Finally a platform for train puns: IBM Halt station derailed [The Register]

Date: 19/11/2018

As if its financial woes weren't bad enough, IBM is suffering the further indignity of having a Scottish rail operator halting services to a station named after everyone's favourite mainframe maker. Scotrail has announced that IBM Halt station, a single platform stop on a sleepy country branch line running past Greenock, west of Glasgow, will no longer be served by its trains from 9 December.

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Finally a platform for train puns: IBM Halt station derailed

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Halt “ who goes there? No one, from now on

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A Big Blue sign on the Inverclyde line on 1 November 2008. The station was originally opened as IBM Halt on 9 May 1978 for use by those employed at the IBM manufacturing plant in Spango Valley, Greenock. Nowadays the site is shared with other companies and IBM is no longer directly involved in manufacturing. Current IBM activities here include the provision of 24 hour multilingual worldwide customer contact/support services and related e-business. While the station now appears in public timetables it is still intended for use by those working within the compound.
Location: IBM
Company: Greenock and Wemyss Bay Railway
01/11/2008 David Panton