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Encyclopedia > Terminal station

Terminal Station was also the name of a railway station in Chattanooga, Tennessee; see Chattanooga Choo Choo. Nickname: Scenic City (official), River City, Chatty, ChatTown, Chattavegas, The nooga Motto: {{{motto}}} Official website: http://www. ... Chattanooga Choo Choo was a Glenn Miller big-band/swing song featured in the 1941 movie Sun Valley Serenade, which starred amongst others Milton Berle and Joan Davis. ...


A terminal station, or terminus (plural: termini or terminuses) is commonly used to describe a bus station or train station/railway station. Specifically this refers to an end destination, where the route or line terminates. For other meanings, see Bus stop (disambiguation). ... Passengers bustle around the typical grand edifice of Londons Broad Street station in 1865. ... Passengers bustle around the typical grand edifice of Londons Broad Street Station in 1865. ...


Rail services

In the context of rail transport, a terminal station refers to the termination of the railway line at that point. Hence, all platforms may be accessed without having to cross the rail tracks. This may not be true if the station yard lies behind the passenger station, but in this case, the station may not strictly be regarded as a terminus. Rail transport refers to the land transport of passengers and goods along railways or railroads. ... A railway platform is a section of pathway, alongside rail tracks at a train station, metro station or tram stop, at which passengers may board or alight from trains or trams. ... track Railroad or railway tracks are used on railways, which, together with railroad switches (points), guide trains without the need for steering. ...


The largest and most famous rail terminal in the United States is Grand Central Terminal in New York City, USA. Often major cities, such as London and Boston will have one or more termini, rather than routes straight through the city. Train journeys through such cities often require alternative transport (metro, bus or taxi) from one terminus to the other. Some cities, including New York, have both situations. Chicago has four major rail terminals presently in service, of which only one provides Amtrak intercity service (see Rail stations of Chicago). Grand Central Terminal, along 42nd Street, next to the Grand Hyatt New York and the Chrysler Building Grand Central Terminal (often still called Grand Central Station, although technically that is the name of the nearby post office and New York City Subway station on the IRT Lexington Avenue Line) is... The construction of the Empire State Building, 1930. ... Part of the London skyline viewed from the South Bank London is the most populous city in the European Union, with an estimated population on 1 January 2005 of 7. ... Boston is a town and small port c. ... Metro is: a general term, synonymous with rapid transit, subway or underground, for an urban underground rail public transit system (see list of rapid transit systems); any of several specific public transport systems, including: Bi-State Development Agency in Missouri and Illinois, d/b/a Metro since 2003 Buffalo Metro... TheBus, established by Mayor Frank Fasi, is Honolulus only public transit system. ... A taxicab (sometimes called taxi, cab, or hack) is a vehicle for hire which conveys passengers between locations of their choice. ... Chicago (officially named the City of Chicago) is the third largest city in the United States (after New York City and Los Angeles), with an official population of 2,896,016, as of the 2000 census. ... Amtrak, is the brand name of the intercity passenger train system created on May 1, 1971 in the United States. ... During the heyday of rail in the first half of the twentieth century Chicago reigned as the undisputed railroad center of the United States and was served by six intercity train stations. ...


Continuing service with reversed direction

Usually a terminus is the end destination for any trains calling at the station, but this may not necessarily be the case. If the train must continue a journey after calling at a terminal station, the train may not continue in a straight line through the station, it must reverse out of the station. Moder German Class 423 EMU trainsets meet each other There are various types of trains designed for particular purposes, see rail transport operations. ...


In such a situation convenience of reversing direction is especially important. For such a train service preferably a train is used for which the driver just has to walk to the other side:

  • Some locomotives can operate in push-pull mode, where they can either pull the carriages, or push them.
  • Multiple units (diesel or electric) can usually operate in either direction.

If the locomotive cannot run in such a fashion, it must detach from the main train, and 'run around' to the other end of the train (or if it is blocked in by its own train, another engine must take out the train). A single GWR autocoach capable of push-pull operation. ... A classic Belgian multiple unit of type 74 A modern high speed British diesel multiple unit of type 220 A multiple unit is a passenger train whose carriages have their own motors, either diesel (DMUs) or electric (EMUs), and do not need to be hauled by a locomotive. ... A locomotive (from lat. ...


The same applies if the station is not a terminus, but the train service involves reversing direction anyway.


Examples of train routes involving reversing direction at a terminus:

  • The Hague Centraal, Netherlands (gvc) (at night only): multiple unit.
  • Roma Termini
  • Antwerp Centraal, Belgium: locomotive on one side and a passenger car with driver's cabin on the other side.
  • Eastbourne, for trains running from Lewes to Hastings or vice-versa.
  • All of Chicago's Metra trains reverse direction in their downtown termini, either by means of push-pull or electric multiple units.

Examples of train routes involving reversing direction at a station that is not a terminus: Arms of The Hague The Hague (with capital T; Dutch: Den Haag, or officially s-Gravenhage) is the administrative capital of the Netherlands, located in the west of the country, in the province South Holland of which it is also the capital. ... City motto: Senatus Populusque Romanus – SPQR (The Senate and the People of Rome) Founded 21 April 753 BC mythical, 1st millennium BC Region Latium Mayor Walter Veltroni (Left-Wing Democrats) Area  - City Proper  1290 km² Population  - City (2004)  - Metropolitan  - Density (city proper) 2,823,807 almost 4,000,000 1... For other uses, see Antwerp (disambiguation). ... Eastbourne railway station serves Eastbourne in East Sussex. ... Lewes railway station serves the town of Lewes in East Sussex. ... The new station building at Hastings Hastings railway station is a piece of shit in Hastings in East Sussex, England. ... Chicago (officially named the City of Chicago) is the third largest city in the United States (after New York City and Los Angeles), with an official population of 2,896,016, as of the 2000 census. ... Metra system schematic Metra (officially known as the Northeastern Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad Corporation) is Chicagolands commuter rail system, serving over 200 stations on eleven lines across the Regional Transportation Authoritys (RTAs) six-county service area. ...

Reversing direction often causes some worry to travellers who are inexperienced and have no detailed geographic knowledge of the railway lines: they think they will be going back all the way, but instead, there is of course a junction soon, where the train takes another branch than where it came from. Some travellers prefer facing forward; if possible they change place when there is a reversal of direction. Haarlem is a city in the west of the Netherlands, capital of the North Holland province. ... Utrecht is a municipality and the capital city of the Dutch province of Utrecht. ... Arnhem is a municipality and a city in the east of the Netherlands, located on the Lower Rhine, and the capital of the Gelderland province. ... For other places named Rotterdam, see Rotterdam (disambiguation) Rotterdam is the second largest city in the Netherlands (after Amsterdam), located in the province of Zuid Holland. ... Amsterdam Location Country The Netherlands Province North Holland Population 742,951(1 January 2005) Coordinates 52°22′N 4°54′E Website www. ... Ferry terminal on the Nieuwe Waterweg Hoek van Holland (literally Corner of Holland, but known in English as the Hook or Hook of Holland) is a town in South Holland in the Netherlands. ... Redhill railway station serves the town of Redhill, Surrey, England. ... Gatwick Airport station is the railway station at Gatwick Airport which provides a direct rail connection to London. ... Reading station from the station car park at the north (rear) side of the station Reading (formerly Reading General) is a railway station in the large town of Reading in south central England. ...


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