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railway

noun
 
 
/ˈreɪlweɪ/ 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.
(Definition of railway from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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