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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.: a railway station/timetable/siding Thomas Grant worked on the railway(s) for 50 years.

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railwaynoun

uk   us   /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.
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