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Rapid transit cars (Qbfmkhu)

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Passenger-carrying electrical railcars that are usually self-propelled and equipped with a control cab at both ends and are designed to operate in single or multiple units on subway, surface, or elevated urban railways with frequent station stops; they can accept and discharge passengers rapidly through several doors and may have positive train control or complete automation. (Source: AASHTO Glossary)
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Subway cars
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Passenger cars (Qbfmkh)
Related Terms (Hierarchical)
Intercity passenger cars (Qbfmkhb)
Commuter cars (Qbfmkhc)
Sleeping cars (Qbfmkhw)