USS Defiant and Yeager at DS9

Space way station

Q Continuum ranch house

Way station (Q Continuum)

A way station was a location on a route, where one could stop briefly for fuel and refreshments.

In 2370, Mora Pol dismissively referred to Deep Space 9 as a way station. (DS9: "The Alternate")

In 2372, a way station located on a desert road was created in a Human-understandable representation of the Q Continuum. (VOY: "Death Wish", "The Q and the Grey")

It was called a way station in the latter episode.
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