If a station is in a tunnel, it is usually because the station has been constructed beneath the city to serve the city centre, or because the station was originally in a cutting which has subsequently been built over. not forming part of a complete metro, suburban railway or underground railway, system) are: Australia: Some new underground stations are planned on new underground railway lines in both Stockholm (Citybanan) and Gothenburg (Västlänken).

In Michigan City, Indiana, South Shore Line trains travel through the city on 10th Street and 11th Street with a station on 11th Street with the sidewalks acting like side platforms on the one track.

It is not unknown for a station to have platforms on all three sides of a triangular junction.

Hong Kong: Sometimes, a station may be built at a junction with a pair of platforms on each branch, resulting in a V-shaped station.

This is particularly common with Metro systems, but with surface-level railways it is often common to have separate stations on each line, or no connection at all.

Examples of stations at a rail-rail crossing include: The Netherlands: It was and still is common in the United States for stations to be located where two line cross at the same level, often without a connection between them.

Rare examples in the United Kingdom include: In Oakland's Jack London Square, the Amtrak and Capitol Corridor rail services, as well as through freight trains, actually operate along the street, with tracks embedded in the pavement (much the same way a tram would be expected to operate).

The station itself is in a structure some yards away from the platforms.

A railway station is a place where trains make scheduled stops.

Stations usually have one or more platforms constructed alongside the railway line.