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Inter-city rail services are train services which cover larger distances than commuter trains. This article is about trains in rail transport. ... A Connex commuter train stands by the platform in Melbourne, Australia Regional rail systems, or commuter rail systems, usually provide a rail service through a central business district area into suburbs or other locations that draw large numbers of people on a daily basis. ...

In continental Europe, the long distance trains are operated as the InterCity brand. The term InterCity originated with the British Rail's InterCity sector, but the term went out of official use following privatisation. World map showing location of Europe A satellite composite image of Europe Europe is geologically and geographically a peninsula, forming the westernmost part of Eurasia. ... Inter-city rail services are train services which cover larger distances than commuter trains. ... British Railways (BR), later rebranded as British Rail, ran the British railway system, from the nationalisation of the Big Four British railway companies in 1948 until its privatisation in stages between 1994 and 1997. ... Categories: Rail stubs | British Rail(ways) ...

The principal network of inter-city trains in mainland Europe is called EuroCity, distinguished from the InterCity network by its better support for international travels, even though IC trains also traverse borders. EuroCity, abbreviated EC, denotes a train service within the European inter-city rail network. ...

High-speed railways have particularly few stops. The German high-speed train line was named InterCity Express indicating evolution from older InterCity trains. TGV R seau class, Marseille St-Charles station This page is about high speed rail in general. ... This article is about the ICE trains. ...

In the United States, the inter-city trains are operated by Amtrak over a network which is much less dense than the European one. Amtrak is the trademark name of an intercity passenger train system created on May 1, 1971 in the United States. ...

In Australia, the national inter-city network which connects all mainland Australian capital cities except for Canberra and Brisbane is operated by Great Southern Railway. Other inter-city trains that traverse shorter distances are operated by V/Line, CountryLink, Queensland Rail and TransWA. Australian "inter-city" railways are not true inter-city services, given their usual leisurely speed and primary role, which is to transport people between regional areas and the nearest capital city or for the tourist market. As a result, Australian networks refer to these services as "country" trains, with the term "intercity" used informally to describe long-distance commuter rail, e.g. by CityRail. Australians usually fly direct using airlines for true "inter-city travel", given the massive distance involved in rail travel in Australia, what are usually slow speeds, poor rail corridor alignments and the lack of dedication to providing quality rail services by both the Commonwealth and State governments. The fastest trains in regular service are the tilting trains used by Queensland Rail, which have a top speed of 160km/h and and average of only 80km/h. Transport in Australia is a highly significant part of the infrastructure of the Australian economy, since the distances are large and the country has a relatively low population density. ... Categories: Rail stubs | Transport in Victoria ... CountryLink is the name given to the train services that runs throughout regional areas in the state of New South Wales, Australia. ... QR, formerly known as Queensland Rail and Queensland Railways, is the corporation responsible for the operation and maintenance of the railway system in the State of Queensland, Australia. ... CityRail is the name of the extensive system of urban, suburban and interurban passenger railways based on metropolitan Sydney, the capital city of the State of New South Wales, Australia. ... Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is the sixth-largest country in the world, the only country to occupy an entire continent, and the largest in the region of Australasia/Oceania. ... QR, formerly known as Queensland Rail and Queensland Railways, is the corporation responsible for the operation and maintenance of the railway system in the State of Queensland, Australia. ...

In Great Britain, the inter-city rail links are operated by a number of private companies. In Ireland, the inter-city rail network is maintained by Iarnród Éireann and Northern Ireland Railways. Since the privatisation of British Rail, trains on the British railway system are operated by several companies, mainly on the basis of a regional franchises let by the Strategic Rail Authority. ... 1994: Iarnród Éireann Iarnród Éireann (IÉ; in English Irish Rail), is the largest passenger railway system in Ireland. ... Northern Ireland Railways (NIR), formerly (and briefly) Ulster Transport Railways (UTR) is the railway division of the state-owned transport company Translink responsible for running the railway network in Northern Ireland. ...

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Intercity Rail Program (1995 words)
Significant investment will be needed in these rail corridors to meet the capacity needs of the freight railroads, improve signalling, and increase grade crossing protection to allow the speeds of up to 110 mph that are recommended to attract passengers and create benefits for the state.
Over 17,000 intercity travelers were surveyed to determine existing trip patterns and purposes, and to quantify the values of time, speed, convenience and other factors that could attract travelers to rail service.
One of the most significant findings was that intercity travellers would be willing to use intercity rail service in significant numbers only if it were as fast or faster than the automobile, implying a trip of average speed of 70-75 mph or higher.
High-Speed Rail Cars, Monorails and Systems (10786 words)
Commuter rail transportation means short-haul rail passenger service operating in metropolitan and suburban areas, operated by a commuter authority whether within or across the geographical boundaries of a State, usually characterized by reduced fare, multiple ride, and commutation tickets and by morning and evening peak period operations.
High-speed rail cars and monorail cars are closer in design to intercity rail cars than to the other types of rail cars covered by the Board's guidelines for transit vehicles and the planned service may have characteristics similar to intercity rail.
Consequently, each high-speed rail or monorail passenger or food service car must be accessible and have at least one wheelchair seating space (for individuals who wish to remain in their wheelchairs) and at least one wheelchair storage space (for individuals who wish to transfer to a seat) according to section 1192.125(d).
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