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Australia has an economic interest in ensuring our cities have 21st century urban rail transport to reduce traffic congestion.
Anthony Albanese

Meaning of "rail transport" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF RAIL TRANSPORT

rail transport  [reɪl ˈtrænsˌpɔːt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF RAIL TRANSPORT

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Rail transport is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES RAIL TRANSPORT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

rail transport

Rail transport

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.

Definition of rail transport in the English dictionary

The definition of rail transport in the dictionary is the system of taking passengers or goods from one place to another by railway.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH RAIL TRANSPORT


airport
ˈɛəˌpɔːt
Bridgeport
ˈbrɪdʒˌpɔːt
carport
ˈkɑːˌpɔːt
chaseport
ˈtʃeɪsˌpɔːt
Coalport
ˈkəʊlˌpɔːt
cotransport
kəʊˈtrænsˌpɔːt
davenport
ˈdævənˌpɔːt
Gosport
ˈɡɒsˌpɔːt
heliport
ˈhɛlɪˌpɔːt
jetport
ˈdʒɛtˌpɔːt
lakeport
ˈleɪkˌpɔːt
multiport
ˈmʌltɪˌpɔːt
Newport
ˈnjuːˌpɔːt
outport
ˈaʊtˌpɔːt
seaport
ˈsiːˌpɔːt
Shreveport
ˈʃriːvˌpɔːt
Southport
ˈsaʊθˌpɔːt
spaceport
ˈspeɪsˌpɔːt
Stockport
ˈstɒkˌpɔːt
teleport
ˈtɛlɪˌpɔːt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE RAIL TRANSPORT

rail
rail gauge
rail link
rail rage
rail strike
rail traffic
railbed
railbird
railbus
railcar
railcard
railer
railhead
railing
railingly
railings
railleries
raillery
railless
railman

WORDS THAT END LIKE RAIL TRANSPORT

active transport
asport
blood sport
bulk transport
container transport
disport
electron transport
export
extreme sport
means of transport
membrane transport
mode of transport
multisport
passport
public transport
road transport
spectator sport
spoilsport
sport
team sport
transport

Synonyms and antonyms of rail transport in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «rail transport» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF RAIL TRANSPORT

Find out the translation of rail transport to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
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.

Translator English - Chinese

铁路运输
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

transporte ferroviario
570 millions of speakers

English

rail transport
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

रेल परिवहन
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

النقل بالسكك الحديدية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

железнодорожный транспорт
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

transporte ferroviário
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

রেল পরিবহন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

transport ferroviaire
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pengangkutan kereta api
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Schienenverkehr
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

鉄道輸送
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

철도 수송
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Transportasi alur
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

vận tải đường sắt
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ரயில் போக்குவரத்து
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

रेल्वे वाहतूक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

demiryolu taşımacılığı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

trasporto ferroviario
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

transport kolejowy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

залізничний транспорт
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

transportul feroviar
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σιδηροδρομικές μεταφορές
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

spoorvervoer
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

järnvägstransporter
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

jernbanetransport
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of rail transport

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «RAIL TRANSPORT»

The term «rail transport» is regularly used and occupies the 80.570 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «RAIL TRANSPORT» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «rail transport» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «rail transport» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about rail transport

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QUOTES WITH «RAIL TRANSPORT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word rail transport.
1
Anthony Albanese
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.
1
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 the ...
European Conference of Ministers of Transport, 2004
2
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
3
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
4
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 rail ...
David Timothy Duval, 2007
5
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
6
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 movements. 4.
‎1997
7
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 distances ...
‎1996
8
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
9
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 for ...
Marian Hoeks, 2010
10
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 rail ...
Bart Jourquin, Piet Rietveld, Kerstin Westin, 2006

7 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «RAIL TRANSPORT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term rail transport is used in the context of the following news items.
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Oil Industry Asks Court to Block Rail Transport Safety Rules
The oil industry is challenging new federal rules intended to improve the safety of oil-by-train transportation, opening the first legal fight in a two-year effort to ... «New York Times, May 15»
2
New rules for crude-by-rail transport fall short
While the new rules are a step toward safer rail transport, it is a disappointing decision for the dozens of communities the oil trains roll through on the way to ... «SFGate, May 15»
3
Rail Transport: Oil train derailment involved safer tank cars
GALENA, Ill. (AP) — The two rail cars that split open and burst into flames during a western Illinois oil train derailment were retrofitted with protective shields to ... «PennEnergy, Mar 15»
4
US Seeks New Rules for Rail Transport of Fuel
But they aren't as stringent as some in the rail and energy industry feared. ... The deadline for cars used to transport other flammable liquids that typically pose ... «Wall Street Journal, Jul 14»
5
DOT Issues Emergency Order for Crude Oil Rail Transport
The U.S. Department of Transportation issued an emergency order on February 25 to address the safety of transporting crude oil by rail. According to the order, ... «NASDAQ, Feb 14»
6
Rail Transport: 99.9% Safe
Last month, a train carrying crude oil near Casselton, North Dakota crashed, leading many to question the safety of transporting energy by rail. «Forbes, Feb 14»
7
Getting back on track with rail transport
As traffic jams clog our highways and fuel costs increase, railway engineer Frank Szanto is pleased railway transport is making a comeback in most Australian ... «ABC Online, Apr 13»

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