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    final stop

    Does it sound natural and realistic?
    (Given situation: A train is about to reach the final stop. The driver makes an announcement through the speakers.)

    1 (stressed driver) We're reaching (or arriving at?) Central Station. This train ends here. Everybody get out now!

    2 (relaxed driver) We're reaching (or arriving at?) Central Station. This train ends here. Everybody please leave the train. Thank you for using the public transportation system and have a nice day.

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    Re: final stop

    Even a stressed driver is probably going to lose his job if he's stupid enough to announce "Everybody get out now!"

    In the UK, the fairly standard announcement is "Ladies and gentleman, we are approaching XXX, our final stop/destination. This train terminates here. Please remember to take all your personal belongings with you when leaving the train. Thank you for travelling with [name of train company]".

    Most companies have their own specific standard announcements. I imagine, from a public relations point of view, your second sentence is roughly what they expect the driver to say. "Arriving at" is needed in yours, and "terminates here".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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