In the Star Trek TNG Episode "Disaster" why can the cargo bay door be opened, the force field dropped depressurizing the bay, the force field enabled and the door closed all from the same console, but the bay has to be re-pressurized from a console at the other end of the cargo bay?
Because otherwise they wouldn't have had an episode. Seriously.
Realistically speaking, there is absolutely NO reason for this. The whole point of the interface system used by the Federation at this point was that any console could be reconfigured to perform any function. This was a major feature of the computers on the Enterprise.
If need be Captain Picard could've flown the entire ship from those little panels on the arms of his command chair. There were mentions in numerous places (episodes, tech manuals, etc.) about how even a PADD could've been reconfigured to allow flying the ship from any hallway or location on the ship (considerations of ease-of-use on such a small screen aside, obviously).
So there is literally NO reason they couldn't have been able to close the doors from the same console. Realistically, I would think that wouldn't even need reconfiguring... I would fully expect
CLOSE to be commands on the same console under standard configurations.
It simply would've negated all the drama of the scene, and thus was not used that way.