railway system


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Noun1.railway system - line that is the commercial organization responsible for operating a system of transportation for trains that pull passengers or freightrailway system - line that is the commercial organization responsible for operating a system of transportation for trains that pull passengers or freight
cable railway, funicular, funicular railway - a railway up the side of a mountain pulled by a moving cable and having counterbalancing ascending and descending cars
cog railway, rack railway - railway for steep mountains; a cogwheel on the locomotive engages cogs on a center rail to provide traction
elevated, elevated railroad, elevated railway, overhead railway, el - a railway that is powered by electricity and that runs on a track that is raised above the street level
line - a commercial organization serving as a common carrier
metro, subway, subway system, underground, tube - an electric railway operating below the surface of the ground (usually in a city); "in Paris the subway system is called the `metro' and in London it is called the `tube' or the `underground'"
monorail - a railway having a single track
rail - short for railway; "he traveled by rail"; "he was concerned with rail safety"
scenic railway - small railway in an amusement park
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A projected line was to run through Lowick parish where the cattle had hitherto grazed in a peace unbroken by astonishment; and thus it happened that the infant struggles of the railway system entered into the affairs of Caleb Garth, and determined the course of this history with regard to two persons who were dear to him.
Presidents of great railway systems bought whole editions of it to give to their employees.
In 1938, at the peak of the railway system in the country, there were 2,400 kilometers of railroad tracks across the country.
The P3.2-billion contract with DOTr comprises an electrical and mechanical package for a four-kilometer railway system extension with two additional stations eastwards.
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The railway system in Macedonia is systematically being destroyed although the railway traffic is environmentally the cleanest, the safest, the most conformable and financially the most affordable means of transport.
Cuba's first new train passenger cars in more than four decades set off on their maiden journey across the island on Saturday in what the government hopes will prove a total revamp of its decrepit railway system with help from allies Russia and China.
During a visit to the automatic control and operation center of Germany's railways in Berlin, the prime minister called for benefiting from the distinguished experiments of Germany's railway system. The prime minister was accompanied during his tour by the ministers of electricity, investments, transport, the head of the Arab Organization for Industrialization and the Egyptian ambassador in Berlin, as well as member of the presidency advisory board and Egyptian scientist Hany Azer.
As the human factor is considered the weakest link in cybersecurity, comprehensive training for operator and supporting infrastructure staff ensures cybersecurity awareness and adequate skills across the railway system. In terms of technology, security controls must consist of specific building blocks added to the architecture of the railway system throughout the entire design and build process.
A Seoul subway operator has been placed in the driver's seat for the construction of the first urban railway system in Da Nang, a tourist destination on Vietnam's east coast.