
Hillfoot Bun a' Chnuic  
Hillington East Hillington an Ear  
Hillington West Hillington an Iar  
Holytown Baile a' Chuilinn  
Huntly Hunndaidh  
Insch Innis  
Invergordon Inbhirghordain (original rendition)  
Inbhir Ghòrdain (later rendition)  
Invergowrie Inbhir Ghobhraidh  
Inverkeithing Inbhir Chèitinn  
Inverkip Inbhir Chip  
Inverness Inbhir Nis  
Invershin Inbhir Sin  
Inverurie Inbhir Uaraidh  
Irvine Irbhinn  
Johnstone Baile Iain  
Jordanhill Cnoc Iòrdain  
Keith Baile Chè  
Kelvindale Dail Cheilbhinn  
Kildonan Cill Donnain  
Kilmarnock Cill Mheàrnaig  
Kilmaurs Cill Mhàrais  
Kilpatrick Cill Phàdraig  
Kilwinning Cill D'Fhinnein  
Kinbrace Ceann a' Bhràiste  
Kinghorn Ceann Gronn  
Kingsknowe Cnoc an Rìgh  
Kings Park Pàirc an Rìgh  
Kingussie Ceann a' Ghiùthsaich  
Kirkcaldy Cair Chaladain  
Kirkconnel Cille Chonbhaill  
Kirkhill Cnoc Mhoire (original rendition)  
Cnoc na Cille (later rendition)  
Kirknewton Eaglais a' Bhaile Ùir  
Kirkwood Coille na Cille  
Kyle of Lochalsh Caol Loch Aillse  
Lairg Luirg  
Lanark Lannraig  
Langbank A' Bhruach Fhada  
Langside An Leathad Fada  
Larbert Leth-Pheairt  
Largs An Leargaidh Ghallda (original rendition)  
An Leargaidh (later rendition)  
Larkhall Taigh na h-Uiseig  
Laurencekirk Eaglais Labhrainn  
Lenzie Lèanaidh  
Leuchars Luacharas  
Linlithgow Gleann Iucha  
Livingston North Baile Dhunlèibhe a Tuath  
Livingston South Baile Dhunlèibhe a Deas  
Lochailort Loch Ailleart  
Loch Awe Loch Obha  
Loch Eil Outward Bound Loch Iall (original rendition)  
Loch Iall airson Spòrs A-Muigh (later rendition)  
Locheilside Taobh Loch Iall  
Lochgelly Loch Geallaidh  
Lochluichart Loch Laoicheart  
Lochwinnoch Loch Uinneach  
Lockerbie Locarbaidh  
Mallaig Malaig  
Markinch Marc-Innis  
Maryhill Cnoc Màiri  
Maxwell Park Pàirc Maxwell  
Milliken Park Pàirc Mhaolagain  
Milngavie Muileann-Gaidh  
Monifieth Monadh Fotha  
Montrose Mon Rois  
Morar Mòrar  
Mosspark Pàirc na Mòna  
Motherwell Tobar na Màthar  
Mount Florida Cnoc Florida  
Muirend Ceann an t-Slèibh  
Muir of Ord Am Blàr Dubh  
Musselburgh Baile nam Feusgan  
Nairn Inbhir Narann  
Neilston Baile Nèill  
Newcraighall Talla na Creige Nuadh  
New Cumnock Cumnag Nuadh  
Newton Am Baile Ùr  
Newtonmore Bail Ùr an t-Slèibh (original rendition)  
Baile Ùr an t-Slèibh (later rendition)  
Newton-on-Ayr Baile Ùr na h-Aibhne  
North Berwick Bearaig a Tuath  
North Queensferry Port na Banrighinn  
Oban An t-Oban (original rendition)  
An t-Òban (later rendition)  
Paisley Canal Canàl Phàislig  
Paisley Gilmour Street Sràid GhilleMhoire Phàislig  
Paisley St James Eaglais Sheumais Phàislig  
Partick Partaig (original and third rendition)  
Pàrtaig (second rendition)  
Perth Peairt  
Pitlochry Baile Chloichridh  
Plockton Ploc Loch Aillse (original rendition)  
Am Ploc (later rendition)  
Pollokshaws East Pollokshaws an Ear  
Pollokshaws West Pollokshaws an Iar  
Pollokshields East Pollokshields an Ear  
Pollokshields West Pollokshields an Iar  
Polmont Poll-Mhonadh  
Port Glasgow Port Ghlaschu  
Portlethen Port Leathain  
Possilpark & Parkhouse Pàirc Phosail & Taigh na Pàirce  
Prestwick Town Baile Phreastabhaig  
Priesthill & Darnley Cnoc an t-Sagairt & Darnley  
Queens Park Pàirc na Banrighinn  
Rannoch Raineach  
Rogart Sgìre Raoird (original rendition)  
Raoghard (later rendition)  
Rosyth Ros Fhìobh  
Roy Bridge Drochaid Ruaidh  
Rutherglen An Ruadh-Ghleann  
Sanquhar Seanchair  
Scotscalder Caladal nan Gall  
Scotstounhill Cnoc Scotstoun  
Shettleston Baile Nighean Sheadna  
Slateford Àth na Sglèata  
South Gyle Gyle a Deas  
Spean Bridge Drochaid an Aonachain  
Springburn Allt an Fhuarain  
Stevenston Baile Steaphain  
Stewarton Baile nan Stiùbhartach  
Stirling Sruighlea  
Stranraer Sròine Reamhra (original rendition)  
An t-Sròn Reamhar (later rendition)  
Strathcarron Srath Carrann  
Strome Ferry Port an t-Sròim  
Tain Baile Dhubhthaich  
Taynuilt Taigh an Uillt  
Thurso Inbhir Theorsa (original rendition)  
Inbhir Theòrsa (later rendition)
Troon An Truthail  
Tulloch An Tulach (original rendition)  
Tulaich (later rendition)  
Tweedbank Bruach Thuaidh  
Tyndrum Lower Taigh an Droma Iarach (original rendition)  
Taigh an Droma Ìochdrach (later rendition)  
Upper Tyndrum Taigh an Droma Uarach (original rendition)  
Taigh an Droma Uachdrach (later rendition)  
Wemyss Bay Bàgh nan Uaimhean Bàgh Wemyss
West Calder Caladar an Iar  
Wester Hailes Hailes an Iar  
Westerton Am Baile Siar  
West Kilbride Cille Bhrìghde an Iar  
Whinhill Cnoc a' Chonaisg  
Whitecraigs An Creagan Bàn  
Wick Inbhir Ùige  
Williamwood Coille Uilleim  
Woodhall Taigh na Coille  
Yoker An Eochair  

 

Welsh

English name Welsh name Welsh name in timetable if different
Abercynon North Abercynon Gogledd  
Abercynon South Abercynon De  
Aberdare Aberdâr Aberdar (no longer used)
Aberdovey Aberdyfi  
Abergavenny Y Fenni  
Ammanford Rhydaman  
Barmouth Abermaw  
Barry Barri (original rendition) Y Bari
Y Barri (later rendition) Y Bari (no longer used)
Barry Docks Dociau'r Barri Dociau y Bari, Dociau Barri
Barry Island Ynys y Barri Ynys-y-Barri (no longer used)
Birchgrove Llwynbedw  
Bridgend Pen-y-Bont  
Bristol Temple Meads   Bryste
Briton Ferry Llansawel  
Buckley Bwcle  
Bynea Bynie  
Cadoxton Tregatwg  
Caerphilly Caerffili  
Caldicot Cil-y-Coed  
Cardiff Bay Bae Caerdydd  
Cardiff Central Caerdydd Canolog  
Cardiff Queen Street Caerdydd Heol y Frenhines  
Carmarthen Caerfyrddin  
Chepstow Cas-Gwent Cas-gwent
Chester   Caer
Chirk Y Waun  
Colwyn Bay Bae Colwyn  
Crewe   Cryw
Cwmbrân Cwmbrân (rendered with the accent in the 'English' form without separate 'Welsh' form on signs)  
Devil's Bridge (Vale of Rheidol Railway) Pontarfynach  
Dingle Road Heol Dingle  
Dovey Junction Cyffordd Dyfi Cyff Dyfi
Ebbw Vale Parkway Parcffordd Glyn Ebwy  
Ebbw Vale Town Tref Glyn Ebwy  
Energlyn & Churchill Park Eneu'r-glyn a Pharc Churchill  
Fairwater Tyllgoed Y Tyllgoed
Ferryside Glanyfferi  
Fishguard and Goodwick Abergwaun ac Wdig Abergwaun a Gwdig
Fishguard Harbour Porthladd Abergwaun  
Flint Y Fflint (only Welsh version now carried on station signs)  
Gelert's Farm (Welsh Highland Heritage Railway) Fferm Gelert  
Gloucester   Caerloyw
Golf Halt (Fairbourne & Barmouth Railway) Gorsafawddacháidraigddanheddogleddolon-penrhynareurdraethceredigion (name not hyphenated on sign)  
Gowerton Tre-gŵyr Tre-gwyr, Tregwr
Half Way Station (Great Orme Tramway) Gorsaf Hanner Ffordd  
Haverfordwest Hwlffordd  
Hawarden Penarlâg Penarlag
Hawarden Bridge   Pont Penarlag
Heath High Level Lefel Uchel y Mynydd Bychan Lefel Uchel
Heath Low Level Lefel Isel Heath (earlier rendition)  
Lefel Isel y Mynydd Bychan (later rendition) Lefel Uchel (same as High Level, used in summer 2013 pocket timetable)
Hereford   Henffordd
Holyhead Caergybi  
Hope Yr Hob Yr Hôb (no longer used)
Kidwelly Cydweli  
Kilgetty Cilgeti  
Knighton Trefyclawdd Trefyclo (no longer used)
Knucklas Cwnclas  
Lamphey Llandyfai Llandyfail
Leominster   Llanllieni
Lisvane & Thornhill Llysfaen a Draenen Pen-y-Graig Llysfaen Draenen Pen y Graig, Llysfaen
Liverpool   Lerpŵl
Llandovery Llanymddyfri  
Llanymyddfri (incorrect spelling carried on at least one sign)  
Llandudno Junction Cyffordd Llandudno  
Llangynllo Llangunllo  
Llanhilleth Llanhiledd  
Llanishen   Llanisien
Llantwit Major Llanilltud Fawr  
Ludlow   Llwydlo
London Paddington   Llundain Paddington
Manchester Piccadilly   Manceinion Piccadilly
Manorbier Maenorbŷr Maenorbyr, Maenorbier
Merthyr Tydfil   Merthyr Tudfil
Merthyr Vale Ynysowen  
Milford Haven Aberdaugleddau  
Mountain Ash Aberpennar  
Narberth Arberth  
Neath Castell-Nedd Castell Nedd
Newbridge Trecelyn  
Newport Casnewydd  
Newtown Drenewydd Y Drenewydd
Ninian Park Parc Ninian  
North Llanrwst Gogledd Llanrwst  
Pembrey & Burry Port Pen-bre/Porth Tywyn Penbre a Porth Tywyn
Pembroke Dock Doc Penfro  
Pembroke Penfro  
Penally Penalun  
Pen-Y-Mount (Welsh Highland Heritage Railway) Cyffordd Pen-Y-Mount  
Pontlottyn Pontlotyn  
Pontypool & New Inn Pont-y-pŵl & New Inn Pontypwl, Pontypŵl a New Inn, Pontypwl a New Inn
Pyle Pîl Y Pil
Quakers Yard Mynwent y Crynwyr  
Radyr   Radur
Rheidol Falls (Vale of Rheidol Railway) Rhaeder Rheidol  
Rhoose Cardiff Airport Maes Awyr Rhyngwladol Caerdydd Rhws Maes Awyr Caerdydd, Rhws & Maes Awyr
Rhymney Rhymni  
Risca & Pontymister Rhisga a Phont-y-meistr Rhisga a Pontymister
Rogerstone Y Ty Du  
Roman Bridge Pont Rufenig Pont Rhufeinig (no longer used)
Ruabon Rhiwabon (thought that "Riwabon" may have been carried once)  
Severn Tunnel Junction Cyffordd Twnel Hafren  
Shrewsbury   Yr Amwythig, Amwythig
Skewen Sgiwen  
Summit Station (Snowdon Mountain Railway) Gorsaf Y Copa  
Swansea Abertawe  
Taffs Well Ffynnon Taff Ffynnon Taf
Tenby Dinbych-y-pysgod Dinbych y Pysgod, Dinbych-y-Pysgod
Treforest Trefforest  
Treforest Estate Ystad Trefforest  
Treherbert Dreherber  
Treorchy Treorci  
Valley Y Fali  
Waun-Gron Park Parc Waun-Gron Parc Waungron, Parc Waun-gron
Welshpool Trallwng (original rendition)  
Y Trallwng (later rendition)  
Whitchurch (Glamorgan) Eglwys Newydd Yr Eglwys Newydd
Whitland Hendy-gwyn Hendy-Gwyn ar Daf, Hendy-gwyn
Wrexham Central Wrecsam Canolog  
Wrexham General Wrecsam Cyffredinol  

 

Manx Gaelic

English name Manx Gaelic name
Ballabeg Balley Beg
Ballasalla Balley Sallagh
Castletown Balley Chashtal (not carried on signs)
Colby Colby (name is the same in both languages so sign does not include a separate Manx translation)
Douglas Doolish
Port Erin Purt Çhiarn (some signs include cedilla)
Purt Chiarn (some signs do not include cedilla)
Port St Mary Purt Le Moirrey
Port Soderick Purt Soderick
Ramsey Stashoon - Tram Rhumsaa
Ronaldsway Staad Roonysvaie
Santon Skylley Stondane
The Level Yn Laare

 

Arabic

Bicester North and Bicester Village have signs in Arabic, but not including the station name.

 

British Sign Language

English name Sign language name
Levenshulme Levenshulme station alternative language Image from this Flickr page

 

Cantonese Chinese

English name Cantonese Chinese name
Irlam 艾林

 

Cornish

Penzance has an exterior welcome sign in Cornish, but not the station name sign.

 

French

St Pancras International and Ashford International (and presumably also Stratford International and Ebbsfleet International) have signs in French, but not including the station name.

North Berwick has a welcome sign in French, but not including the station name.

 

Irish Gaelic

Levenshulme has a sign stating "Stáisiún Iarnrod Levenshulme", so without a Gaelic translation of the station name.

 

German

North Berwick has a welcome sign in German, but not including the station name.

 

Japanese

Moreton in Marsh has signs in Japanese, but not including the station name.

 

Latin

Wallsend (on the Tyne & Wear Metro) has numerous signs in Latin, but not including the station name.

 

Mandarin Chinese

Bicester North, Bicester Town and Bicester Village have or had signs in Mandarin Chinese, but not including the station name.

Note: Bicester Village is a replacement for Bicester Town on a slightly different site

 

Punjabi

English name Punjabi name
Southall ਸਾਊਥਹਾਲ

 

Russian

Tilbury Riverside had Russian notices, but not the station name.

 

Urdu

Note that this is sometimes reported as Arabic; it is understood that the alphabet is the same.

English name Urdu name
Levenshulme Levenshulme station alternative language
Levnshulme station alternative language Image from this Flickr page.
This rendition does not consistently use correct letter forms (letters differ according to where they appear in a word) and some of the dots are incorrect.  The rendition in the row above is a more correct translation

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