In rail transport, a train is a vehicle or (more frequently) a string of vehicles capable of being moved along a continuous line of rails or other guideway for the purpose of conveying freight or passengers between points on a predetermined route. The train may be hauled or propelled by one or more vehicles designed exclusively for that purpose (locomotives) or may be driven by a number of motors incorporated in all or several of the vehicles (multiple units).
...that when Bridgeton Cross railway station in Scotland was closed along with both lines it served on 5 October 1964 as a result of the Beeching Axe, the tracks were subsequently lifted, but the station and tunnels were left intact, which enabled their reuse and reopening as part of the Argyle Line project in 1979?
...that when Amtrak announced the operation of a special Winter Park Expressexcursion train reviving the route of the Ski Train on February 25, 2015, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Winter Park Resort, Colorado, more than 450 seats sold out in less than 10 hours prompting the addition of a second train which also sold out quickly?
October 11, 2014 – The Shiraz Metro in Iran is officially opened. Construction began in 2001 with three lines planned for the system. The first 10.5-kilometre long (6.5 mi) section includes eight stations connecting Ehsan to Namazi; construction is continuing to extend this first line south to Gol-e-Sorkh Square to provide a connection to the local airport and adding 12 more stations along the route. (Railway Gazette)
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