station, stand, stop, rank
What is the difference in English between the terms :
station, stand, stop, rank when used in relation to transport,
such as buses, taxis, trains, trams.
A bus station, is an area where many bus depart on different routes. Usually at a bus station you can also buy tickets, and there is a counter where there is a person who can assist with routes and ticket purchases.
A bus stand or bus bay is a designated parking area where a bus on a particular route will be stopped.
While a bus stop is a designated place on the bus route, where it stops for a short period of time to allow passengers to get on or off.
A taxi parking bay where taxis may be waiting to pick up passengers is called a taxi stand in America, while in Britain it is called a taxi rank.
Places where trains stop to pick up or drop off passengers is called a train station.
For trams, the places where they stop to pick up or drop off passengers is known as a tram stop.
Transport hubs are where different modes of public transport are clustered at a location, so that you can interchange between routes and different forms of transport.
Adapted from a post by https://www.duolingo.com/kirakrakra :
.. in the neighborhood near Acropolis, Athens we have the following ( bus stop ) signs
ΣΤΑΣΗ ΤΡΟΛΛΕΫ, a bus-stop for 3 trolleys
ΣΤΑΘΜΕΥΣΗ ΤΑΞΙ, a taxi stand. Στάθμευση a short stop, ταξί a borrowed word and therefore not conjugated
ΣΤ. ΛΕΩΦΟΡΕΙΟΥ, a bus-stop (not a station= σταθμός) for many buses and trolleys
ΣΤΑΘΜΟΣ ΛΕΩΦΟΡΕΙΟΥ, on the opposite side for the same buses returning. It is not a station for them.
ΠΡΟΣΟΧΗ ΣΤ. ΤΡΑΜ/ Warning st. tram, is written on the ground near a tram-stop. No sign that it is a tram-stop. The same for a nearby bus-stop: no sign only the platform and information about the buses
στάση is a feminine noun : is the Greek word for the stop or the station.
In order to tell someone to stop you have to use a verb so you would say ''Σταμάτα''(Stamata - it's the imperative form of verb Σταματάω)
- Interesting discussion on "to stop" https://forum.wordreference.com/threads/%CF%83%CF%84%CE%B1%CE%BC%CE%B1%CF%84%CE%B7%CE%BC%CE%AD%CE%BD%CE%BF.2488265/