Train station

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A train station, also called a railway station (mainly British Commonwealth) or railroad station (mainly US), and often shortened to just station,[note 1] is a railway facility where trains regularly stop to load or unload passengers or freight (goods). It generally consists of a platform next to the tracks and a building (depot) providing related services such as ticket sales and waiting rooms. Connections may be available to intersecting rail lines or other transport modes such as buses or rapid transit (metro) systems.

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The world's oldest railway station built for steam locomotives still in use is Edge Hill in Liverpool, also on the Liverpool to Manchester line. The current station was opened in 1836 and has been in continual use ever since. The remains of the original Edge Hill Station, which like Liverpool Road Station opened in 1830, are a few hundred metres from the current Edge Hill Station.

In October 2010 The World's Oldest Working Railway Station Society was established in Liverpool to help promote recognition of Edge Hill as part of transportation history. The aim of the society is to encourage the creation of a World Rail Expo at Edge Hill as a tourist attraction and as a celebration of rail transportation around the globe. The concept of celebrating Edge Hill Station's historic significance was embraced by the local passenger transport executive, Merseytravel, at a meeting of its Rail Services Committee held on October 6, 2010. The Chair of Merseytravel, Councillor Mark Dowd, a former train driver who drove steam trains in his early career, has launched the idea of celebrating Edge Hill as the World's Oldest Working Railway Station. Merseytravel has established a Working Group to discuss the feasibility issues around the proposal to develop the station and its environs by utilising its unique heritage.

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