New words in Rail

 
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
To go with the current fad of 'decouple' in lieu of 'uncouple' there is another new word winging its way from Britain, perhaps with the next wave of 457 visas for Metro et al. It is:

'de-passengerisation' which I assume means 'detrain'.

Almost makes 'bustitution' legitimate! Smile

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  jibbonpoint Chief Commissioner

Location: Shoalhaven
I thought that we were all "customers" now. (So annoying...)

Any word with "passenger" in it, is OK by me.Smile

(I enjoyed the point that you make though...)
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
'Customers' and 'guests' are both (as we well know) incorrect in the transport context and it beats me why Metro, GSR and their like have to deliberately go out of their way to use incorrect terminology. Why go out of one's way to prove that one is illiterate.

Perhaps it is to prove to the world how dumb and ill educated so many have/are becoming.

Perhaps it is just to annoy those of us who like to think that we speak English. Smile
  mikesyd Chief Commissioner

Location: Lurking
The airline (Cabin Crew) term for passengers is Self Loading Freight (SLF).
  Lad_Porter Chief Commissioner

Location: Yarra Glen
Back in the day, a place where you could get on or off a train ("entrain" or "detrain"??) was called a Railway Station.  Nowadays, it's called a Train Station.

We have not yet gone down the path of calling a train driver an "engineer", although that term is actually accurate - "one who drives or operates an engine".
  awsgc24 Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney
To go with the current fad of 'decouple' in lieu of 'uncouple' there is another new word winging its way from Britain, perhaps with the next wave of 457 visas for Metro et al. It is:

'de-passengerisation' which I assume means 'detrain'.

Almost makes 'bustitution' legitimate! Smile
YM-Mundrabilla
Special terms are used on QR for train sections with Intermediate Locomotives.

Combine two sections into a Distributed Power train : Marry.
Separate combined DP trains into separate parts: Divorce.
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
To go with the current fad of 'decouple' in lieu of 'uncouple' there is another new word winging its way from Britain, perhaps with the next wave of 457 visas for Metro et al. It is:

'de-passengerisation' which I assume means 'detrain'.

Almost makes 'bustitution' legitimate! Smile
Special terms are used on QR for train sections with Intermediate Locomotives.

Combine two sections into a Distributed Power train : Marry.
Separate combined DP trains into separate parts: Divorce.
awsgc24
'Combine' and 'separate' are meaningful but old hat terms these days.
So is 'marry' come to think of it ...........Sad

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