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Category:Train stations in the United KingdomEdit

At present, this category structure is a mess, with some categories named Train stations in... and some named Railway stations in... User:Juiced lemon has attempted to do some cleaning up, e.g. by putting Category:Railway stations in Staffordshire as a sub-cat of Category:Train stations in Staffordshire, but there is still a lot more work to do.

I cannot find any reference to a British v US use of English policy on Commons, but the equivalent policy on Wikipedia states that UK English should be used for UK related subjects, and it would make sense to apply this here. Train stations is generally considered incorrect, or an Americanism, in the UK, therefore I propose that this directory and all sub-directories should be renamed Category:Railway stations in the United Kingdom, and all relevant sub-directories be similarly renamed. This may lead to a non-conformity with the draft policy Commons:Naming categories, but as the UK category structure already fails to conform to this, and is significantly large enough to be considered a tree in its own right, I do not see this being a problem. – Tivedshambo (talk) 13:07, 6 December 2007 (UTC)

Be bold. If it's considered incorrect, then change it to the better. The current categories on commons are a big mess. (I've cleaned up some Germany and Saxony related categories, so I know what I'm talking about.) If you could improve the usability a lot by not following the current naming conventions, then it's a big step forward. --32X 05:34, 18 December 2007 (UTC)
In the absense of any objections, I've requested this for bot renaming on User talk:CommonsDelinker/commands – Tivedshambo (talk) 12:52, 18 December 2007 (UTC)

Objection. Renaming all categories starting with Railway station to Train station. Siebrand 08:55, 22 December 2007 (UTC)

  Done Siebrand 10:01, 22 December 2007 (UTC)
Comment Still not done - despite several requests to the bots owner. If there are no objections, I'll do the work manually this weekend. – Tivedshambo (talk) 18:33, 9 January 2008 (UTC)

Done, apparently. --rimshottalk 14:58, 30 January 2008 (UTC)


Aargh! Please - please - as this is a British category, could we get rid of this awful Americanism and rename it Railway stations in the United Kingdom? The same applies to the various subcategories.Tivedshambo 16:53, 21 June 2007 (UTC)

I disagree (see the Universality principle in Commons:Naming categories - I have written this page). Rename this Wikipedia article: Train station, and you'll have a argument to rename Category:Train station and its subcategories. --Juiced lemon 20:15, 21 June 2007 (UTC)
I have not made any arguments for renaming Train station to Railway station, either in Wikipedia or here. I have merely suggested that the British category and its subcategories are renamed. See also Category talk:Train stations in England‎. Tivedshambo 21:05, 21 June 2007 (UTC)

Proposed renameEdit

  • Very strong oppose to renaming this category back to train stations. See Commons:Categories for discussion/Current requests/2007/12/Categories of train stations where this category was renamed to railway stations. The phrase train stations is considered incorrect in British usage, and thgerefore railway stations should be used instead. – Tivedshambo (talk) 10:35, 12 January 2009 (UTC)
    • Also oppose to all the sub-categories which have been similarly tagged. – Tivedshambo (talk) 10:41, 12 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Although I prefer myself a UK standard, I can live with the "Train stations" "de facto" standard and the UK "Railway" exception. I will try to keep the exceptions in mind provided that they are documented on the top level category pages. --Foroa (talk) 13:55, 12 January 2009 (UTC)
  • I see this was moved and then moved back. Railway station is the standard scheme for UK railway stations - every enwp article follows a similar basis, and it makes sense to go with consistency there. See Naming conventions (UK stations). -mattbuck (Talk) 18:05, 18 October 2016 (UTC)
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