Meaning of “railway” - Learner’s Dictionary

railway

noun us uk /ˈreɪlweɪ/
The town grew rapidly with the arrival of the railway.Repairs are being carried out on the railway.Police found the missing girl at a London railway station.He was electrocuted while playing on a railway line.They live in a house adjacent to the railway.

A2 [ C ] mainly UK US railroad, us uk /ˈreɪlrəʊd/ the metal tracks that trains travel on:

Repairs are being carried out on the railway.
the railway(s) mainly UK US the railroad(s)

A2 the organizations connected with trains:

He worked on the railways all his life.

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