railway station

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railway station (plural railway stations)

  1. (Britain) A place where trains stop for passengers to embark and disembark.
    • 1897 December (indicated as 1898), Winston Churchill, chapter II, in The Celebrity: An Episode, New York, N.Y.: The Macmillan Company; London: Macmillan & Co., Ltd., →OCLC:
      I had occasion […] to make a somewhat long business trip to Chicago, and on my return […] I found Farrar awaiting me in the railway station. He smiled his wonted fraction by way of greeting, […], and finally leading me to his buggy, turned and drove out of town. I was completely mystified at such an unusual proceeding.
    • 1944 July and August, “London Railway Stations in 1893”, in Railway Magazine, page 201, taken from The English Illustrated Magazine of June 1893:
      In conclusion, I would remark that the great railway stations of London deserve to be visited every whit as much as St. Paul's Cathedral, the Abbey, or the Tower, and they are as worthy a memento of this century as those buildings are of the days that are gone.
    • 2019 October, John Glover, “Heathrow rail expansion”, in Modern Railways, page 71:
      Committed infrastructure improvements and delivery of Heathrow's rail vision has the potential to increase the number of railway stations directly connected to the airport by a multiple of six, to 36 [not including London Underground stations], while the number of stations accessible by a single interchange could increase from 125 today to 697 by 2040.