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This WikiProject aims to provide a standard format for articles about a train station or metro station. Naming convention is excluded. Consult Wikipedia:Naming conventions (stations) instead. Consult Wikiproject trains for rail line and railway format.


The parent of this project is WikiProject Trains.

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Article structure[edit]

Article titling[edit]


The lead paragraph includes the name of the station as it appears on the system map, and not a short-hand name, but those can and should be mentioned later. It also mentions the system, the city or area, and the line(s) the station lies on, and, if notable, the location on the line(s). It is preferred that the first sentence of the lead begins along the lines of, for example, "Fremont station is..." or "Fremont [railway/metro/light rail/tram] station is..." (depending on the naming convention of the article, i.e. whether the article's title has "railway"/"metro"/"light rail"/"tram" in it).

Generally, infoboxes are used along with the lead. The most common infobox is {{Infobox station}}.

Article body[edit]

The next information should be the history of the station, including the date service began. Notable historic events specific to that rail station should go here. This should be followed by the area served by the station and major establishments and attractions near it. A list of lesser but still notable places can be supplied later.

A table should exist, displaying the line(s) and the next stations on that line, with a link to the appropriate line. The most common table is {{S-line}} and associated templates, which can be placed either in the infobox, under a separate section titled "Services", or at the bottom at the page.

Article template example[edit]

(The) [Station name] station is located in [the municipality where the station
is located] and is served by [train lines that serve the station]. [Notable information
also goes here, like if it's a terminus or changeover station...]

It is located at [address/intersection].  [Other notable locations here, like proximity
to a university or sports venue]. Service began [date].

[If applicable, add a few paragraphs about history here]

==Notable places nearby==
* [List of places that people going to this station may be interested in knowing about]

The table should go below the rest, since this kind of information is more appropriately rendered horizontally on the bottom. Also, {{s-line}} and associated templates can be used. The western or northern or counter-clockwise station should go on the left. If there is a western or eastern link, that should take precedence (as seen in the second example below), since it would make poor sense to have the eastern link on the left.

Examples of table for Metro Center station (Washington Metro):

Next station north:
Farragut North
Washington Metro
Red Line
Next station south:
Gallery Place
Next station west:
McPherson Square
Washington Metro
Orange Line
Next station east:
Federal Triangle
Washington Metro
Blue Line
Washington Metro
Silver Line

The above is now less commonly used in favor of S-line templates (which are commonly used in {{Infobox station}}):

Preceding station   WMATA Metro Logo.svg Washington Metro   Following station
toward Shady Grove
Red Line
toward Glenmont
Blue Line
toward Vienna
Orange Line
Silver Line

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