I was wondering if someone might buy a train station if they could? I'm not really asking if you actually can or not, just if someone might. Say a person could buy it, and it was a maybe small station with slightly lower price than expected, so a good buy. Maybe they could buy it and then own it and then...
Many ex stations on disused railway lines have been sold as private houses
Sure. There's a restaurant in one not far from where I live.
Large and famous: Check out the Reading Terminal Market, in Philadelphia.
Yes, the old Parlee Beach station in Shediac N.B, is used as a summer home.
As you will see via this link [ Railwaystationcottages.co.uk Link ] there are currently at least two sets of station buildings up for sale in England, one located beside an operating railway line, the other on a disused one. There may well be some others being sold via other agencies.
Someone owns railways stations
That depends on the rail-road. Most often they are afraid to sell them because the buyer might interfere or cause a serious accident to normal operations.