Definition of intercity in English:



  • 1Existing or travelling between cities.

    • ‘City and intercity public transportation was halted following a strike by drivers on Thursday.’
    • ‘Conceptually, intercity travel breaks down into five phases.’
    • ‘But as for intercity travel in the 21st century, we should be looking forward to something like this.’
    • ‘In stories which give travellers nightmares, intercity trips usually take much longer than the official estimate.’
    • ‘Mr Brennan also promised a greatly enhanced service along the 35 km stretch from Mallow to Cork city on the main Dublin-Cork intercity line.’
    • ‘The replacement of public transport modes by the car would thus allow rising levels of travel for a given time outlay, as would the replacement of much intercity motoring by air travel.’
    • ‘Over typical intercity distances in the US, train travel would have to be free of charge to make up for the value of the extra travel time.’
    • ‘The third measure involves developing other modes of intercity travel, including high-speed rail where metropolitan areas are relatively close together.’
    • ‘Nobody denies the need to upgrade the existing system, but why are we having five intercity motorways?’
    • ‘Our mission is to create a top-quality intercity network for the North over the lifetime of the franchise.’
    • ‘‘We are studying all possibilities, including the demand to increase bus fares, particularly for intercity buses,’ Nuriana said.’
    • ‘The prices of intercity and international conversations, however, will be cut down by 19 per cent and 14 per cent, respectively.’
    • ‘A report from the commission warns that existing intercity routes will run out of capacity by 2015, forcing rail companies to price passengers off trains and onto already overcrowded roads.’
    • ‘There are 36 different rates of pay but Aslef wants that cut to four, covering the regions, intercity routes, freight and London and the South-East.’
    • ‘For all this, it provides only 1 percent of all intercity passenger-miles traveled on commercial carriers.’
    • ‘He admitted: " We have put a significant amount of capital investment concentrated on London, the south east and intercity routes.’
    • ‘Outside the Paris area, transport authorities said that 40% of regional services were running as well as 60% of high-speed intercity lines.’
    • ‘New South Wales permits three bus categories (transit, intercity, and other), while Victoria allows two (bus/coach or mini-bus).’
    • ‘Last week, bus fares in Jakarta rose by 25 to 40 percent and intercity transport costs will increase between 14 and 24 percent over the next six months.’
    • ‘Attempts to coordinate the region's cultural offerings have met with little success, for traditional intercity rivalries remain deeply entrenched.’
    1. 1.1Denoting express passenger rail services in the UK.
      ‘one of the hourly InterCity services to Norwich’
      • ‘A spokesman for Transport 2000, a campaigning group, said: ‘This is not good news for people who are using the railways other than those on the fast intercity routes.’’
      • ‘The rail chaos which has gripped Britain has overshadowed the forthcoming billion pound franchise for one of the UK's major intercity routes from Scotland to London - the East Coast mainline.’
      • ‘With this order, all intercity trains over 30 years old will be removed from the fleet, and modern trains will operate all inter-city services.’
      • ‘The four lines would allow separation of the fast intercity and non-stopping commuter trains from the stopping services.’
      • ‘While there was a manager for intercity services, there was no such position for commuter services.’
      • ‘The Berkshire tragedy involved an intercity train which hit a car parked on an unmanned crossing.’
      • ‘He said the time table was worked out a year in advance and intercity trains were competing with commuter trains.’
      • ‘I had no idea what the penalties were for obstructing the passage of an intercity train, or for preventing the police from going about their duty.’
      • ‘In past the SRA has suggested that new rolling stock on the East Coast line should be introduced after it has been put on other intercity franchises.’