tram·​way | \ ˈtram-ˌwā How to pronounce tramway (audio) \

Definition of tramway

1a : a railway for trams
b British : a streetcar line
2 : an overhead cable for trams

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Tickets are available at the tramway or for purchase in advance. Charlotte Chilton, Town & Country, "What to Do on Your Next Trip to Palm Springs," 5 Mar. 2019 Now The Joshua Tree House, $225 per night for 6 people Ride the Aerial Tramway Experience Coachella Valley's scenic vistas, sans incline, by taking the state park's aerial tramway to the summit. Charlotte Chilton, Town & Country, "What to Do on Your Next Trip to Palm Springs," 5 Mar. 2019 During the latter bit of those eleven weeks, the tramway became a bit of a hero among a number of public transportation advocates. Casey Newton, The Verge, "Why Twitter should ignore the phony outrage over “shadow banning”," 27 July 2018 Limestone buildings were scrubbed back to their original pale-yellow splendor; waterfront warehouses were demolished and replaced with a landscaped promenade; a sleek electric tramway was commissioned to link the city's neighborhoods. Molly Wizenberg, Town & Country, "Vintage Bordeaux," 14 Jan. 2013 The idea of an aerial tramway has been proposed several times over the years but has never taken off. Chris Irvine, Fox News, "Warner Bros. proposes solution to Hollywood sign tourist traffic with $100 million aerial tramway," 10 July 2018 Also, there is a tramway to take you up into the mountains for a great view. Scott Mcmurren, Anchorage Daily News, "Banff, Jasper and the incredible sights you’ll see driving up the Alaska-Canadian Highway," 10 June 2018 Part of which was working with the Austrian-Swiss company Doppelmayr/Garaventa to build the cutting-edge Wings of Tatev tramway, the longest reversible cableway in the world. Jennifer Billock, Smithsonian, "How a Record-Breaking Aerial Tramway Helped Save a Centuries-Old Armenian Monastery," 6 July 2018 Navajo Nation member Renae Yellowhorse works with a group called Save the Confluence, which helped shut down the tramway. Megan Michelson, Outside Online, "How Navajo Activists Defeated the Grand Canyon Escalade," 24 May 2018

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First Known Use of tramway

1825, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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