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    Railway Crossing, Railroad Crossing, Train Crossing, Level Crossing or Grade Crossing

    What is the difference between them?

    Railway Crossing,
    Railroad Crossing,
    Train Crossing
    Level Crossing
    Grade Crossing

    Are they all the same and is it railroad crossing in the USA, railway crossing in the UK and train crossing in Australia?

    And what about level crossing and grade crossing? Are they any different from the first three?

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    Re: Railway Crossing, Railroad Crossing, Train Crossing, Level Crossing or Grade Cros

    In AmE we use railroad crossing and level crossing.
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    #3

    Re: Railway Crossing, Railroad Crossing, Train Crossing, Level Crossing or Grade Cros

    We generally talk of level crossings in the UK.

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    #4

    Re: Railway Crossing, Railroad Crossing, Train Crossing, Level Crossing or Grade Cros

    You didn't ask about stations, but in BE, most older people say 'railway stations', though younger people seem to favour the AE 'train station'.

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    #5

    Re: Railway Crossing, Railroad Crossing, Train Crossing, Level Crossing or Grade Cros

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    You didn't ask about stations, but in BE, most older people say 'railway stations', though younger people seem to favour the AE 'train station'.

    Isn't it "railroad station" in the USA?

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    #6

    Re: Railway Crossing, Railroad Crossing, Train Crossing, Level Crossing or Grade Cros

    I would say train crossing. (There are a couple nearby.)

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    Re: Railway Crossing, Railroad Crossing, Train Crossing, Level Crossing or Grade Cros

    I've never actually heard 'level crossing' - it means nothing to me. I was quite surprised at GoesStation's comment.

    Both 'train crossing' and 'railroad' crossing however are widely used in AmE, or at least in my part of the US. I use them both, but probably use 'train crossing' more, certainly during casual conversation.
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    #8

    Re: Railway Crossing, Railroad Crossing, Train Crossing, Level Crossing or Grade Cros

    Quote Originally Posted by Aamir Tariq View Post
    Isn't it "railroad station" in the USA?
    I'm sure some people use 'railroad station' in AmE, but nowadays 'train station' is far more common.

    In fact, if I'm reading the Ngram correctly, it's nearly four times more common.
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    Re: Railway Crossing, Railroad Crossing, Train Crossing, Level Crossing or Grade Cros

    Quote Originally Posted by Aamir Tariq View Post
    Isn't it "railroad station" in the USA?
    I have always heard (and use) train station.

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