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 222716698:
      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.
    • 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.

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