Definition of foot passenger in English:

foot passenger


  • A person travelling on foot rather than by car, especially one taking a ferry.

    ‘escalators carry foot passengers to the gangway’
    • ‘He arrived at Harwich, Essex, as a foot passenger on the evening ferry from the Hook of Holland.’
    • ‘In addition to 1.5 million foot passengers through Dublin Port last year, there were 300,000 car arrivals with 7,600 ships unloading 21 million tonnes of freight.’
    • ‘Like the other known sections of the aqueduct system, it is covered with stone slabs, which would have served as a pathway for foot passengers.’
    • ‘A full search and rescue operation was mounted by the Coastguard after initial reports suggested there were foot passengers on the pier at the time of the collision.’
    • ‘Green travelled on the same ferry as a foot passenger.’
    • ‘According to the appellant's contention a foot passenger crossing in front of a motor car would have a right of action if injured without any negligence of the driver, merely because the car had no red light in the rear.’
    • ‘It finally opened in January 1863: the toll to cross was half a penny for foot passengers, a penny for animals and twopence for horse-drawn vehicles.’
    • ‘In recent years, travellers to Vancouver Island via the Tsawwassen-Swartz Bay ferry route have had the option of two parking lots in which to leave their cars if they wanted to travel as foot passengers and save some money.’
    • ‘Where foot passengers would arrive for Shaw Stadium, I do not know.’
    • ‘The Fishguard service, for example, is primarily for foot passengers and they rely on the through trains.’
    • ‘We have to go on as foot passengers under the guise of tourists, because they don't want a bunch of yanks in their country selling records and taking their oh-so-valuable pounds.’
    • ‘Car passengers were given the opportunity to take their cars off while foot passengers were offered a bus to take them to the Scrabster ferry.’
    • ‘Looming over nearby Castletownbere, Bere Island is a ten-minute trip via a ferry that takes foot passengers as well as cars.’
    • ‘Commonsense and the law demands that any new bridge must accommodate horses as well as cyclists and foot passengers.’
    • ‘The Scrabster-to-Stromness ferry has a system for carrying dive gear for foot passengers, so you can easily leave your car on the mainland.’
    • ‘The ferry accommodates cars, bikes, wheelchairs, pushchairs and foot passengers and the crossing takes roughly ten minutes.’
    • ‘To be more accurate, we drive to Portavadie and cross Loch Fyne as foot passengers on the ferry, where Nina wastes no time in inviting herself up to the bridge and chatting up the captain.’
    • ‘Prices for ferry routes vary, but should cost upwards of €45 per adult foot passenger, and €26 per child.’
    • ‘Alternative small ferry routes to Arran and Bute are continuing to operate, with government-funded bus services taking foot passengers on long detours to alternative terminals.’
    • ‘The ferry from Fionnphort to Iona costs £3.70 for foot passengers and doesn't need to be booked in advance.’
    traveller, commuter, voyager, rider, fare payer, fare
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