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    Cool New word for 'raiway station'

    1) Is the word 'railway station' quite modern or is there anything newer than that?

    2) If I imply the building of a railway station, would it be more correct to say 'terminal', not 'the station' itself?

    Translating into English at the moment, so thinking over lots of things twice as deep. Thank you.

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    Re: New word for 'raiway station'

    Quote Originally Posted by Mary Bright View Post
    1) Is the word 'railway station' quite modern or is there anything newer than that?
    In Canada, I would say train station.

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    Re: New word for 'raiway station'

    In BrE it's "railway station" or, colloquially, just "the station".

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    Re: New word for 'raiway station'

    Quote Originally Posted by Mary Bright View Post
    2) If I imply the building of a railway station, would it be more correct to say 'terminal', not 'the station' itself?
    We don't really use trains to travel here but my gut* tells me that I'd say "the station" to refer to the building where you buy your ticket and have your coffee while you wait but I'd use "terminal" to refer to specific boarding areas as they're designated at the station. Ex. terminal A, terminal B, etc.

    *Not scientifically accurate

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    Re: New word for 'raiway station'

    Quote Originally Posted by Mary Bright View Post
    1) Is the word 'railway station' quite modern or is there anything newer than that?

    2) If I imply the building of a railway station, would it be more correct to say 'terminal', not 'the station' itself?

    Translating into English at the moment, so thinking over lots of things twice as deep. Thank you.
    Terminal would be correctly only at the end of a line, as in terminus.

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    Re: New word for 'raiway station'

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    Terminal would be correctly only at the end of a line, as in terminus.
    This is a very literal interpretation. You just got to think dialogically.


    Buildings for all sorts of forms of transportation are called terminal -- airport terminal, bus terminal, train terminal... It might be a starting point for me, but it's the end point for someone else.

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    Re: New word for 'raiway station'

    Quote Originally Posted by freezeframe View Post
    This is a very literal interpretation. You just got to think dialogically.


    Buildings for all sorts of forms of transportation are called terminal -- airport terminal, bus terminal, train terminal... It might be a starting point for me, but it's the end point for someone else.
    Dialogically? If I understand you correctly, that went out with Hegel.

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    Re: New word for 'raiway station'

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    Dialogically? If I understand you correctly, that went out with Hegel.
    If it went out, it also must, at the same time, come in.

    It was a joke... I'm having a hard time with my sense of humor here. Tough crowd!

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    Re: New word for 'raiway station'

    I noticed no American English speakers replied. We would say "rail station" -- then again there are very few in my area of the world. :)

    Terminal typically implies a large transfer area building, a "stop" is a point otherwise along the rail line where passengers embark/disembark.

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    Re: New word for 'raiway station'

    I've never heard "rail station" on any continent. Americans say "railroad station".

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