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WHAT DOES RAIL TRANSPORT MEAN IN ENGLISH?
Rail transport is a means of conveyance of passengers and goods, by way of wheeled vehicles running on rails. It is also commonly referred to as train transport. In contrast to road transport, where vehicles merely run on a prepared surface, rail vehicles are also directionally guided by the tracks on which they run. Track usually consists of steel rails installed on sleepers/ties and ballast, on which the rolling stock, usually fitted with metal wheels, moves. However, other variations are also possible, such as slab track where the rails are fastened to a concrete foundation resting on a prepared subsurface. Rolling stock in railway transport systems generally has lower frictional resistance when compared with highway vehicles and the passenger and freight cars can be coupled into longer trains. The operation is carried out by a railway company, providing transport between train stations or freight customer facilities. Power is provided by locomotives which either draw electrical power from a railway electrification system or produce their own power, usually by diesel engines. Most tracks are accompanied by a signalling system.
The translations of rail transport from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «rail transport» in English.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «RAIL TRANSPORT» OVER TIME
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Australia has an economic interest in ensuring our cities have 21st century urban rail transport to reduce traffic congestion.
10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «RAIL TRANSPORT»
Discover the use of rail transport in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to rail transport and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
ECMT Round Tables European Integration of Rail Freight Transport
Further separation of railway infrastructure from rail transport undertakings is
essential for making the carriage of goods by rail more attractive. Admittedly,
further separation of infrastructure from the rail transport undertakings dominating
European Conference of Ministers of Transport, 2004
Indicators of the Environmental Impacts of Transportation: ...
Presents quantitative nat. est. of the magnitude of transport's. impacts on the environ. It is the most comprehensive compilation of environmental and transport. data to date.
Mark Corrales Michael Grant Evelyn Chan, Michael Grant, Evelyn Chan, 2000
A Handbook of Transport Economics
'This Handbook is a stellar compilation of up-to-date knowledge about the important topics in transport economics.
André De Palma, Robin Lindsey, Emile Quinet, 2011
Tourism and Transport: Modes, Networks and Flows
RAIL TRANSPORT Rail transport played a significant role in the economic
growth of many countries during the 19th century and, to some extent, the early
20th century (Turton & Black, 1998). In Romania, for example, the development of
David Timothy Duval, 2007
Railway Management and Engineering
Characteristics of rail transport 7.2.7. Ability to transport high volumes The main
characteristic of rail transport involves its capability to join several units into trains
. Therefore, in freight transport, trains of 15,000* tons with multiple coupling are ...
Vassilios A. Profillidis, 2006
A Guidebook for Forecasting Freight Transportation Demand
... of interest, express any estimated change in rail TLC as a percentage change
in the cost of rail transport, exclusive of OLC. Use judgment to distinguish
between the effects on truck-competitive rail movements and other rail
Sustainable Transport: Priorities for Policy Reform
Rail transport does not appear to have the same limitations. A fully loaded train
requires only one-third of the energy per passenger-kilometer of a fully loaded
car and little more than one-tenth as much as a fully loaded airplane (over
Modern Railway Transportation: Proceedings of the ...
This book reviews the international and national scene in all sectors of the industry and takes a look at the development which will continue into the 21st century.
B. H. North, 1993
Multimodal Transport Law: The Law Applicable to the ...
Conflicts which are possible only if the CMR is considered applicable to
roadstagesofa contractinvolvingbothinternationalroadcarriage andinternational
rail transport.30 And then there are the introduction of a CIM consignment note
Marian Hoeks, 2010
Towards Better Performing Transport Networks
For rail transport, the main externality is noise and constitutes more than 50 per
cent of the total external rail costs. In general each external cost (air pollutants,
global warming, noise, and accidents) of road transport is much higher than for