Rail or rails may refer to:

Rail transport

  • A generic term for railroads, railways, rail transport, and related matters
  • Track (rail transport), or railway lines, the running surface of a railway
  • Rail profile, the cross sectional shape of a railway rail
  • Third rail (or conductor rail), a method of providing electric power to a railway train
  • Science, technology, biology, and medicine

  • Picatinny rail, a bracket used on some firearms in order to provide a standardized mounting platform for telescopic sights and other accessories
  • Rails or Rallidae, a family of birds which includes crakes, coots, and gallinules
  • Structural
    • Guard rail, for protective separation of persons (including those in vehicles) from dangerous places or situations
    • Hand rail, for physical support, such as on stairways and steps
    • Theatre rail, see batten (theater), from which lighting fixtures, theatrical scenery, tabs or curtains may be hung
    • Curtain rail, see curtain, from which curtains are hung
    • Door rails, see frame and panel, a horizontal outside member on a door or in a frame and panel construction
  • This page contains text from Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia - https://wn.com/Rail

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    FACT SHEET: President Biden Announces Billions to Deliver World-Class High-Speed Rail and Launch New Passenger ...

    The White House 08 Dec 2023
    Additionally, electric high-speed rail trains will take millions of cars off the roads and reduce emissions, further cementing intercity rail as an environmentally-friendly alternative to flying or driving and saving time for millions of Americans....

    'Most requested location': Asheville most desired city for NC Amtrak stop: NCDOT study

    Citizen Times 08 Dec 2023
    ASHEVILLE - Nearly $3.5 million has been approved for identifying new rail routes across North Carolina, including $500,000 to identify and develop an Asheville to Salisbury passenger rail corridor ... Ray Rapp, a Democratic former state legislator and long-time rail proponent, noted that many serious discussions about the proposal are still ahead....

    Casey, Fetterman announce $144M to expand Amtrak service between Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, and Philadelphia

    Courier Express 08 Dec 2023
    “Improving rail service means more jobs, more economic opportunities, and more time spent with family for urban and rural communities alike.” ... performance such as reducing trip times or increasing train frequency, or expand or establish new intercity passenger rail service....

    Peoria takes 'huge next step' in effort to bring Amtrak passenger rail to the city

    Pekin Daily Times 08 Dec 2023
    Peoria will receive $500,000 in federal funding to continue its push to bring an Amtrak passenger rail line to the city ... It is a major step forward for Peoria's passenger rail efforts and something Mayor Rita Ali has been hoping to see for some time ... "Getting this designation means we are on the map — the rail passenger map at U.S....

    Biden administration announces $8.2 billion boost to rail projects, including Las Vegas to Los Angeles connection

    CNN 08 Dec 2023
    The Biden administration announced a multi-billion dollar boost to railway construction and improvements across the country on Friday – including what could become the nation’s first true high-speed rail line ... In all, Buttigieg said, the funding gives rail projects “the greatest level of acceleration we’ve seen in modern times.” ....

    Biden pledges billions for a pair of California high-speed electric rail routes

    LA Daily News 08 Dec 2023
    The administration this week said it will give more than $6 billion to a pair of high-speed electric rail routes in California, injecting new life into long-stalled projects hailed by supporters as the future of public transportation but bemoaned by critics for their high price tags and lengthy construction times....

    Metro makes move to increase Expo Line frequency

    Santa Monica Daily Press 08 Dec 2023
    ... down on the average rider wait time and making more seating available on the 400-person capacity rail ... Forgiarini concurs with the crucial timing of the move, stating Metro wanted to start “dialing back up” light rail frequencies after an uptick in 2023 ridership....

    Elizabeth line rail chaos was sparked by manager who stepped in to drive a train ...

    The Daily Mail 08 Dec 2023
    'The problem is that many of these managers haven't driven a train for a long time and their competence is not what it should be ... And the organisation points out that the Elizabeth line was second best for punctuality nationally out of 24 UK rail operators in the latest period with 82.8 per cent of trains listed as 'on time' by ORR metrics....

    Round of federal funding will study passenger rail improvements, including NRV

    The Roanoke Times 08 Dec 2023
    The Roanoke Times. An infusion of $2 million in federal funding will study improvements to passenger rail in Virginia and beyond, encompassing routes that would include the New River Valley, the state's U.S ... - $500,000 for the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation for a proposed project that would extend Amtrak service to Bristol....

    Passengers cold and angry after four-hour powercut on new �19,000,000,000 rail line

    Metro UK 08 Dec 2023
    Celebrities were among the stranded commuters as the rail network descended into complete chaos in the capital on Thursday evening ... ‘We are so sorry for the difficult journeys passengers endured on our railway last night and we will be investigating how and why it happened,’ a Network Rail spokesman said ... Missing a flight first time in my lifetime.’....

    Indiana gets money to study improving train service from Indy to Chicago

    IndyStar 08 Dec 2023
    The Indiana Department of Transportation will get up to $500,000 to develop a plan to improve service on the existing Amtrak line that currently runs trains three times a week between the two cities, the Federal Rail Administration announced Friday ... Currently, there is no state budget for passenger rail ― lawmakers removed it in 2020....

    Germany braces for fresh nationwide rail strike

    Sina 08 Dec 2023
    The German Train Drivers' Union (GDL) is once again calling for a nationwide rail strike ... local time on Thursday and last 24 hours. The strike, the fourth this year, will have a "massive impact on the entire German rail service," state-owned rail operator Deutsche Bahn said in a statement....

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    China.dot.org 08 Dec 2023
    BERLIN -- The German Train Drivers' Union (GDL) is once again calling for a nationwide rail strike ... local time on Thursday and last 24 hours. The strike, the fourth this year, will have a "massive impact on the entire German rail service," state-owned rail operator Deutsche Bahn said in a statement....

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