22 terms

public transport

sliding door
noun [ countable ]
a door that opens by sliding to one side
double decker
/ dʌb ə l dekə◂ $ -ər◂ / noun [ countable ]
1 a bus with two levels → single-decker
/ destəneɪʃ ə n, destɪneɪʃ ə n / noun [ countable ]
the place that someone or something is going to
sb's destination
Allow plenty of time to get to your destination.
holiday/tourist destination
reach/arrive at your destination ( also get to your destination informal ) It had taken us 6 hours to reach our destination.
single decker
noun [ countable ] British English
a bus with only one level → double-decker ( 1 )
— single-decker adjective [ only before noun ] :
a single-decker bus
/ eskəleɪtə $ -ər / noun [ countable ]
a set of moving stairs that take people to different levels in a building
/ plætfɔm $ -fɔrm / noun [ countable ]
1 train especially British English the raised place beside a railway track where you get on and off a train in a station :
The Edinburgh train will depart from platform six.
7 bus British English the open part at the back of some double-decker buses, where passengers get on and off

station a place where trains or buses regularly stop : The town has its own railway station.
terminus the station or stop at the end of a railway or bus line : We've arranged to meet her at the Victoria bus terminus.
bus stop
noun [ countable ]
a place at the side of a road, marked with a sign, where buses stop for passengers
/ ɪnspektə $ -ər / noun [ countable ]
an official whose job is to check that something is satisfactory and that rules are being obeyed :
ticket inspectors
taxi rank
( also taxi stand American English ) noun [ countable ]
a place where taxis wait for customers SYN cabstand American English
/ kəndʌktə $ -ər / noun [ countable ]
2 British English someone whose job is to collect payments from passengers on a bus
3 American English someone who is in charge of a train and collects payments from passengers or checks their tickets SYN guard British English
rush hour
noun [ uncountable and countable ]
the time of day when the roads, buses, trains etc are most full, because people are travelling to or from work :
I got caught in the morning rush hour.
heavy rush hour traffic
/ feə $ fer / noun
1 [ countable ] the price you pay to travel somewhere by bus, train, plane etc
bus/train/air/cab fare
Air fares have shot up by 20%.
Children under 14 travel half-fare.
/ tjub $ tub / noun
5 trains the tube British English the system of trains that run under the ground in London SYN subway American English
take/catch the tube
Take the tube to Acton.
a tube station
by tube
It's best to travel by tube.
2 [ transitive ] to call to someone in order to greet them or try to attract their attention :
She leaned out of the window and hailed a passerby.
hail a cab/taxi
The hotel doorman will hail a cab for you.
/ kəʊtʃ $ koʊtʃ / noun

3 bus [ countable ] British English a bus with comfortable seats used for long journeys SYN bus American English
by coach
We went to Paris by coach.
on a coach
She's going to Grimsby on a coach.
a coach trip to Scotland
The restaurant was full of coach parties (= groups of people travelling together on a coach ) .
4 train [ countable ] British English one of the parts of the train in which the passengers sit SYN car American English
6 in plane/train [ uncountable ] American English the cheapest type of seats on a plane or train :
We flew coach out to Atlanta.
/ kru / noun
1 [ countable ] all the people who work on a ship or plane :
The plane crashed, killing two of the crew and four passengers.
crew of
He joined the crew of a large fishing boat.
/ metrəʊ $ -troʊ / noun ( plural metros ) [ countable ]
a railway system that runs under the ground below a city :
the Paris Metro
It'll be quicker to go on the metro.
a metro station
/ mitə $ -ər / noun [ countable ]

3 ( also parking meter ) a machine which you put money into when you park your car next to it
/ kæb / noun [ countable ]
1 a taxi :
New York's yellow cabs
take/get a cab
I took a cab to the airport.
call (somebody) a cab (= telephone for a taxi )
Ralph tried to hail a cab (= wave to get a cab to stop for you )
1 in a building [ countable ] British English a machine that you can ride in, that moves up and down between the floors in a tall building SYN elevator American English :
They took the lift down to the bar.
It's on the 3rd floor. Let's use the lift .
/ tɪp / noun
2 money [ countable ] a small amount of additional money that you give to someone such as a waiter or a taxi driver :
Did you leave a tip ?
large/generous/big tip
I gave the guy a big tip .
a $5 tip
/ ræk / noun [ countable ]
3 on the rack British English informal in a very difficult situation :
The company is now well and truly on the rack.

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