Inter-city rail

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Inter-city rail services are express passenger train services that cover longer distances than commuter or regional trains.

There is no precise definition of inter-city rail: its meaning may vary somewhat from country to country. Most broadly, it can include any rail services that are neither short-distance commuter rail trains within one city area nor slow regional rail trains calling at all stations and covering local journeys only. Most typically, an inter-city train is an express train with limited stops and comfortable carriages to serve long-distance travel.

Inter-city rail sometimes provides international services, and is most prevalent in Europe.[citation needed] Eurostar and EuroCity are examples of this. In many European countries the word "InterCity" or "Inter-City" is an official brand name for a network of regular-interval, relatively long-distance train services that meet certain criteria of speed and comfort. This use of the term began in Britain in the 1960s and has been widely imitated.

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