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).
The Abbey Line (or St Albans Abbey Branch Line) is a railway line from Watford Junction to St Albans Abbey. The 6.5-mile (10.5 km) route passes through town and countryside in the county of Hertfordshire, just outside the boundaries of the London fare zones. Its northern terminus in St Albans Abbey is located in the south of the city, around 1.2 kilometres (0.75 mi) away from the larger St Albans City railway station on the Thameslink line. The Abbey Line is a semi-rural line and, due to its single-track operation, service frequencies are limited. The service is sometimes referred to locally as the Abbey Flyer.
...that in fiscal 2013, the JR East portion of Kita-Senju Station in Tokyo was used by an average of 203,428 passengers daily (boarding passengers only), while the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line portion was used by an average of 283,962 passengers per day, making Kita-Senju the tenth-busiest station operated by JR East and the third-busiest on the Tokyo Metro network?
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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