Definition of trackwork in English:



mass noun
  • 1Railway track and associated equipment.

    • ‘However, its haste in electrifying came at a price: trackwork was often inadequate for the heavier electric cars, and car horses were sold off at a loss.’
    • ‘Life-expired signalling equipment and related trackwork, switches and crossings will be replaced.’
    • ‘Two areas where British street railway practice was more advanced than the US were the construction and maintenance of trackwork and sensitivity toward neighbourhood aesthetics.’
    • ‘The first fortnight will see closure of Slade Lane Junction to replace signalling equipment and trackwork, including switches and crossings.’
    • ‘Members also plan to install trackwork / sidings, create a temporary visitor centre and provide volunteer accommodation as well as restoration of equipment and building of a storage shed for rolling stock.’
    1. 1.1 Work involved in constructing or maintaining railway track.
      • ‘One of the biggest snags in our itinerary was the scheduled trackwork along the lines.’
      • ‘And last Saturday morning was train-less because of ongoing trackwork.’
      • ‘Trains are terminated here in times of disruption and trackwork.’
      • ‘When we were done there, we all moved back south of the crossing and began to surface the track in that area, which we had ballasted during the spring trackwork session last April.’
      • ‘We had a pretty uneventful trip outbound to Geneva, although we were slowed somewhat by trackwork.’
      • ‘One of the many trackwork projects taking place on this particular weekend involved running all Uptown trains on the express track from Times Square to 96th Street.’
      • ‘There appeared to be some trackwork going on, as there was a crane sitting next to the tracks.’
      • ‘All that will be left to do then will be the trackwork at stations which will be completed as part of the resignalling of the line.’