United Kingdom, 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.
United States, the most common term in contemporary usage is train station. Railway station and railroad station are less frequent.
In North America, the term depot is used most commonly as an alternative name for station, along with the compound forms train depot, railway depot, and railroad depot, but also applicable for buses and other vehicles, especially in rural areas where it might be understood as a direct equivalent to stop or halt. Outside North America, a
depot is "[a] place where buses, trains, or other vehicles are housed and maintained and from which they are dispatched for service."