rapid transit

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rapid transit

An urban passenger transportation system using elevated or underground trains or a combination of both.

rap′id tran′sit

a system of public transportation in a metropolitan area, usu. a subway or elevated train system.
[1870–75, Amer.]
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Noun1.rapid transit - an urban public transit system using underground or elevated trainsrapid transit - an urban public transit system using underground or elevated trains
public transit - a public transportation system for moving passengers
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Test trains are running on a brand new section of elevated rail for the very first time, and three more dangerous and congested level crossings are gone forever.
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Pursuant to the project, the company will construct a half-mile of elevated rail structure and associated work and this new station will provide access to the transit centre, adjacent park-and-ride facilities, North Seattle Community College, local shopping and nearby homes and businesses.
Though construction of elevated rail and metro systems are under way, they won't be ready anytime soon and some Hanoians think the bikes trend is irreversible.
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