passenger rail

noun

: trains that take passengers rather than cargo
passenger rail service between the two cities

Examples of passenger rail in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Advertisement Recommendations for the 33-mile rail segment from Los Angeles to Anaheim includes four mainline tracks that would be used by the bullet train, other passenger rail and BNSF freight trains. Colleen Shalby, Los Angeles Times, 17 May 2024 Work is set to begin April 22 on a $12 billion high-speed passenger rail line between Las Vegas and the Los Angeles area, with officials projecting millions of ticket-buyers will be boarding trains by 2028. Ken Ritter, The Christian Science Monitor, 22 Apr. 2024 The Orange County Transportation Authority, which owns the track through San Clemente, worked with Metrolink, which operates regional passenger rail service, to build a 200-foot-long wall at Mariposa Point to shore up the hillside. Teresa Watanabe, Los Angeles Times, 24 Mar. 2024 Lawmakers are racing to beat fast-approaching government shutdown deadlines in March, but deep policy divisions may slow them down on everything from passenger rail funding to Internal Revenue Service resources to support for the World Health Organization. Jacob Bogage The Washington Post, arkansasonline.com, 12 Feb. 2024 Officials hope to resume passenger rail service by early April after the wall is built and any necessary track repairs — stemming from damage during construction — are completed. Hannah Fry, Los Angeles Times, 28 Feb. 2024 Then in 2013, the Orange County Transportation Authority was chosen to oversee intercity passenger rail service. Hanna Kang, Orange County Register, 25 Feb. 2024 The study proposed eight potential locations for Madison's future passenger rail station. Claire Reid, Journal Sentinel, 29 Jan. 2024 Las Vegas — President Biden on Friday is announcing $8.2 billion in new funding for 10 passenger rail projects nationwide, representing the largest federal investment in passenger rail transportation since Amtrak was created in 1971. Bo Erickson, CBS News, 8 Dec. 2023

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“Passenger rail.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/passenger%20rail. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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