BEATLES: British Rail Officials Admit There's an Abbey Road Confusion
British rail officials have decided to end the misery of tourists who mistakenly thought Abbey Road studios were near the Abbey Road train stop. We reported back in November that a new station in East London located on Abbey Road used that thoroughfare for its name. Unfortunately, that confused some Beatles fans, whose pilgrimages often included a visit to the famed studios and adjacent zebra-stripe crosswalk, which are walking distance from the Saint John's Wood stop. That "other" Abbey Road is an hour ride and a transfer away.
While refusing to rename either station, the solution was posting a somewhat tongue-in-cheek sign at one not known for tourism. The Daily Mail posted a picture of the warning, which reads "Day tripper, looking for the Beatles pedestrian crossing? Unfortunately, you are at the wrong Abbey Road. However, we can work it out and help you get back to the correct location. Take the DLR one stop to West Ham and change to a Jubilee line train to St John's Wood station."