commuter rail


: part of a railroad made especially for people who work in a city but live outside it

Examples of commuter rail in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As a result, the agency raised some $3 billion to purchase 1,500 subway cars, a fleet of new buses and new commuter rail trains. Sam Roberts, New York Times, 7 Nov. 2023 To win over the Republican Left of Catalonia, the Socialists also agreed to cancel 15 billion euros in Catalan regional debt and transfer control of a commuter rail service to the Catalan government. Beatriz Ríos, Washington Post, 9 Nov. 2023 The district’s Coaster commuter rail has eight stations between Oceanside and downtown San Diego. Phil Diehl, San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 Oct. 2023 The letter indicated that transportation services created with federal workers in mind, such as commuter rail and Metro, are facing challenges without a steady, predictable stream of passengers. Michael Laris, Washington Post, 22 Sep. 2023 Shuttle buses will replace trains on the commuter rail’s Kingston, Middleborough and Greenbush Lines between South Station and Braintree on the weekends of Sept. 9-10, Sept. 23-24 and Sept. 30-Oct.1, as well as starting at 7:30 p.m. each night on Sept. 5-7, Sept. 12-14 and Sept. 19-22. Chris Lisinski,, 29 Aug. 2023 Metro-North commuter rail service from Manhattan was suspended for much of the day but began resuming by evening. CBS News, 30 Sep. 2023 Crews also repaired commuter rail tracks, and service returned Tuesday morning. Vivi Smilgius,, 19 Sep. 2023 Meanwhile, the region’s transit and commuter rail systems are operating well below capacity. Michael Laris, Washington Post, 22 Sep. 2023 See More

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“Commuter rail.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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