trackbed

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trackbed

(ˈtrækˌbɛd)
n
the foundation on which railway tracks are laid
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Tram-train would enable light-rail extensions into those areas, on-street or reusing derelict railway trackbeds. In many places, those trackbeds have been built over, but tram-train would obviate property acquisition and demolition by skirting around the blockages.
>>RRMETRO MODERNISATION IN NUMBERS Now in its fifth year, Nexus's PS389m Metro: all change programme has so far delivered: 25km of new track and trackbeds.
During the Beeching closures, far-sighted folks advocated retaining ownership of trackbeds as they could see future road saturation, but such advanced thought was ignored.
Much of the track was laid in the 1960s, though the route through South Gosforth and Jesmond, where six kilometres is being replaced, has trackbeds and drainage dating back 150 years.
1) renewing tracks and trackbeds from Tynemouth to Gateshead, including the busiest section of line through Newcastle city centre
Roads to Kirkburton, Meltham and Holmfirth run alongside disused trackbeds. It doesn't take a genius to conclude that something's not right about this.
Running from Benny Halt near Newquay to East Wheal Rose on one of the oldest trackbeds in Cornwall, is the Lappa Valley Steam Railway.
Tramways should be on roads not trackbeds. This would at a stroke: a) double the capacity of rail between Birmingham and Wolverhampton, which is currently one of the busiest stretches of track in the UK; b) bring the Snow Hill to Wolverhampton line back into the national network, handling local traffic as at present and through traffic to destinations such as those mentioned above, thus relieving considerably the pressure on New Street.
Dinosaur tracks and trackbeds in the middle part of the Glen Rose Formation, western Gulf Basin, USA.
Replacing rails on old trackbeds, thus reinstating direct routes, could reduce journey times by 30% and allow more capacity on the main lines.
Running from Benny Halt near Newquay to East Wheal Rose on one of the oldest trackbeds in Cornwall, the Lappa Valley Steam Railway beats a train set any day.
There are in the West Midlands, between Stourbridge-Walsall and Longbridge-Frankley, among others, disused railway trackbeds in situ.