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Differences between British and American English: subway
In the UK, a subway is an underground tunnel that people can walk through to get to the other side of a busy road: It’s safest to use the subway to get from the car park to the museum. In the US, this is called an underpass. A subway in the US is an underground railway in a city: ♦ Take the subway to 14th Street.