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    Sleeper and its synonyms

    Hello.

    Are all these words common in British English? Are there other synonyms you use?
    1.Wagon-lit
    2.Sleeping car
    3.Sleeper cabin
    4.Sleeping car compartment

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    Re: Sleeper and its synonyms

    The compartment in which one sleeps on a sleeper train is usually referred to as a sleeper cabin (or just a cabin if the context is clear). I find "sleeping car compartment" overly wordy. If you're in a sleeper compartment (cabin), you're obviously in a sleeper car (carriage) on a sleeper train. I've never heard "sleeping car" and "wagon-lit" would probably be understood only by people who have travelled on sleeper trains in continental Europe.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Sleeper and its synonyms

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    "Sleeping Car" is common usage in US.

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    Re: Sleeper and its synonyms

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    "Sleeping Car" is common usage in US.
    … among the tiny sliver of the population concerned with long-distance rail travel. I've spent a night in an Amtrak sleeping car, but most Americans go through their entire lives without ever setting foot on a train.
    Last edited by GoesStation; 15-Jul-2019 at 18:50. Reason: Fix a typo. Thanks, Amigos4.
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    Re: Sleeper and its synonyms

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    among the tiny silver sliver of the population concerned with long-distance rail travel. I've spent a night in an Amtrak sleeping car, but most Americans go through their entire lives without ever setting foot on a train.
    One of the highlights of my childhood was riding "the train" from Boston to New York City! It's a shame that more Americans do not travel by train.

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