Railway station

From Citizendium
Jump to navigation Jump to search
This article is a stub and thus not approved.
Main Article
Related Articles  [?]
Bibliography  [?]
External Links  [?]
Citable Version  [?]
This editable Main Article is under development and subject to a disclaimer.
(GNU) Photo: Derek Hodges
Union Station in Toronto, Ontario.

A railway station is a facility found on railways (or railroads in some parts of the U.S.), which serves as the point where passengers board and alight trains. They can vary massively in size and importance, from small halts with a single platform and no structures to major termini with dozens of platforms and adjoining shops and facilities.

Railway stations usually have facilities for passengers to buy tickets (a booking office), a waiting area, and possibly baggage handling facilities. Stations can be located underground or on sections of elevated track.