the express train

An "express" train is supposed to go faster than a local train because it doesn't stop as often. The express train stops at more major stops.

"Express" means "fast" in a few other phrases:

  • "Express mail" is sent faster than regular mail and is more expensive.
  • The "expressway" is a road that you can drive fast on because there are no stop signs or lights on it. It also has more than one lane.

This phrase appears in these lessons: