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noun British railway pronunciation in British English /ˈreɪlweɪ/
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singularrailway
pluralrailways
  1. 1
    [countable] the metal track that trains travel on. The American word is railroad
    The path continues along a disused railway.
    1. a.
      [only before noun] relating to a railway
      a railway bridge
      a railway station
  2. 2
    [countable] a company that owns and controls all the railways in a region
    the Great Western Railway
  3. 3

    the railway

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    the railways

    the system of travelling by train, and all the companies, people, and equipment relating to it
    We should encourage more people to use the railway.
    She’s worked on the railways all her life.

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