Definition of detrain in US English:

detrain

verb

[no object]
  • 1Leave a train.

    1. 1.1with object Cause or assist to leave a train.
      ‘passengers were detrained because the train was on fire’
      • ‘A lot of passengers detrained, and only a small handful boarded.’
      • ‘The platform was mobbed with people just detraining from a Corridor train on the opposite track but we soon reached Location A where our car would be spotted.’
      • ‘But a Bronx-bound 4 train came in across the platform just as we were detraining at 42nd Street / Grand Central.’
      • ‘As soon as all passengers had detrained, we boarded and headed right for the upper level.’
      • ‘It is a revenue run, Train 3600, but I did not observe any passengers detrain once it arrived.’
      • ‘I was surprised that the passengers detraining here far outnumbered those boarding.’
      • ‘Now one would have to detrain and go on by road to Cairnryan.’
      • ‘She told me that since we were late, we would only stop to detrain and board passengers, and then continue.’
      • ‘This train was taken out of service at 149th Street / Grand Concourse, but luckily for us we were detraining there anyhow to catch the 2 train.’
      • ‘The train was on time and we detrained in Sacramento.’
      • ‘Our Palatka stop at 3: 48 PM was six minutes late, but we stopped and quickly started since no passengers were detraining or boarding there.’
      • ‘We detrained here, but only briefly since this train would be heading inbound once its operator changed ends.’
      • ‘Now most passengers were quite confused and in fact many started detraining.’
      • ‘As we detrained, passengers were told what time to be ready to depart on either train.’
      • ‘I teased them that I would tell everyone on the late train that we would not even be detraining at Orlando.’
      • ‘Quite a few detrained before we boarded and once seated the train started moving.’
      • ‘Hopefully the large number of people detraining at Sharon Hill did not delay the train too much.’
      • ‘This passenger like me had been in his car and had detrained here.’
      • ‘After detraining the passengers, the train backed out on the main, reversed direction, and then went east 18 miles to Seth to turn on the wye.’
      • ‘Because of a necessary double spot to entrain / detrain passengers at Columbus, we departed at 5: 04, 4 minutes off the scheduled departure.’
      alight, alight from, step off, climb off, dismount, dismount from, get down, get down from, descend, descend from, disembark, disembark from, leave, exit
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Pronunciation

detrain

/dēˈtrān//diˈtreɪn/