I am trying to remember how many thread discussions over the last twelve months there have been concerning this matter and I will be surprised if anyone will make any comment on this new thread that was not discussed ad nauseum on those previous threads.
I go back a long way now and I can remember when Railway Stations were called just that. But the term "Train Station" is everywhere now. It doesn't seem to be used much here so is it just used by grockles? It makes me want to scream.
Its an accurate description, the trains are stationary. railway station could refer to any point where the rails are stationary.
I generally call big stations railway stations though....
Railway Station is the correct term. We are NOT yanks,
That is all.
Railway station is correct, but there's nothing incorrect about train station. To be honest I normally just say station, or when there's a need to differentiate, Surbiton station for example.
How does the OP feel about 'tube station'?
I prefer "Underground Station" - which does , after all, describe it better than "tube station" - but tube station doesn't annoy me as much as "***** station". It's a matter of common usage.
What about stations such as Kew Gardens or Harrow on the Hill? They aren't underground but 'Tube' is a brand of TfL so Tube trains still call, even though it's actually sub surface stock.
Sorry, I'm being a massive pedant but I honestly can't see the problem with train station. It's just another name, but because it's from America that's somehow bad. At least they're not being called railroad stations!
but don't those in the US call them Railroad stations though rather than train stations?
I don't think I've ever really used the term 'railway station'. 'Train station' seems to roll off the tongue better!
The bus station is where you go to catch a bus, the tube station is where you go to catch a tube, and the train station is where you go to catch a train.
A tube station would also be a railway station- after all, the tube runs on rails! And a bus station would be a 'road station'- which really doesn't work!
To be honest, if I say 'train station', people understand what I'm talking about, and likewise if people say 'railway station'.
The Americans also use the term 'Terminal'. As far as I'm concerned the terminal is something at an airport. The Americans also use the word terminal to describe any station where all the trains terminate.