Meaning of “railway” in the English Dictionary

"railway" in British English

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railwaynoun [ C ]

uk /ˈreɪl.weɪ/ us /ˈreɪl.weɪ/ UK US railroad

A2 the metal tracks on which trains run:

We live close to the railway line.
She travelled across Siberia on the Trans-Siberian railway.

A2 the system of tracks, stations, trains, etc.:

Thomas Grant worked on the railway(s) for 50 years.

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(Definition of “railway” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"railway" in Business English

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railwaynoun

uk /ˈreɪlweɪ/ us 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)