Definition of stopping train in English:

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stopping train

Pronunciation: /ˈstɒpɪŋ ˌtreɪn/

Entry from British & World English dictionary


A train which stops at most or all intermediate stations on a line.
Example sentences
  • The duties sound onerous, but, with perhaps only half a dozen stopping trains a day each way in the early days, only the signalman was more or less constantly 'on duty'.
  • Local stopping trains had been withdrawn, the platforms were falling into disrepair and ramblers had limited opportunities to reach the remote Pennine hills and dales by public transport.
  • The intended closure of the Waterloo service, with its stopping trains, and the abolition of hunting with hounds both demonstrate the government's refusal to listen to evidence.

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