Gleis

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The contemporary form is shortened from the variant Geleise, from Middle High German geleis (track), itself pertaining to Middle High German leise, from Old High German leisa.

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Gleis n (genitive Gleises, plural Gleise)

  1. railway (track on which trains run)

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  • In German train stations, trains are announced as leaving from a numbered railway, not a platform. Platforms (Bahnsteige) give access to one or two railways, and are usually not numbered themselves.

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