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Which rail if double track?[edit]

It is known that not all countries have the same set of rules for which side traffic goes for highway and railway. For example, highway traffic moves on the right but railway traffic on the left in China (both Mainland and Taiwan). Can anyone write about which rail to go if there is more than one track?

As regards left/right running in Europe, see here [1].

In the U.S., I believe almost all double-track lines are dual-signaled so that there is really no "wrong-way" operation. However, I believe locomotives usually if not always have their control stand on the right side, which would create a preference for right-hand running, since it allows the operator (called "engineer," not "driver," in North America) to more easily see the trackside signs and signals. (talk) 06:32, 20 May 2008 (UTC)

Split ownership[edit]

This section should mention at the very least which stretch of railway it is talking about, and probably name the companies involved. JPD 12:03, 1 December 2005 (UTC)

Quadruple Track[edit]

I'm not knowledgeable enough to edit this article myself. But the Amtrak Northeast Corridor line is certainly quadruple track or greater along much of its length. StevenJ81 (talk) 19:40, 2 February 2016 (UTC)

There's an article Quadruple track. G-13114 (talk) 20:42, 2 February 2016 (UTC)
Right. But that's probably the single most important example in the US; it's the busiest line in the country by a fair amount. StevenJ81 (talk) 15:30, 3 February 2016 (UTC)