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station, stand, stop, rank

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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.
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  • 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.


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I have posted this here, as we had a big discussion about all these terms.
And why in English the term "station" was not used to refer to the different types of stops where you get on and off public transport.

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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

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Adapted from comments by https://www.duolingo.com/Evanna93 in https://www.duolingo.com/comment/17478455

  • 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)


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