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Interchange station

A tram/train interchange in Birmingham, United Kingdom.
People's Square, transfer station of Shanghai Metro

An interchange station or a transfer station is a train station for more than one railway route in a public transport system that allows passengers to change from one route to another, often without having to leave a station or pay an additional fare.

Transfer may occur within the same mode, or between rail modes, or to buses (for stations with bus termini attached). Such stations usually have more platforms than single route stations. Passengers may be required to pay extra fare for the interchange if they leave a paid area.

Examples

Some interchange stations offer only transfer between routes and do not have the ability for passengers to enter or exit the network, for instance Cornbrook on the Manchester Metrolink light rail system in Manchester, United Kingdom (although passenger entrances and exits for the station were later established in 2005), and Shing Mun Tunnels Bus Interchange in the New Territories, Hong Kong. Manhattan Transfer (PRR station) on the Pennsylvania Railroad was located outside Newark, New Jersey in a relatively isolated area, and was used primarily for passenger interchange.

Sometimes cross-platform interchange is offered between mainline railways and city metro systems, such as Barking station and Stratford station in London, England, and Nam Cheong Station in New Kowloon, Hong Kong.

In some cases, no dedicated underground passage or footbridge is provided, and therefore passengers have to transfer between two parts of a station through city streets. Examples include Kuramae Station of Toei in Tokyo, Japan and [[Lexington Avenue / 59th

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