rapid transit

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rapid transit

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

rap′id tran′sit


n.
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
References in classic literature ?
The begrimed windows rattled incessantly from the passing of elevated trains.
Doors banged somewhere; the elevated trains roared intermittently; a cat yowled miserably upon a back fence.
LAHORE -- After completion of first four elevated metro train stations during the current week, project contractors have been given a deadline of seven days for completion of seven more elevated train stations.
FMany families have collective memories of the elevated train service which operated alongside the port's docklands.
The MoU covers two major projects - a 20-km elevated train in Baghdad and development of a metro system in Basra, said senior officials after signing the deal at the Franco-Iraqi meeting in the presence of Dr Sami Al Araji, the head of National Investment Committee of Iraq and Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, French Secretary of State.
The first project is a 20km elevated train in Baghdad and Alstom will be responsible for supplying rolling stock, electromechanical systems, tracks and associated civil works.
Adjacent to a street with an elevated train line, the building has been designed to fit comfortably within the low-rise commercial streetscape.
There will be impacts on commuter car parking while the five new elevated train stations are built.
The government has allowed Metro Manila's elevated train system to reserve first coaches exclusively for PWDs, pregnant women, senior citizens, and women with children - because of the country's laws that nurture them, Cruz added.
The property at the south west corner of Van Buren and Canal Streets in the West Loop is within Chicago's central business district and is adjacent to the Chicago Transit Authority's elevated train system and close to Union Station, Ogilvy Transportation Center and Interstate 290, the company said.
Pedone said new lighting will be installed in the area beneath the elevated train tracks and the eyesore netting below the bridge will be removed and replaced with a new protective canopy.
Wearing a flowing patterned robe, his dreadlocks pulled back with a shawl draped over his head and shoulders, her grandfather Moreh Mordekai Gordon spoke in a Jamaican accent to those assembled at the small Mount Horeb congregation, perched on a hill not far from the elevated train.