Commuter rail, or suburban rail, is a passenger rail transport service that primarily operates within a metropolitan area, connecting commuters to a central city from adjacent suburbs or commuter towns.    Generally commuter rail systems are considered heavy rail, using electrified or diesel trains. 
Almost all commuter rail services in North America are operated by government entities or quasi-governmental organizations. Most share tracks or rights-of-way used by longer-distance passenger services (e.g. Amtrak, Via Rail ), freight trains, or other commuter services. The 600-mile-long (970 km) electrified Northeast Corridor in the United ...
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Commuter rail, or suburban rail is a passenger rail transport service that primarily operates within a Metropolitan area connecting commuters to a central city from a near or next to Suburbs or commuter towns. Notes ↑ A passenger train travels between stations where passengers may embark and disembark. References
The MBTA Commuter Rail (reporting mark MBTX) system serves as the commuter rail arm of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's transportation coverage of Greater Boston in the United States. Trains run over 398 mi (641 km) of track to 141 different stations, with 58 stations on the north side and 83 stations on the south.
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Commuter and suburban rail systems are train services that connect city centres with outer suburbs or nearby cities, with most passengers traveling for work or school. Unlike metros or light rail these systems usually operate on main line tracks unsegregated from other rail traffic. They differ from regional rail in that they usually have a hub ...
Stockholm commuter rail ( Swedish: Stockholms pendeltåg) is the commuter rail system in Stockholm County, Sweden. The system is an important part of the public transport in Stockholm, and is controlled by Storstockholms Lokaltrafik.