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    Please advise which is correct: London's station or London station.
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    Default Re: Possessives

    Quote Originally Posted by Nataliap700 View Post
    Please advise which is correct: London's station or London station.
    Of the two, London station is the more correct. However, since London has a number of stations, nobody would ever refer to "London Station".

    In fact, it's rare to even use the word "station" in London, we just say, "We'll be arriving at Euston (or Waterloo or Paddington etc)"

    If a city or town has only one station, then we do use "station".........

    "I'll meet you at Preston station at 5.30".

    Incidentally, although more and more people in the UK are using the phrase "train station", correct BrE requires "railway station".

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