Talk:Hartford Union Station

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edit·history·watch·refresh Aiga railtransportation 25.svg To-do list for Hartford Union Station:

Here are some tasks awaiting attention:
  • Expand : Find other information on all past railroads and trains that used the station prior to the takeover of passenger service by Amtrak in 1971.
  • Infobox : Combine the Amtrak infobox and National Register of Historic Places infoboxes as one.
     Done by User:Vegaswikian on January 20, 2013 at 22:01 (UTC).

Requested move[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

No support for proposed move. Vegaswikian (talk) 23:56, 17 January 2010 (UTC)

Hartford Union StationUnion Station (Hartford, Connecticut) — This page should be moved to match the (City, State) naming convention. It can't be moved the traditional way because the new name is a redirect. Murjax (talk) 01:04, 10 January 2010 (UTC)

  • Oppose Of the 93 articles in Category:Union stations in the United States, fewer than 40 are named in that way. I don't see the significance of a convention used by a minority of articles that it should affect. Nyttend (talk) 04:41, 11 January 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose Replying to Murjax's question to Nyttend: I think the most basic naming rule is that a place should be called by the most commonly used name for a place. It seems from usage in the article, at least, that "Hartford Union Station" is the commonly and historically used name that should be used. Because there are a number of places whose common name is the same, just "Union Station", though, those ones have to get a disambiguating parenthetical phrase tacked onto their wikipedia article name. The parenthetical phrase is not part of the place's actual name, which should be shown in bold in the lede of the article. By the way, I prefer that the parenthetical disambiguation be in format (City, State) for U.S. stations for compatibility to the use of (City, State) for disambiguating NRHPs and other U.S. places. Here, there is just one known "Hartford Union Station" so the article can get just that, with no disambiguating phrase needed. doncram (talk) 19:39, 11 January 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose as the current title is simpler and apparently more common. I would support striking the first or second "Springfield" from those stations, though, in the interest of common sense. Ucucha 13:30, 12 January 2010 (UTC)
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.