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Parts of railway and tram systems

artery

noun

an important road, railway, or river

branch line

noun

a railway track between small towns on which small and fairly slow trains run. A track between larger towns, with larger and faster trains, is called a main line.

buffer

noun

one of two metal springs at the front and back of a train and at the end of a railway line that helps to protect the train if it crashes

the Channel Tunnel

a train tunnel under the English Channel between England and France

connection

noun

a road or railway system that allows you to travel from one place to another

cutting

noun

a passage cut through something such as rock to allow a road or railway to pass through

extension

noun

a part of a road or railway line added to the existing one

feeder

noun

a minor road, railway line, or air service that leads to a major one

gauge

noun

the distance between the two metal rails (=tracks) of a railway, or between the wheels of the train

interchange

noun

a place where you change from one railway line to another

junction

noun

a place where two or more railway lines join together

level crossing

noun

a place where a road crosses a railway and gates are used to stop cars when a train is coming

line

noun

a part of a railway system

line

noun

the long metal bars on which trains travel

main line

noun

an important railway between two cities

marshalling yard

noun

an area where sections of trains are connected together

meeting point

noun

a point at an airport or railway station where people can arrange to meet

points

noun

a section of railway track that moves between two sets of track so that a train can cross from one to the other

rail

noun

one of the pair of metal bars that a train travels on

railhead

noun

the place where a railway line ends

railroad

noun

the metal track that trains travel on

railway

noun

the metal track that trains travel on. The American word is railroad

railway line

noun

the metal track that trains travel on

siding

noun

a short railway track connected to a main track

signal box

noun

a small building next to a railway from which the signals and tracks are controlled

sleeper

noun

one of the large pieces of wood that support a railway track

spur

noun

a part of something such as a railway or an electrical circuit that goes in a different direction from the main part

track

noun

a railway line

train station

noun

the place where trains stop to let passengers on and off

tramlines

noun

the metal tracks on a street that a tram travels along

tramway

noun

the metal tracks on a street that a tram travels along

turntable

noun

a round flat area used for turning train engines round

way station

noun

a station between the major stations on a railway line

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