Intermediate station

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An intermediate station is a railway operating point on a continuous railway line. In a narrower sense it is a railway station without further subsequent track, as opposed to separation , connection , intersection and contact stations . In a broader sense, an intermediate station is generally any station on the route between its terminal stations .

The majority of all train stations are intermediate train stations. Mostly they are built as a through station, there are only a few intermediate stations in the shape of a head , for example at some switchbacks . If there is a station building , it is usually to the side of the tracks. For intermediate stations, which both serve the passenger and goods transport, a distinction is made between common location (station building and freight transport systems on the same side of the tracks) and counter-support (freight equipment on the other side of the track).

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