Is it correct to say “This train not taking passengers”?

I hear this announcement often at the train-station. Is this grammatically correct, without an ‘is’ after the word ‘train’?

Answer

It’s fine for train-station announcements and the like. A form of ellipsis. Means dropping some syntax. Got it?

ellipsis |iˈlipsis|
noun ( pl. -ses |-sēz|)
the omission from speech or writing of a word or words that are superfluous or able to be understood from contextual [NOAD]

Just don’t use this particular form of ellipsis in formal writing and you should be fine.

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