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Template:Stnlnk

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[[{{{1}}} railway station|{{{1}}}]]

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Usage

This template expands a name (first parameter) to link to the appropriate railway station article, without displaying "railway station".

Optionally a second parameter can be supplied to distinguish between identically named stations in different locations. (With respect to the UK, this is typically the county level administrative division.)

A third parameter can be used to change the displayed station name.

The template can be abbreviated as {{rws}} (for railway station).

For example:

{{stnlnk|Wolverhampton}} expands to [[Wolverhampton railway station|Wolverhampton]].

{{stnlnk|Bramley|Hampshire}} expands to [[Bramley railway station (Hampshire)|Bramley]].

{{stnlnk|Ashford International||Ashford Intl}} expands to [[Ashford International railway station|Ashford Intl]].

Note:

This template will correctly handle all the standard forms of station name disambiguation:

  • Xxx railway station (Location)
  • Xxx (Location) railway station
  • Xxx railway station, Location
  • Xxx station (Location)
  • Xxx (System station)
  • Xxx (System)

Discretion should be used on whether to name the place itself or the station that serves it. In railway articles it is generally preferred to use the station unless specifically talking about the place, for example that Peterborough serves the city of Peterborough.

Almost all British stations follow the link form of terminating with "railway station".

See also

A number of other templates provide the same function for specific systems:


TemplateData

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TemplateData for Stnlnk

Typing aid for railway stations articles

Template parameters

This template has custom formatting.

ParameterDescriptionTypeStatus
Station name1

The title of the railway station article, without "railway station"

Default
empty
Example
Wolverhampton
Auto value
empty
Stringrequired
Station location2

Distinguishes between identically named stations in different locations

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Stringsuggested
Link label3

Change the displayed link text from station name

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Stringsuggested