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Synonyms: train, train transport, rail, transporte férreo, trilho, transporte f�rreo

Rail transport is a means of conveyance of passengers and goods, by way of wheeled vehicles running on rails. It is also commonly referred to as train transport. In contrast to road transport, where vehicles merely run on a prepared surface, rail vehicles are also directionally guided by the tracks on which they run. Track usually consists of steel rails installed on sleepers/ties and ballast, on which the rolling stock, usually fitted with metal wheels, moves. However, other variations are also possible, such as slab track where the rails are fastened to a concrete foundation resting on a prepared subsurface.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rail_transport

Broader terms:
passenger transports, freight, better public transport

Narrower terms:
electric trainsGradients, maximum speeds, loading and stopping patterns influence a train's fuel efficiency. E-trains can be particularly efficient and electric power can be supplied by renewable sources.

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