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OFF-LINE

Not in the main flow of traffic or not on the main line of traffic, for example, off-line station. (TRB)

OFF-LINE STATION

A station at which a transit unit (vehicle or train) stops outside of the main track or travel line so that other units can pass while passengers board or alight. (TRB)

OFF-QUADRANT

The location at a rail crossing, from the perspective of an approaching motorist, on the far side of the tracks and same side of the roadway. Warning devices are typically absent in the off-quadrant

OFF-STREET TERMINAL

A transit terminal or turnaround point for transit vehicles that is located away from other vehicular traffic. (TRB)