A waiting area where passengers enter and exit a passenger train. Often there are sheltered areas offering protection from inclement weather. Ticket stations, vending machines, and restrooms may also be present.
A train station (US English or UK English) or railway station (UK English) (also called a railroad station, rail station, depot or commonly in the UK station) is a facility at which passengers may board and alight from trains and/or goods may be loaded or unloaded. It usually consists of at least one building for passengers (and possibly goods) plus other installations associated with the functioning of the railway or railroad.