BAY ROAD STATION.
NAME CHANGED TO
Without ostentation, the name of Bay Road railway station was yesterday changed to Waverton. People who travelled along the Noun Shore line from Milson's Point last evening noticed, to their astonishment that the old name of the Bay Road station had dis- appeared and had given place to Waverton. Many passengers rubbed their eyes in won-
derment and for the moment were uncertain whether they were on the right train.
It is understood that the decision to change the name resulted from a recommendation by the Bay Road Progress Association, but the change was made without any ceremony and without any prior advice by the Railway Department. Several senior officers of the depiiri'iient stated last evening that they had no know ledge of the chance Ollie ers of the North Sydney Council al*o declared that no otflclnl intimation liad been mude to the loun cll of the depni tment's dei Islon
The station hup bin ne the mime of Buy Road since the section of the line In which It Is Included «ns oppned for truffle on Mav t, mil On that d.ite the section from St Lennards to Mllsnn's Point was opened, the line from Ho'-nshy to St I eonards having been opened on January 1. 18'»'l
The Dame of Waverton was derived from that of the Waverton estate, one of the oldest properties In the neighbourhood of Ibe sta- tion. There is a Wavprton-avenue and a Waverton-lane In North Sydney municipality.