British English, traditional usage favours railway station or simply station, even though train station, which is often perceived as an Americanism, is now about as common as railway station in writing; railroad station is not used, railroad being obsolete there.
 In British usage, the word station is commonly understood to mean a railway station unless otherwise qualified.
American English, the most common term in contemporary usage is train station; railroad station and railway station are less common, though they have been more common in the past.
In addition to its use for storage facilities, in North America the term
depot is sometimes used as an alternative name for station, along with the compound forms train depot, railway depot, and railroad depot, but also applicable for goods and other vehicles.