track·​age | \ ˈtra-kij How to pronounce trackage (audio) \

Definition of trackage

1 : lines of railway track
2a : a right to use the tracks of another railroad line
b : the charge for such right

Examples of trackage in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Caltrain already has benefited from this approach to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars for electrification on the premise that, at some point in the future, high-speed trains would use the same trackage. John Horgan, The Mercury News, "Horgan: High-speed hijinks: Is it bait and switch?," 11 Sep. 2019 The commission said then there were signs that lack of competition in interconnection and trackage rights, which is allowing use of tracks by other operators, had restricted access to lines and pushed up freight costs. Anthony Harrup, WSJ, "Mexican Antitrust Commission Closes Probe of Railroads," 8 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of trackage

1880, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Trackage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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