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.A train station (alternatively station,[note 1] railway station or railroad station) is a railway facility where trains regularly stop to load or unload passengers or freight (goods).^ Nominate Vote down Vote up Photo details Full window Previous photo Start slideshow Stop slideshow Next photo Wikipedia Article Train station A train station (alternatively station , railway station or railroad station ) is a railway facility where trains regularly stop to load or unload passengers or freight (goods).
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^ Close-up of a passenger train at a railway station .
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^ A Pace bus is loading and unloading passengers at the intermodal facility.
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.It generally consists of a platform next to the tracks and a building (depot) providing related services such as ticket sales and waiting rooms.^ It generally consists of a platform next to the tracks and a building (depot) providing related services such as ticket sales and waiting rooms.
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^ It generally consists of a platform next to the tracks and a building (depot) providing related services such as ticket sales and waiting rooms .
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^ Although the interior of the building has been changed several times and passenger travel is diminishing, the depot agents give good service to the public.
  • City of Kelso, Washington - Train Station 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.kelso.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Connections may be available to intersecting rail lines or other transport modes such as buses.^ Connections may be available to intersecting rail lines or other transport modes such as buses .
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^ In 1998, the Central Platte Valley Light Rail Spur (C-Line) was formed, with the idea of providing a major public transit connection to Denver Union Station.
  • Denver Hauntings, Haunted Train Station - HauntedHouses.com 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.hauntedhouses.com [Source type: General]

^ Ashford Interational now has its own recycling facility, falling in line with other popular locations such as Brighton Railway station and Stansted Airport.
  • Ashford International Station | Ashford Railway station. Trains to Europe. Eurostar Paris, Brussels and Lille direct trains. | Ashford International Station 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.ashford-international.co.uk [Source type: News]

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Built in 1838, Curzon Street Station in Birmingham is the oldest surviving railway terminus building in the world.
.The first stations had little in the way of buildings or amenities.^ Sadly, the original structure of this station was demolished in 1963 to make way for the building of Madison Square Gardens .
  • NileGuide: 10 Coolest Train Stations Around the World 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC blog.nileguide.com [Source type: General]

^ For the Martinsburg civil engineer, working out of a building that once served as a bustling train station in Martinsburg for five decades is just one way of living out his love for trains.
  • Local/Tri-State: Old train station gets new life 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.herald-mail.com [Source type: News]

^ You can go directly to the ticket office on the first floor of the Complex Ticket Building of Shanghai Railway Station to buy tickets.
  • Shanghai Train, Shanghai Railway Station, Train Tickets&Schedule 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.travelchinaguide.com [Source type: Reference]

.The first stations in the modern sense were on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, opened in 1830.[1] As of 2008, Manchester's Liverpool Road Station is preserved as part of the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester.^ The hope is the have the station open by fall 2008.
  • Leavenworth WA Icicle Station Information 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.icicleinn.com [Source type: News]

^ Opened to the public on 15th September 1830, it marked the terminus of the newly created line which ran from Liverpool to Manchester, and it is now part of the Museum of Science and Industry.

^ It was to this station that the Rainhill Trials to choose a locomotive to pull passenger coaches between Liverpool and Manchester arrived.

It resembles a row of Georgian houses. .Early stations were sometimes built with both passenger and goods facilities, though some railway lines were goods-only or passenger-only, and if a line was dual-purpose there would often be a goods depot apart from the passenger station.^ There are only three modernized railway stations in China.
  • 22 Train Stations from Across the Globe : Kathika Travel Website 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC kathika.com [Source type: General]

^ This station is the departure station for some of Railway Line.
  • Beijing Railway Station Guide - Train Stations in Beijing 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC beijing-travels.com [Source type: Reference]

^ What metro line is it to Shanghai Railway Station.
  • Train Tickets in Shanghai Railway Station 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC home.wangjianshuo.com [Source type: General]

[2] .Dual-purpose stations can sometimes still be found today, though in many cases goods facilities are restricted to major stations.^ As with many UK mainline stations, there are no locker facilities available at Norwich station.
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^ Though the station is not quite as grand as the bigger Atocha train station, it does have many facilities that traditional train station don't commonly have.
  • Chamartín Train Station, Madrid's Second Railway Station. 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.gomadrid.com [Source type: General]

^ Even though the train standards in the country are reasonable and the tickets are cost effective, many of the Algerian Train Stations have either been closed or are used on a very limited basis.
  • Train Stations in Algeria | By Algeria Channel 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.algeria.com [Source type: News]

.In rural and remote communities across Canada and the United States, passengers wanting to board the train had to flag the train down in order for it to stop.^ Train stations in the United States .
  • An album of railroad stations in the USA and Canada 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.vistadome.com [Source type: General]

^ WisDOT has expressed a concern that a train stopped at Yahara Station would keep the gates down, even if it was not going across E. Johnson, but returning to Milwaukee.
  • Where Should The Madison High-Speed Rail Train Station Go? | Urban Milwaukee 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC urbanmilwaukee.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It turns out I got onto a Worcester-bound train (yes, passenger trains ran daily to the Bay State city then) but would not make a Pawtucket stop.
  • AIR Decay :: Pawtucket-Central Falls Train Station 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.artinruins.com [Source type: General]

Such stations were known as "flag stops" or "flag stations".[3]
The Vitebsky station in Saint Petersburg, an example of a grand Russian terminal.
Porto (Portugal) - Tiled main hall of train station
.Many railway stations date from the 19th century and reflect the grandiose architecture of the time, lending prestige to the city as well as to railway operations.^ The station is known as one of the last grand railway stations of the 19th century.
  • 22 Train Stations from Across the Globe : Kathika Travel Website 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC kathika.com [Source type: General]

^ Well, it should be Shanghai Railway Station.
  • Which Train Station to Use in Shanghai? 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC home.wangjianshuo.com [Source type: General]

^ Although Washingborough was, at the time, only a small village the creation of the Great Northern Railway's line from Lincoln to Boston in the middle of the 19th century gave the village it's own station as a line passed through here following the course of the River Witham.
  • Train stations | The Big Foto 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC thebigfoto.com [Source type: General]

[4] .Countries where railways arrived later may still have such architecture, as later stations often imitated 19th-century styles.^ The station is known as one of the last grand railway stations of the 19th century.
  • 22 Train Stations from Across the Globe : Kathika Travel Website 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC kathika.com [Source type: General]

^ Ashford Interational now has its own recycling facility, falling in line with other popular locations such as Brighton Railway station and Stansted Airport.
  • Ashford International Station | Ashford Railway station. Trains to Europe. Eurostar Paris, Brussels and Lille direct trains. | Ashford International Station 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.ashford-international.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ I am very familiar with Britain's demolition work in the railway arena, but I had no idea that the US had been home to such fine architecture.
  • Demolished! 11 Beautiful Train Stations That Fell To The Wrecking Ball (And The Crappy Stuff Built In Their Place) - SkyscraperCity 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.skyscrapercity.com [Source type: General]

Modern TGV station in Valence, France.
.Various forms of architecture have been used in the construction of railway stations, from those boasting grand, intricate, Baroque- or Gothic-style edifices, to plainer utilitarian or modernist styles.^ September 21, 1917 - a newly constructed railway depot was presented to the public with a station restaurant (The Beanery) and a waiting-room dance.

^ CNR station at Sioux Lookout ON was built by the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway c.1910 which later became part of the Canadian National system.

^ Subject Precinct In focusing on the train station and car park, this study considers movement, built form and land use.
  • Suburban Train Station as Community Hub: Proposal for Carseldine Station 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: Reference]

.Stations in Europe tended to follow British designs, and were in some countries, like Italy, financed by British railway companies.^ The 1965 station concourse and accommodation was designed by British Rail’s Midland regional architect’s office.
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^ Berlin Central Station, otherwise known as Berlin Hauptbahnhof, is Berlin’s main railway station and the largest crossing station in Europe.
  • 22 Train Stations from Across the Globe : Kathika Travel Website 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC kathika.com [Source type: General]

^ It was built as a replacement for another railway station in 1895 to 1905 and is now regarded as the finest example of railway architecture in the company.
  • 22 Train Stations from Across the Globe : Kathika Travel Website 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC kathika.com [Source type: General]

[5]
.Stations built more recently, like Berlin's new Hauptbahnhof station, often have a similar feel to airports, with a simple abstract style.^ Beate says, November 24th, 2009 at 3:02 pm I ´ve been to Hauptbahnhof in Berlin and Penn Station, NY and London but train stations in India are by far more exciting!
  • NileGuide: 10 Coolest Train Stations Around the World 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC blog.nileguide.com [Source type: General]

^ I’m not saying every station has to be over the top and built like a castle, but if it is already there, then why not preserve it.
  • 6 More Great Train Stations Lost To The Wrecking Ball » INFRASTRUCTURIST 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.infrastructurist.com [Source type: General]

^ Southern Cross Station - Melbourne : The recently remodeled Southern Cross Station has a distinctive wavy roof that looks like a mix between metal ant hills and rolling waves.
  • NileGuide: 10 Coolest Train Stations Around the World 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC blog.nileguide.com [Source type: General]

.Examples of modern stations include those on newer high-speed rail networks, such as the Shinkansen in Japan, TGV lines in France and ICE lines in Germany.^ HIGH SPEED RAIL 2009 .
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^ California high speed rail...
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^ This applies to first- and second-class travel on such high-speed lines as the TGV (in France and Switzerland) 1 .
  • Articles about Train Station - SFGate 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC articles.sfgate.com [Source type: News]

Terminus

Aerial view of the Hauptbahnhof (Main Station) in Zurich, Switzerland; Europe's busiest terminus station by railway traffic
The Secunderabad Railway Station, one of the busiest stations in India.
The Basmane Train Station is one of the major stations in Turkey.
Interior of Paris-Gare de Lyon in France, one of Paris's six terminus stations.
.A "terminal" or "terminus" is a station at the end of a railway line.^ This station is the departure station for some of Railway Line.
  • Beijing Railway Station Guide - Train Stations in Beijing 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC beijing-travels.com [Source type: Reference]

^ What metro line is it to Shanghai Railway Station.
  • Train Tickets in Shanghai Railway Station 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC home.wangjianshuo.com [Source type: General]

^ Most international connections going to Prague terminate at the Main Railway Station or at the Holesovice Station.

.Trains arriving there have to end their journeys (terminate) or reverse out of the station.^ Find out how many train stations are there in Connecticut?
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^ Train Stations of Connecticut There are many train stations in Connecticut.
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^ Audley End train station.

.Depending on the layout of the station, this usually permits travellers to reach all the platforms without the need to cross any tracks – the public entrance to the station and the main reception facilities being at the far end of the platforms.^ At the far end, this single main road ends at the train station.
  • JalanJalan » Malaysia > Perak > Tapah Road Train Station 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC travel.nuraina.com [Source type: General]

^ If you're looking for the main bus station you can now find it the other side of the Dworzec Glowny - simply head underneath the platforms, follow the tunnel to the end and it's on your left.
  • Dworzec Glowny Krakow | Main Train & Bus Station in Krakow Poland 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.cracow-life.com [Source type: General]

^ In the UK, railways were always fenced and passengers and the public were invariably kept away from the tracks as far as possible.  Platforms were built to a level which allowed a reasonable step up into a train without help and bridges or underground passages (called "subways" in the UK) were provided to allow people to cross the line unhindered by the movement of trains.  The high platform also permitted quicker loading and inloading of trains.  .

.Sometimes, however, the railway line continues for a short distance beyond the station, and terminating trains continue forwards after depositing their passengers, before either proceeding to sidings or reversing back to the station to pick up departing passengers.^ Railway station Media in category "Train stations" .
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^ Acton Main Line train station.

^ Chiayi station with Alishan Railway train .
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.A terminus is frequently, but not always, the final destination of trains arriving at the station.^ A train arriving at a station .
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^ Schedule for Trains arriving at Station .
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^ Rail maps Stations & destinations On the train Passengers with disabilities Cyclists Animals and luggage Changes to train times .
  • National Rail Enquiries - Official source for UK train times and timetables 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.nationalrail.co.uk [Source type: News]

.However a number of cities, especially in continental Europe, have a terminus as their main railway stations, and all main lines converge on this station.^ Acton Main Line train station.

^ What metro line is it to Shanghai Railway Station.
  • Train Tickets in Shanghai Railway Station 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC home.wangjianshuo.com [Source type: General]

^ The blocks south of the Hauptbahnhof, or main train station, feature a staggering number of hotels.
  • Cheap Hotels in South of the Train Station, Munich: EuroCheapo's Guide to Cheap Munich Hotels 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.eurocheapo.com [Source type: General]

.There may also be a bypass line, used by freight trains that do not need to stop at the main station.^ Off to the right are the main train lines.
  • Gare de l’Est - Paris Est Train Station | Paris by Train 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC parisbytrain.com [Source type: General]

^ This article, The Train Station , needs pictures .
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^ And what is the main train station name in Beijing.
  • Train Tickets in Shanghai Railway Station 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC home.wangjianshuo.com [Source type: General]

.In such cases all trains passing through that main station must leave in the reverse direction from that of their arrival.^ A subway train leaves the Station .
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^ And what is the main train station name in Beijing.
  • Train Tickets in Shanghai Railway Station 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC home.wangjianshuo.com [Source type: General]

^ Acton Main Line train station.

There are several ways in which this can be accomplished:
.
  • arranging for the service to be provided by a multiple unit, or push-pull train, both of which are capable of operating in either direction.^ The station operates an Amtrak service and a Metrolink service and both services expanded.
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    ^ Our new service, Metro-North Train Time provides you with convenient real-time ...
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    ^ In order to provide our customers with the best services and rates in Burgos Train Station car rental, we are interested in receiving your comments and feedback.
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    .The driver simply walks to the other end of the train and takes control from the other cab.^ The conductor put Miss Hill off the train a couple of miles out of town, and she had to walk back to the station and take another train.

    ^ Make sure they take you to the "museum", not just the city, or they will drop you off at the train station in Oswiecim which is a long walk from the camp."
    • Dworzec Glowny Krakow | Main Train & Bus Station in Krakow Poland 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.cracow-life.com [Source type: General]

    ^ All that is required is for the crew to walk from the one cab to the other.
    • Where Should The Madison High-Speed Rail Train Station Go? | Urban Milwaukee 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC urbanmilwaukee.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    This is increasingly the normal method in Europe.
  • by detaching the locomotive which brought the train into the station and then either
    • using another track to "run it around" to the other end of the train, to which it then re-attaches;
    • attaching a second locomotive to the outbound end of the train; or
  • by the use of a "wye", a roughly triangular arrangement of track and switches (points) where a train can reverse direction and back into the terminal.
.Some former termini have a newer set of through platforms underneath (or above, or alongside) the terminal platforms on the main level.^ However, you can access these distant platforms by going through the glass platform doors in the main terminal (even if the gate person charges you VND2000 platform ticket) and walking across the wooden walkway to the right.
  • Hanoi train station : Travelfish Vietnam forum 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.travelfish.org [Source type: General]

^ The P/T side at 153 rd Street has 3 street stairs, one escalator to the same bus terminal, 1 set of escalators to each level from the mezzanine area, and 1 staircase from upper to lower level.

.They are used by a cross-city extension of the main line, often for commuter trains, while the terminal platforms may serve long-distance services.^ Off to the right are the main train lines.
  • Gare de l’Est - Paris Est Train Station | Paris by Train 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC parisbytrain.com [Source type: General]

^ Acton Main Line train station.

^ Passengers are returning to use trains for commuting and long distance journeys.
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Examples of underground through lines include the Thameslink platforms at St. Pancras in London, the Argyle and North Clyde lines of Glasgow's suburban rail network, the newly rebuilt Antwerp station in Belgium, the RER at the Gare du Nord in Paris, and many of the numerous S-Bahn lines at terminal stations in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, such as at Zurich Hauptbahnhof.
.An American example of a terminal with this feature is Washington, DC's Union Station, where there are higher-level platforms, Gates A through G serving the terminating trains, such as some Northeast Regionals, the Vermonter and all Acela Expresses.^ As such, it had something of an abundance of train stations.
  • Demolished! 11 Beautiful Train Stations That Fell To The Wrecking Ball (And The Crappy Stuff Built In Their Place) - SkyscraperCity 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.skyscrapercity.com [Source type: General]

^ Worcester’s Union Station is an example: .
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^ Train Stations of Connecticut There are many train stations in Connecticut.
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.Some other Northeast Regional trains and Atlantic Coast service trains use lower-level platforms, Gates H through L (there is no Gate I), that tunnel right under the station concourse and continue to Florida or Virginia.^ Businessman standing on train station platform, using mobile phone ...
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^ On regional or local trains, no.
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^ Some are no longer used and have been converted to other uses.
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Auto Train uses Lorton, Virginia Station for three primary reasons:
  • the tri-level auto racks used to carry the cars are too tall to fit in the tunnels;
  • the platforms would be too short to accommodate the 30-60 coach trainset;
  • there is not enough room and there are too many tracks, trains, buildings and people around, so loading cars would be quite tricky.
.The largest and most famous rail terminus in the United States is Grand Central Terminal in New York City, United States.^ Grand Central Terminal opened in 1913 and was a terminus for New York Central Railroad trains.
  • An album of railroad stations in the USA and Canada 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.vistadome.com [Source type: General]

^ Some of the remarkable ones include Grand Central Terminal in New York, Union Station in Washington DC, Waterloo Station in London as well as the train stations of Paris, St. Petersburg, Zurich, Istanbul and Tokyo.
  • A Tale of Two Train Stations - WSJ.com 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC online.wsj.com [Source type: News]

^ This design for the new Central Railway Station in Luxembourg manages to look forward (above left) on the outside while retaining the grand tradition of luxurious rail travel pioneered by European nations in the 19th century.
  • Amazing Airport, Train & Bus Station Designs | Design + Ideas on WU 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC weburbanist.com [Source type: General]

.Often major cities, such as London, Boston, Paris, Tokyo and Milan have more than one terminus, rather than routes straight through the city.^ Some of the remarkable ones include Grand Central Terminal in New York, Union Station in Washington DC, Waterloo Station in London as well as the train stations of Paris, St. Petersburg, Zurich, Istanbul and Tokyo.
  • A Tale of Two Train Stations - WSJ.com 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC online.wsj.com [Source type: News]

^ Beyond the Departures Board, on the other side, are more train lanes for Thalys (high speed trains from Paris to Brussels, Belgium, to the Netherlands and Germany) and Eurostar (high speed trains from Paris to London).
  • Gare du Nord Photo Tour | Paris by Train 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC parisbytrain.com [Source type: General]

^ But it'll be far more interesting in November, when it turns into the terminus for the even-faster-than-ever Eurostar trains to Brussels and Paris , along with plenty of more local lines.
  • Terrific Terminals: Seven Great Train Stations | Missouri 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.frommers.com [Source type: General]

.Train journeys through such cities often require alternative transport (metro, bus or taxi) from one terminus to the other.^ Shall we go by bus or train or are there some other alternatives."
  • Dworzec Glowny Krakow | Main Train & Bus Station in Krakow Poland 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.cracow-life.com [Source type: General]

^ Méndez Alvaro is in the south of the city, a short metro ride from Atocha train station (however, it is not a direct route and if you have lots of bags it might be preferable to take a taxi).
  • Madrid Bus & Train Stations - Buses & Trains from Madrid to Valencia, Barcelona, Granada, Seville, Segovia, Toledo, El Escorial 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC gospain.about.com [Source type: News]

^ The current single bus route that serves the airport requires a transfer at Madison Metro’s North Transfer Point to reach downtown.
  • Where Should The Madison High-Speed Rail Train Station Go? | Urban Milwaukee 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC urbanmilwaukee.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Some cities, including New York, have both termini and through lines.^ New York City routes .
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^ Getting around in New York City .
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^ Amtrak baggage policy Transportation Alternatives -- especially Bikes Aboard page BikeTrack -- on Trains Subways and other Light Rail of New York City .
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.Terminals that have competing rail lines using the station frequently set up a jointly owned terminal railroad to own and operate the station and its associated tracks, switching operations.^ The station is no longer used by the railroad.
  • An album of railroad stations in the USA and Canada 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.vistadome.com [Source type: General]

^ He pulled the train line communication cord, which set off a while in the engineer’s cab, to stop at the next station.
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^ The tracks were originally used by the Central Vermont and the Boston and Albany (NYC).The granite station, on the old Boston and Albany Railroad line, is no longer served by any railroad.
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Station facilities

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The typical non-terminus Lewes railway station in East Sussex, United Kingdom.
^ Station buildings United Kingdom .
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^ Paddington Station specializes in long-distance trains, allowing London commuters to travel to several locations throughout the United Kingdom .
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^ Photo credit: abhijeet.rane Leipzig Railway Station East Entrance .
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Passengers reach the island platform (on right) by a pedestrian footbridge. A second pair of platforms are out of view.
.Railway stations usually have ticket booths (British English: "ticket office" or "booking office"), ticket machines, or both, although on some lines tickets are sold on board the trains.^ Railway station Media in category "Train stations" .
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^ Chiayi station with Alishan Railway train .
  • Railway station - Wikimedia Commons 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC commons.wikimedia.org [Source type: Reference]

^ Is it possible to book tickets on line?

.Ticket sales may also be combined with customer service desks or convenience stores.^ Consult Transit Updates at www.mbta.com or Call Customer Service at (617) 222-3200 for any extra service that may be provided.
  • MBTA Commuter Rail > Lowell Line Schedules and Maps 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.mbta.com [Source type: General]

.Many stations include some form of convenience store.^ These three stations provide convenient transportation for tourists to many destinations throughout China.
  • Shanghai Train, Shanghai Railway Station, Train Tickets&Schedule 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.travelchinaguide.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Shanghai Railway Station Transportation Shanghai Railway Station is located near the city center with convenient access to many other modes of transportation.
  • Shanghai Train, Shanghai Railway Station, Train Tickets&Schedule 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.travelchinaguide.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Here's some interesting questions and answers: How many passenger and freight stations are there in the United States?
  • Train Stations of Connecticut 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.kinglyheirs.com [Source type: News]

.Larger stations usually have fast-food or restaurant facilities.^ Fast-Food Tips and Late-Night Munching Bratislava Restaurants > > More...

.In some countries, stations may also have a bar or pub.^ Please note that station locations on some Google maps may not be entirely accurate.
  • Montréal train station | VIA Rail 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.viarail.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Other station facilities may include: toilets, left-luggage, lost-and-found, departures and arrivals boards, luggage carts, waiting rooms, taxi ranks and bus bays.^ Beyond the Departures Board, on the other side, are more train lanes for Thalys (high speed trains from Paris to Brussels, Belgium, to the Netherlands and Germany) and Eurostar (high speed trains from Paris to London).
  • Gare du Nord Photo Tour | Paris by Train 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC parisbytrain.com [Source type: General]

^ September 21, 1917 - a newly constructed railway depot was presented to the public with a station restaurant (The Beanery) and a waiting-room dance.

^ If you're looking for the main bus station you can now find it the other side of the Dworzec Glowny - simply head underneath the platforms, follow the tunnel to the end and it's on your left.
  • Dworzec Glowny Krakow | Main Train & Bus Station in Krakow Poland 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.cracow-life.com [Source type: General]

Larger or manned stations tend to have a greater range of facilities. .A most basic station might only have platforms, though it might still be distinguished from a halt, a stopping or halting place that may not even have platforms.^ Even though Spotting World is far less formal than an encyclopaedia, this article may require still cleanup to meet Spotting World's quality standards.

^ The faded and discolored white walls of the Rabat Ville Station building might raise a few eyebrows, even though the water fountain outside the front of the building is beautiful.
  • Rabat Ville Train Station, Morocco | By Morocco Channel 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.morocco.com [Source type: News]

^ Tell me th place,not only tell me the bus station.It is no use.I can't find the bus station.Why is there no China,I come from China."
  • Dworzec Glowny Krakow | Main Train & Bus Station in Krakow Poland 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.cracow-life.com [Source type: General]

.In many African and South American countries, and in many places in India, stations are used as a place for public markets and other informal business.^ If you do plan to travel by train, you should remember that trains are a common form of public transport in the country and that the train carriages and stations may not be as clean or new as what you would find in other countries.
  • Train Stations in Russia | By Russia Channel 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.russia-channel.com [Source type: News]

^ Vitali used the station building to house a flea market.
  • AIR Decay :: Pawtucket-Central Falls Train Station 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.artinruins.com [Source type: General]

^ Tell me th place,not only tell me the bus station.It is no use.I can't find the bus station.Why is there no China,I come from China."
  • Dworzec Glowny Krakow | Main Train & Bus Station in Krakow Poland 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.cracow-life.com [Source type: General]

.This is especially true on tourist routes or stations near tourist destinations, as souvenirs can be made and sold to "wealthy" visitors to the country.^ WENHAM — Kids looking for rocks along the train tracks yesterday made a puzzling discovery: a detonated blasting cap on the tracks near the commuter rail station.
  • Detonated blasting cap found on tracks near train station - SalemNews.com, Salem, MA 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.salemnews.com [Source type: News]

^ Another favorable fact about the main station in Rabat is that it is located near to most tourist hotels, accommodation and attractions.
  • Rabat Ville Train Station, Morocco | By Morocco Channel 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.morocco.com [Source type: News]

.As well as providing services for passengers and loading facilities for goods, stations can sometimes have locomotive and rolling stock depots (usually with facilities for storing and refuelling locomotives and rolling stock and carrying out minor repair jobs).^ Each station is known for providing the best rail services across a specific area, so try to find out which one provides the best access for whatever part of the country you are planning to visit before booking your ticket.
  • Train Stations in Russia | By Russia Channel 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.russia-channel.com [Source type: News]

^ The heritage grant would be most suitable for the train station restoration as this project will be carried out over a period of several years.

^ Amtrak provides intercity passenger rail service to more than 500 destination in 46 states on a 21,000-mile route system.
  • Leavenworth WA Icicle Station Information 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.icicleinn.com [Source type: News]

Configurations of railway stations

.In addition to the basic configuration of a railway station, various features set certain types of station apart.^ For more additional information you can call the Shanghai Railway Station Information Line at 021-63179090, 021-95105123 or the Ticket Booking Line at 021-8008207890 (toll free), 021-95105105.
  • Shanghai Train, Shanghai Railway Station, Train Tickets&Schedule 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.travelchinaguide.com [Source type: Reference]

The first is the level of the tracks. .Stations are often sited where a road crosses the railway: unless the crossing is a level crossing, the road and railway will be at different levels.^ The Southern Cross Station in Melbourne takes railway travel into the 21st century with its undulating, self-ventilating roof.
  • Amazing Airport, Train & Bus Station Designs | Design + Ideas on WU 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC weburbanist.com [Source type: General]

^ STOP THE TRAIN STATION AT HWY 26 AND JOHN MCCAIN ROAD - The Petition Site browse my petitionsite create petition help .
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.The platforms will often be raised or lowered relative to the station entrance: the station buildings may be on either level, or both.^ Above is a photo of the entrance to the Eurostar platform within Gare du Nord station in Paris, located up the stairs/escalators on Level 1 (Niveau 1).
  • Gare du Nord Photo Tour | Paris by Train 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC parisbytrain.com [Source type: General]

^ This changed in the specials, in which scenes took place outside, in the signal house, and in a large basement-type room that may or may not be part of the station building.

^ Keep in mind that both MBTA and Pawtucket want a station built, whether or not it’s in that building, but if the building goes, so does the federal funding earmarked for the station.
  • AIR Decay :: Pawtucket-Central Falls Train Station 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.artinruins.com [Source type: General]

.The other arrangement, where the station entrance and platforms are on the same level, is also common, but is perhaps rarer in urban areas, except when the station is a terminus.^ Other stations in the same region .
  • Montréal train station | VIA Rail 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.viarail.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Above is a photo of the entrance to the Eurostar platform within Gare du Nord station in Paris, located up the stairs/escalators on Level 1 (Niveau 1).
  • Gare du Nord Photo Tour | Paris by Train 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC parisbytrain.com [Source type: General]

^ CHICAGO: Grand Central Station Perhaps more than any other American city, Chicago’s destiny has been a result of its transportation links to the rest of the country.
  • Demolished! 11 Beautiful Train Stations That Fell To The Wrecking Ball (And The Crappy Stuff Built In Their Place) - SkyscraperCity 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.skyscrapercity.com [Source type: General]

.Elevated stations are more common, not including metro stations.^ Within the train station you can find more supplies, often including pills , molotovs , pipe bombs and ammo .
  • The Train Station - The Left 4 Dead Wiki - Left 4 Dead, Left 4 Dead 2, Survivors, Infected, walkthroughs, news, and more 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC left4dead.wikia.com [Source type: General]

.Stations located at level crossings can be problematic if the train blocks the roadway while it stops, causing road traffic to wait for an extended period of time.^ The blocks south of the Hauptbahnhof, or main train station, feature a staggering number of hotels.
  • Cheap Hotels in South of the Train Station, Munich: EuroCheapo's Guide to Cheap Munich Hotels 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.eurocheapo.com [Source type: General]

^ The Farragut Naval Training Station, located near Coeur d' Alene, Idaho, was only operational between 1942 and 1946,...
  • Train Station - Shop Smarter.com 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.smarter.com [Source type: General]

^ The traffic congestion caused by the existing trains using the route is already bad enough.
  • Where Should The Madison High-Speed Rail Train Station Go? | Urban Milwaukee 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC urbanmilwaukee.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Occasionally a station serves two or more railway lines at differing levels.^ What metro line is it to Shanghai Railway Station.
  • Train Tickets in Shanghai Railway Station 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC home.wangjianshuo.com [Source type: General]

^ To see more about this historic rail line, once a part of the Central New England Railway in New York State and the New Haven Railroad , click here .
  • Train Stations of Connecticut 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.kinglyheirs.com [Source type: News]

^ The second underground floor and the third underground floor are respectively connected with the stations of the Subway Line 4 and the Subway Line 14 , and passengers can transfer to the subway trains without going out of the railway station.
  • Beijing Train, Railway Stations 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.beijingtrip.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.This may be due to the station's position at a point where two lines cross (example: Berlin Hauptbahnhof), or may be to provide separate station capacity for two types of service, e.g.^ With a super-modern steel and glass construction, the Hauptbahnhof is the biggest crossing-station in Europe .
  • NileGuide: 10 Coolest Train Stations Around the World 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC blog.nileguide.com [Source type: General]

^ The top 10 stations for car crime - combining numbers of stolen vehicles with car break-in offences - were all on those two lines.
  • Queensland's train station crime hotspots revealed 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.brisbanetimes.com.au [Source type: General]

^ Brandon is the first division point west of Winnipeg on the CP's main line to Vancouver.It's no longer in use as a station.

intercity and suburban .(examples: Paris-Gare de Lyon and Philadelphia's 30th Street Station), or for two different destinations.^ Gare de Lyon .
  • Landmarks and Attractions - Train Stations 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.motel.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 30th Street Station .
  • An album of railroad stations in the USA and Canada 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.vistadome.com [Source type: General]

^ Gare de Lyon Paris .
  • Railway station - Wikimedia Commons 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC commons.wikimedia.org [Source type: Reference]

.Stations may also be classified according to the layout of the platforms.^ Land that may need to be partially claimed for a station platform.
  • Where Should The Madison High-Speed Rail Train Station Go? | Urban Milwaukee 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC urbanmilwaukee.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Apart from single-track lines, the most basic arrangement is a pair of railway tracks for the two directions; there is then a basic choice of an island platform between, or two separate platforms outside, the tracks.^ The track was finished on August 13 [12] , and on August 25, The Herald and Torch Light (Hagerstown) was reporting train schedules between the two towns.

^ Cypress Hills (on Jamaica Avenue at Hemlock Street, Autumn Avenue and Crescent Street) opened 6/11/1917 and has two tracks and two wall platforms.

^ Thankyou ADMIN: There are direct fast trains going from Bratislava to Budapest almost every hour or two.

With more tracks, the possibilities expand.
.Some stations have unusual platform layouts due to space constraints of the station location, or the alignment of the railway lines.^ Above is a photo of the entrance to the Eurostar platform within Gare du Nord station in Paris, located up the stairs/escalators on Level 1 (Niveau 1).
  • Gare du Nord Photo Tour | Paris by Train 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC parisbytrain.com [Source type: General]

^ The second underground floor and the third underground floor are respectively connected with the stations of the Subway Line 4 and the Subway Line 14 , and passengers can transfer to the subway trains without going out of the railway station.
  • Beijing Train, Railway Stations 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.beijingtrip.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The new Lhasa Railway Station is the largest station on the Qinghai-Tibet Railway line which serves much of Tibet and southwestern China.
  • Amazing Airport, Train & Bus Station Designs | Design + Ideas on WU 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC weburbanist.com [Source type: General]

.Examples include staggered platforms, such as at Tutbury and Hatton railway station on the Derby - Crewe line, and curved platforms, such as Cheadle Hulme railway station on the Macclesfield to Manchester Line.^ What metro line is it to Shanghai Railway Station.
  • Train Tickets in Shanghai Railway Station 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC home.wangjianshuo.com [Source type: General]

^ The second underground floor and the third underground floor are respectively connected with the stations of the Subway Line 4 and the Subway Line 14 , and passengers can transfer to the subway trains without going out of the railway station.
  • Beijing Train, Railway Stations 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.beijingtrip.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The new Lhasa Railway Station is the largest station on the Qinghai-Tibet Railway line which serves much of Tibet and southwestern China.
  • Amazing Airport, Train & Bus Station Designs | Design + Ideas on WU 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC weburbanist.com [Source type: General]

.Triangular stations also exist where two lines form a three-way junction and platforms are built on all three sides.^ It's here that the two lines part ways with the CN heading north west to Saskatoon and Edmonton and the CP heading west to Regina and Calgary.

^ Neepawa is located in south central Manitoba.At one time there was 5 lines radiating out from Neepawa, all built by the Canadian Northern Rwy.-later Canadian National.

^ Beside tens of tram lines, there are currently three light metro lines (numbered 32, 35 and 41), all of which run in the western part of Bucharest.
  • Trains & train stations - Bucharest Transportation - VirtualTourist.com 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.virtualtourist.com [Source type: General]

Stops

A small terminus station is St Ives, Cornwall, United Kingdom.
.During a journey, the term station stop may be used in announcements, to differentiate a halt during which passengers may alight from a halt for another reason, such as a locomotive change.^ This station is no longer in use as such, after VIA withdrew service between Calgary and Edmonton.

^ The tracks continue past the station and lead into the tunnel from Whitehall Street to Brooklyn during rush hours the M uses this section to connect to the D Line.

^ This changed in the specials, in which scenes took place outside, in the signal house, and in a large basement-type room that may or may not be part of the station building.

.A railway stop is a spot along a railway line, usually between stations or at a seldom-used station, where passengers can board and exit the train.^ Railway station Media in category "Train stations" .
  • Category:Train stations - Wikimedia Commons 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC commons.wikimedia.org [Source type: Reference]

^ Chiayi station with Alishan Railway train .
  • Railway station - Wikimedia Commons 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC commons.wikimedia.org [Source type: Reference]

^ Konkan Railways train stations in Goa .
  • GoaCentral.Com-Train travel to Goa 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC goacentral.com [Source type: Reference]

.While a junction or interlocking usually divides two or more railway lines or routes, and thus has remotely or locally operated signals, a station stop does not.^ Reviews Add 32 sticker images of passengers, railway cars, porters, crossing signals, a water tank and more to a charming...
  • Train Station - Shop Smarter.com 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.smarter.com [Source type: General]

^ He pulled the train line communication cord, which set off a while in the engineer’s cab, to stop at the next station.
  • AIR Decay :: Pawtucket-Central Falls Train Station 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.artinruins.com [Source type: General]

^ There will be nine stops set along the line, respectively at Shanghai South Railway Station, Shenzhuang, Chunshen, Xinqiao, Minghang West, Yexie, Tinglin, Ruanxiang and Jinshan.
  • Shanghai Train, Shanghai Railway Station, Train Tickets&Schedule 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.travelchinaguide.com [Source type: Reference]

.A station stop usually does not have any tracks other than the main tracks, and may or may not have switches (points, crossovers).^ Being that it is located on the main line track (along with many other positives), the idea is gaining steam and now has some political backing.
  • 6 More Great Train Stations Lost To The Wrecking Ball » INFRASTRUCTURIST 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.infrastructurist.com [Source type: General]

^ Casablanca’s main station is the Casa Voyageurs and the smaller Casa Port Train Station does not have much rail traffic.
  • Train Stations in Morocco | By Morocco Channel 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.morocco.com [Source type: News]

^ An invitation “destination” station rather than a train stop To create a .
  • Parnell's vision for the Parnell Train Station 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.scribd.com [Source type: General]

Halts

.A halt, in railway parlance, is a small railway station, usually unstaffed and with few or no facilities.^ Bus No.27, 44 Da (44大), 44 Xiao (44小), 206, 347, 618, 800, 939 to Yutaoyuan (玉桃园), and then walk to the railway station.
  • Beijing Train, Railway Stations 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.beijingtrip.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Bus No.21, 331, 375, 387, 392, 490, 604, 650, 693, 743 to Suojiafen (索家坟), and then walk to the railway station.
  • Beijing Train, Railway Stations 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.beijingtrip.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Beijing North Railway Station or Xizhimen Station ( 北京北站或西直门站) Built in 1906 during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), Beijing North Railway Station is a rather small station.
  • Beijing Train, Railway Stations 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.beijingtrip.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

In some cases, trains only stop "on request"; i.e. when a passenger on the platform indicates that they wish to board, or a passenger on the train informs the crew that they wish to alight.
In the United Kingdom, most former halts on the national railway network have had the word halt removed from their names. Historically, in many instances the spelling 'halte' was used, before the spelling 'halt' became commonplace. .The only passenger station with the name 'halt' still in use today on the national network is (on the station platform sign) Manchester United FC Halt, which has a service only on football match days at Old Trafford stadium.^ Information boards are visible in the stations that indicate which platform should be used, times of departures and arrivals, the number of the train and also what route the train will be taking to get to its destination.
  • Train and Rail Stations, Lviv Suburban | By Ukraine Channel 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.ukraine.com [Source type: News]

^ It was built to bring visitors in for the Universal Exhibition of 1900, but after being in use for only 40 years, its … platforms were found to be too short for newer trains, and traffic was divided up between Paris' other stations.
  • Gridskipper: Paris' Train Stations 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC gridskipper.com [Source type: General]

^ Our list of train stations below only includes those stations that would be of use to foreign travelers.

.However, a number of other halts are still open and operational on privately owned, heritage, and preserved railways throughout the British Isles, and the word is often used informally to describe national rail network stations with limited service and low usage, such as the Oxfordshire Halts on the Cotswold Line.^ This station is no longer in use as such, after VIA withdrew service between Calgary and Edmonton.

^ CNR station at Sioux Lookout ON was built by the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway c.1910 which later became part of the Canadian National system.

^ Jaen Train Station car hire with the widest fleet, Jaen Train Station car hire, great service with low prices Jaen Train Station car rental.
  • Car Hire Jaen Train Station Rent a Car Jaen Train Station Car Rental in MacroCar 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.macrocar.net [Source type: News]

.The title halt is also sometimes applied colloquially to stations served by public services but not available for use by the general public, being accessible only by persons travelling to/from an associated factory (e.g.^ This station is no longer in use as such, after VIA withdrew service between Calgary and Edmonton.

^ Our list of train stations below only includes those stations that would be of use to foreign travelers.

^ The tracks were originally used by the Central Vermont and the Boston and Albany (NYC).The granite station, on the old Boston and Albany Railroad line, is no longer served by any railroad.
  • An album of railroad stations in the USA and Canada 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.vistadome.com [Source type: General]

.IBM Halt)(British Steel Redcar railway station), military base (e.g.^ It had a less dignified aftermath than Penn Station, too; some of the arch was dumped in a river, while some allegedly was used for landscaping a British Railways executive's garden .
  • Demolished! 11 Beautiful Train Stations That Fell To The Wrecking Ball (And The Crappy Stuff Built In Their Place) - SkyscraperCity 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.skyscrapercity.com [Source type: General]

Lympstone Commando) or railway yard. .The only such station where the "halt" designation is still officially used is Hoo Junction Staff Halt on the North Kent Line, which is used by staff to access marshalling yards and is not open to passengers.^ The airport plan will certainly hurt ridership on the line, and it’s fortunate that such a opportunity has presented itself in the Yahara Station to fix the potential misstep by WisDOT. .
  • Where Should The Madison High-Speed Rail Train Station Go? | Urban Milwaukee 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC urbanmilwaukee.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ BOSTON - North Station Boston completed its Union Station in 1895, but tore it down only thirty years later to build the Boston Garden basketball arena.
  • Demolished! 11 Beautiful Train Stations That Fell To The Wrecking Ball (And The Crappy Stuff Built In Their Place) - SkyscraperCity 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.skyscrapercity.com [Source type: General]

^ Train Station Vinohrady is only five minutes by train from the Main Train Station and handles most of the trains from the North, East, and South of Slovakia.

.The Great Western Railway, in Great Britain, began opening haltes [sic] on 12 October 1903; from 1905, the French spelling was anglicised to 'halt'. These GWR halts had the most basic facilities, with platforms long enough for just one or two carriages; some had no platform at all, necessitating the provision of steps on the carriages.^ This table gives the street address and destination code of most Amtrak stations as well as some stations no longer served.

^ I am very familiar with Britain's demolition work in the railway arena, but I had no idea that the US had been home to such fine architecture.
  • Demolished! 11 Beautiful Train Stations That Fell To The Wrecking Ball (And The Crappy Stuff Built In Their Place) - SkyscraperCity 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.skyscrapercity.com [Source type: General]

^ No one is there to stop them from defacing or breaking into someone's car, no one is there to fend off an attacker, but it's ok, the CCTV is there, just sitting there and watching.
  • Queensland's train station crime hotspots revealed 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.brisbanetimes.com.au [Source type: General]

.There was normally no station staff at a halt, tickets being sold on the train.^ Train Stations of Connecticut There are many train stations in Connecticut.
  • Train Stations of Connecticut 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.kinglyheirs.com [Source type: News]

^ "There is no train "station" at the Krakow airport.
  • Dworzec Glowny Krakow | Main Train & Bus Station in Krakow Poland 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.cracow-life.com [Source type: General]

^ This can make buying a train ticket tricky – especially during the holiday season when tickets may be sold out three or four weeks in advance.
  • Train Stations in Ukraine | By Ukraine Channel 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.ukraine.com [Source type: General]

.On 1 September 1904, a larger version, known on the GWR as a 'platform' instead of a 'halt', was introduced; these had longer platforms, and were usually staffed by a senior grade porter, who sold tickets, and sometimes booked parcels or milk consignments.^ We will forward your ticket booking inquiry to them who will take care of your needs.
  • Zhanjiang Train Schedule, Zhanjiang Train Station Timetable, Book Tickets Online! 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.chinahighlights.com [Source type: News]

^ These agencies will book trains for you and have the tickets waiting for you at your hotel in Bangkok, or they can send them to you in the UK by courier.
  • Train travel in Thailand | Train times & fares from Bangkok to Chiang Mai, Ko Samui, Phuket, Nong Kai etc. 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.seat61.com [Source type: General]

^ Especially over longer distances, train tickets are much cheaper than air travel and tickets for the trains can be booked up to forty-five days in advance.
  • Train and Rail Stations, Lviv Suburban | By Ukraine Channel 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.ukraine.com [Source type: News]

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In many Commonwealth countries, the term "halt" is still used.
.In the United States, such stations are now referred to as a flag stop.^ Train stations in the United States .
  • An album of railroad stations in the USA and Canada 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.vistadome.com [Source type: General]

^ By 1910 it was the busiest train station in the United States and continued to be the busiest for several decades.
  • An album of railroad stations in the USA and Canada 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.vistadome.com [Source type: General]

^ The Montpelier station in Orange, Virginia is at the home of James Madison, the fourth president of the United States.
  • An album of railroad stations in the USA and Canada 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.vistadome.com [Source type: General]

Security personnel patrolling at Anantnag railway station, India.

Accessibility

.Accessibility for people with disabilities is mandated by law in some countries.^ We can't just have it one way, it is because of this ONE WAY TERRORIST CALLING that some of these people are bombin countries, wrongly, but they do it because they dont see justice against terrorist in their lands!
  • London Train Station Explosions - Video 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.metacafe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Considerations include: elevator or ramp access to all platforms, matching platform height to train floors, making wheelchair lifts available when platforms do not match vehicle floors, accessible toilets and pay phones, audible station announcements, and safety measures such as tactile marking of platform edges.^ Businessman sitting in a train station on a train platform .
  • Train station Stock Photo Images. 8270 Train station royalty free images and photography available to buy from over 100 stock photo companies. 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.fotosearch.com [Source type: General]

^ The station has a wheelchair elevator to access the train.
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^ Businessman standing on train station platform, using mobile phone ...
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Goods stations

Goods station with fan of sidings and hump signals at Rostock, East Germany, 1986
.Goods or freight stations deal exclusively or predominantly with the loading and unloading of goods and may well have marshalling yards (classification yards) for the sorting of wagons.^ Paul Davis opened his dental office in the former freight and baggage room at the north end of the station in May of 2001.

^ Later the current station was built exclusively for passengers, and the old station was used exclusively for freight.

^ The age of the railroad may be over, but the marks of these powerful transport systems are evident everywhere you go - as well as abandoned train and subway stations.
  • Amazing Airport, Train & Bus Station Designs | Design + Ideas on WU 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC weburbanist.com [Source type: General]

.As goods have been increasingly moved by road, many former goods stations, as well as the goods sheds at passenger stations, have closed.^ The overgrown remains of Lilbourne station in Northamptonshire, on the former LNWR line from Rugby to Market Harborough which closed in 1966 .
  • Railway station - Wikimedia Commons 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC commons.wikimedia.org [Source type: Reference]

^ Many trains to Austria and Hungary can be found here as well and the Petrzalka station is a great alternative choice if a particular train from the main station does not fit your schedule.

^ Alternate stations are very close and offer good alternatives.
  • STOP THE TRAIN STATION AT HWY 26 AND JOHN MCCAIN ROAD - The Petition Site 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.thepetitionsite.com [Source type: General]

.In addition, many goods stations today are used purely for the cross-loading of freight and may be known as transshipment stations.^ Tokyo train stations may connect to just as many retail options, but none of them have the vast grandeur of this late 20th-century wonder.
  • Terrific Terminals: Seven Great Train Stations | Missouri 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.frommers.com [Source type: General]

^ The station built by the New York Central Railroad in 1918 is still in use today by Amtrak as well as the Metro-North Railroad.
  • An album of railroad stations in the USA and Canada 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.vistadome.com [Source type: General]

^ Paul Davis opened his dental office in the former freight and baggage room at the north end of the station in May of 2001.

Where they primarily handle containers they are also known as container stations or terminals.

Largest and busiest stations

Nagoya Station in Japan is the world's tallest railway station building.
The Gare du Nord in France is Europe's busiest station.
Clapham Junction, in South London, United Kingdom, is the busiest station in terms of rail traffic with an average of one train every 13 seconds at peak times.

Worldwide

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  • The world's busiest passenger station, in terms of daily passenger throughput, is Shinjuku Station in Tokyo, Japan.^ At its opening, it was the world’s largest and busiest railroad station and its trainshed was the largest roof span in the world.” .
    • 6 More Great Train Stations Lost To The Wrecking Ball » INFRASTRUCTURIST 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.infrastructurist.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The Daily Dig - World’s Scariest Bike Path Edition 6 More Great Train Stations Lost To The Wrecking Ball [...
    • 6 More Great Train Stations Lost To The Wrecking Ball » INFRASTRUCTURIST 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.infrastructurist.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Bullet Trains in Hikari Train Station Tokyo Japan .
    • Train station Stock Photo Images. 8270 Train station royalty free images and photography available to buy from over 100 stock photo companies. 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.fotosearch.com [Source type: General]

    [8] .The station was used by an average of 3.64 million people per day in 2007.
    • Ikebukuro Station in Tokyo is the world's second-busiest.^ Emma Says: January 16th, 2008 at 12:32 pm What happens on the days when people dont use the trains but stay in hotels?
      • Hot Swedes Use Body Heat to Heat Train Station | Inhabitat 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.inhabitat.com [Source type: General]

      ^ At its opening, it was the world’s largest and busiest railroad station and its trainshed was the largest roof span in the world.” .
      • 6 More Great Train Stations Lost To The Wrecking Ball » INFRASTRUCTURIST 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.infrastructurist.com [Source type: General]

      ^ People often ask, "Will I be OK booking my Bangkok-Chiang Mai ticket at the station on the day?".
      • Train travel in Thailand | Train times & fares from Bangkok to Chiang Mai, Ko Samui, Phuket, Nong Kai etc. 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.seat61.com [Source type: General]

      .The station was used by an average of 2.71 million people per day in 2007.
  • The world's largest station by floor area is Nagoya Station in Nagoya, Japan.^ At its opening, it was the world’s largest and busiest railroad station and its trainshed was the largest roof span in the world.” .
    • 6 More Great Train Stations Lost To The Wrecking Ball » INFRASTRUCTURIST 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.infrastructurist.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Finished just in time for the Summer Olympic Games, the huge 1 million square meter airport is the largest in the world and, one of the most beautiful.
    • Amazing Airport, Train & Bus Station Designs | Design + Ideas on WU 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC weburbanist.com [Source type: General]

    ^ People often ask, "Will I be OK booking my Bangkok-Chiang Mai ticket at the station on the day?".
    • Train travel in Thailand | Train times & fares from Bangkok to Chiang Mai, Ko Samui, Phuket, Nong Kai etc. 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.seat61.com [Source type: General]

    [9] .
    • However, the Nagoya Station complex incorporates two office towers and an underground shopping concourse, so the railway terminal itself is not large in comparison to others.
    • Shinjuku Station is the second largest.^ Two of the other saddest stories, not mentioned as they’re not (yet) demolished, are Buffalo Central Terminal and Michigan Central Station - both continue to deteriorate in tandem with the cities around them.
      • 6 More Great Train Stations Lost To The Wrecking Ball » INFRASTRUCTURIST 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.infrastructurist.com [Source type: General]

      ^ The Penn Center complex the city has today is relatively mediocre, but the concentration of office towers over the core commuter rail station is eminently practical and transit-sensible.
      • 6 More Great Train Stations Lost To The Wrecking Ball » INFRASTRUCTURIST 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.infrastructurist.com [Source type: General]

      ^ Posted by: Marilyne on December 4, 2009 2:52 AM There are plenty of trains to Suzhou from Shanghai railway station, you can buy the ticket any time at the station or other ticket offices.
      • Train Tickets in Shanghai Railway Station 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC home.wangjianshuo.com [Source type: General]

      .January 2010" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed]
  • In terms of platform capacity, the world's largest station by platforms is Grand Central Terminal in New York City, USA with 44 platforms[citation needed] and, as part of the East Side Access Project, the MTA will be adding 4 more platforms to accommodate future LIRR trains.^ Businessman sitting in a train station on a train platform .
    • Train station Stock Photo Images. 8270 Train station royalty free images and photography available to buy from over 100 stock photo companies. 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.fotosearch.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Grand Central Terminal opened in 1913 and was a terminus for New York Central Railroad trains.
    • An album of railroad stations in the USA and Canada 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.vistadome.com [Source type: General]

    ^ When the station opened it was the largest train station in the world.
    • An album of railroad stations in the USA and Canada 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.vistadome.com [Source type: General]

    • The Gare du Nord, Paris, is the second largest with 42 platforms.

Europe

Busiest
  • The Gare du Nord, in Paris, is Europe's busiest railway staion by total passenger numbers.
  • Clapham Junction, in south London, is Europe's busiest railway station by daily rail traffic (one train every 13 seconds at peak times; one train every 30 seconds at off-peak times).
  • Zurich Hauptbahnhof, Switzerland, is Europe's busiest railway terminus by daily rail traffic (Clapham Junction is a through station).
Largest
  • Leipzig Hauptbahnhof is Europe's largest railway station by floor area (24 platforms and several levels of shopping facilities beneath).
  • The Gare du Nord, in Paris, is Europe's largest railway staion by number of platforms.

North America

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  • Penn Station in New York City is the busiest station in North America.^ New York City routes .
    • Train Stations with Bicycle Routes -- Bike Hudson Valley 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.roberts-1.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Getting around in New York City .
    • Train Stations with Bicycle Routes -- Bike Hudson Valley 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.roberts-1.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Amtrak baggage policy Transportation Alternatives -- especially Bikes Aboard page BikeTrack -- on Trains Subways and other Light Rail of New York City .
    • Train Stations with Bicycle Routes -- Bike Hudson Valley 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.roberts-1.com [Source type: General]

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Other records

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  • Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue in New York City is the world's largest elevated terminal[citation needed] with 8 tracks and 4 island platforms.
  • The Shanghai South Railway Station, opened in June 2006, has the world's largest circular transparent roof.^ At its opening, it was the world’s largest and busiest railroad station and its trainshed was the largest roof span in the world.” .
    • 6 More Great Train Stations Lost To The Wrecking Ball » INFRASTRUCTURIST 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.infrastructurist.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Railway station "Kaliningrad-South" in Kaliningrad .
    • Railway station - Wikimedia Commons 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC commons.wikimedia.org [Source type: Reference]

    ^ When the station opened it was the largest train station in the world.
    • An album of railroad stations in the USA and Canada 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.vistadome.com [Source type: General]

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  • .
  • Châtelet-Les Halles, in the centre of Paris, is the busiest underground railway station in the world.^ This gleaming station, commissioned by the Belgian state railway, is easily one of the world's finest.
    • Liège-Guillemins train station: a ticket to tomorrow | Art and design | The Guardian 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

    ^ At its opening, it was the world’s largest and busiest railroad station and its trainshed was the largest roof span in the world.” .
    • 6 More Great Train Stations Lost To The Wrecking Ball » INFRASTRUCTURIST 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.infrastructurist.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Category:London Underground Category:Railway stations in the United Kingdom Category:Railway stations in London [ edit ] Station buildings United States .
    • Railway station - Wikimedia Commons 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC commons.wikimedia.org [Source type: Reference]

    .January 2010" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] Approximately 750,000 passengers pass through it per day.^ In 2003 the White Pass carried almost 5,400 passengers.
    • An album of railroad stations in the USA and Canada 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.vistadome.com [Source type: General]

    ^ In 1939 there were approximately 59,000 railway passenger stations, and in 1936 there were approximately 67,000 railway freight stations, in the United States.
    • Train Stations of Connecticut 9 February 2010 16:55 UTC www.kinglyheirs.com [Source type: News]

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Gallery

See also

Notes

  1. ^ 'Station' is however commonly understood to mean 'railway station' or 'train station' unless otherwise qualified. This is evident from dictionary entries e.g. Fowler H W and Fowler F G, The Concise Oxford Dictionary, 9th ed., 1995, where the primary meaning is given as "a regular stopping place on a railway line..." and 'bus station' and 'coach station' have separate entries under 'bus' and 'coach' respectively.

References

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  8. ^ "Machines & Engineering: Building the Biggest". Discovery Channel. 2008. http://www.discoverychannel.co.uk/machines_and_engineering/building_the_biggest/busiest_railway/index.shtml. Retrieved 2008-03-13. 
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