railway


railway
railway rail‧way [ˈreɪlweɪ] noun [countable]
1. TRANSPORT TRAVEL a method of travelling or moving goods by train; = railroad AmE:

• Britain's railways

• railway workers

2. the railway/​the railways all the work, equipment etc connected with a train system; = railroad AmE:

• He worked on the railways.

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railway UK US /ˈreɪlweɪ/ noun UK TRANSPORT
[C or U] a system of tracks that trains travel along: »

Only 2,262 miles of railway are being used, while 9,358 need repairs.

a railway line/station/track »

Any big changes to the railway lines in Britain's crowded South-East would need parliament's approval.

[C] the companies, work, and people involved in transporting people and goods by train: »

The Indian railway is the world's largest employer, with 1.6m staff and 11m passengers a day.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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