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    #1

    I wonder if these words are English

    Are the following expressions acceptable to English-speaking people?

    1. Taxi stop
    If no, how do you say a place in front of an airport, for example, where people wait in line to get taxis?
    Can I say, "Taxi platform"?

    2. Group tour bus
    Chan I say, "Chartered coach" instead?

    3. High-speed intercity bus
    Can I say, "high-speed intercity coach" instead?

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    #2

    Re: I wonder if these words are English

    snappy.
    Terms like these have a lot of regional variations, so I can only tell you what I would be most likely to call them.
    1) a taxi stand (I've heard "taxi stop", never "taxi platform")
    2) a charter bus (in my experience more common than "chartered bus")
    3) an inter-city express bus
    – "coach" instead of "bus" is also common and sometimes means a more luxurious vehicle.

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    #3

    Re: I wonder if these words are English

    A taxi rank.

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