interurban

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interurban

[¦in·tər′ər·bən]
(geography)
Connecting or extending between urban areas.
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With streetcars should come two other revivals from the past: interurbans and night boats.
One point conservatives should insist on in reviving our trains, streetcars, and interurbans is keeping costs down.
Street and interurban railroads; a North American bibliography.
While there were a number of companies and most trips were short, service was integrated so that it was possible to ride interurbans for long distances.
The second group of interurbans consisted of those built primarily after 1910, with improved track and equipment, little side-of-the-road running, and, ultimately, concentration on carload freight traffic.
At their peak the interurbans accounted for about 12 percent of intercity passenger traffic, compared with 75 percent for the steam railroads (Hilton and Due, 1960, p.
The interurbans offered several advantages over steam railroads: freedom from cinders; quicker acceleration and, thus, the feasibility of more frequent stops; access to downtown areas; more frequent service (commonly hourly); and less impersonality.
Bus lines took over some of the routes - but with much less frequent service than the interurbans provided (Due et al.
Swett, "Los Angeles Railway," Interurbans 11 (1951); 41; and Commercial and Financial Chronicle, Railroad Supplement.
1) Huntington was able to build interurban lines where and when he wanted, and, in so doing, he determined the spatial layout of the area.
Adding to his largely downtown Los Angeles Railway, Huntington, his syndicate partners, and several other local investors incorporated the interurban Pacific Electric Railway in 1901.
11) Many of his interurban lines were planned in exactly this manner; they were built ahead of demand.