(GNU) Photo: Derek Hodges
Union Station in Toronto
A railway station
is a facility found on railways
in some parts of the USA
), which serves as the point where passengers board and alight trains
. They can vary massively in size and importance, from small halts with a single platform and no structures to major termini with dozens of platforms and adjoining shops and facilities.
Railway stations usually have facilities for passengers to buy tickets (a booking office), a waiting area, and possibly baggage handling facilities. Stations can be located underground or on sections of elevated track.