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).
Yawkey is a passenger rail station on the MBTA Commuter RailFramingham/Worcester Line, located in the Fenway-Kenmore neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts near Kenmore Square. The station sits below grade between Beacon Street and Brookline Avenue, next to the Massachusetts Turnpike. Yawkey station was originally opened as an infill station in 1988, for limited service to Boston Red Sox games at Fenway Park. Regular commuter service began in 2001 for riders headed to Boston University, Kenmore Square, and the Longwood Medical and Academic Area. Inbound and outbound trains formerly shared a single two-car platform on the inbound track, requiring Yawkey passengers to embark or debark from the front two cars of outbound trains or the rear two cars of inbound trains. In 2012, work began on a new station, which includes two longer high-level platforms and an overhead pedestrian bridge. Passengers boarded from the east end of the new station until March 10, 2014; after delays, it opened fully that day. The new station is served by all Worcester Line trains; it is expected to increase ridership at Yawkey from 585 total daily boardings and alightings to 937. By a 2012 count, there were 827 daily (362 boardings and 465 alightings).
...that in fiscal 2013, Hamamatsuchō Station in Japan was used by an average of 155,784 passengers daily on JR East trains and 108,080 passengers daily on Tokyo Monorail trains, making it the sixteenth-busiest JR East station and the busiest Tokyo Monorail station?
June 28, 2015 – Ian Allan, creator of the ABC series of roster books on British railways in the 1940s and founder of Ian Allan Publishing, passes away a day before his 93rd birthday. He was active in railway preservation and sat on various railway trusts and helped to reinstate steam-hauled excursions using privately-owned locomotives, after the end of steam on British Rail. (Telegraph)
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