branch line


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branch line

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branchline

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(Railways) railways a secondary route to a place or places not served by a main line
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.branch line - a railway line connected to a trunk line
rail line, railway line, line - the road consisting of railroad track and roadbed
loop-line - a railway branch line that branches from the trunk line and then rejoins it later on
Translations

branch line

n (Rail) → linea secondaria
References in classic literature ?
It rained heavily all the way to Bright River, to which station they had to go, since the branch line train from Carmody did not connect with the boat train.
Formerly one was obliged to travel in India by the old cumbrous methods of going on foot or on horseback, in palanquins or unwieldly coaches; now fast steamboats ply on the Indus and the Ganges, and a great railway, with branch lines joining the main line at many points on its route, traverses the peninsula from Bombay to Calcutta in three days.
Being a baby boomer, though not a very successful one, I was able to experience the wonderful world of the rural branch line in Pembrokeshire and the Marches, which gave the non-car-owning public access to our glorious countryside.
Mike Gallop of Network Rail said: "The Amlwch branch line has been disused for nearly two decades and bringing it back to passenger use will be tough.
The logic behind branch line revival is emphasized by figures recently released by the Association of Train Operating Companies showing that on some branch lines passenger numbers have risen by up to 55% in twelve months alone.
The branch line will run from the midpoint to the Chinese border under the latest deal.
During the course of Lord Adonis's visit, which included taking a return trip on the branch line on board one of the railcars, he was given evidence of the operation's environmental, engineering and service achievements.
1 mile-long stretch of branch line which has been restricted to freight trains since the closure of the Waverley line to the Borders in 1969.
For decades the idea has been mooted in the Echo about a possible branch line to the airport but nothing happened.
Reds' top brass and transport chiefs travelled on the old Bootle branch line to see where a new Anfield station could be built.
It had ploughed into the approaching commuter train coming on the single track branch line between Barnt Green and Redditch.
It crosses the River Wear between the Frankland and Belmont areas of the city, and once carried the Newcastle to Bishop Auckland railway branch line, connecting what is now the east coast mainline with the mothballed Leamside Line.