Definition of 'railway'
Example sentences containing 'railway'
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They really put our railway network to shame. The Sun (2016)Heavy snow blocked roads and railways and brought down telegraph lines in many areas. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It claimed the scheme could jeopardise access to track works on the local branch railway line. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Some people were beginning to wonder who was in charge and for whose benefit the railway was being run. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Thanks to privatisation, the railways are booming. Times, Sunday Times (2017)There is a danger we might have said this before, but what a way to run a railway. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The country's creaking railway system carries 20million people a day. The Sun (2016)By the middle of the century 90 per cent of railways were running under London time. Times, Sunday Times (2016)These people all know that running the railway is actually really difficult. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Somewhere where a new railway network would take you right into the stadium. The Sun (2007)My chest was seizing up as we sank down via the cable railway. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Its furniture is made from teak reclaimed from old railway tracks. Times, Sunday Times (2007)She said the railway company had not told them what was happening. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It was obvious that the railway system would be useless without a common gauge. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The privatisation of the railways led to a similar leap in demand for interim managers. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Next stop was a cobbled road under a railway bridge. Times, Sunday Times (2010)To divide a city of four million and its complex web of railway lines? Times, Sunday Times (2006)But we definitely know how to run a railway. The Sun (2012)Our railway network is either overcrowded or else simply neglected. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The number of passenger journeys taken by train has more than doubled since privatisation of the railways. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Much of the planned route is drawn along existing roads and railway lines. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Others said the railway line will destroy the woodland. The Sun (2012)But it was visible only from the railway line that runs alongside the farm. Times, Sunday Times (2007)An upgrade of the railway network is also being considered to keep people off the road. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Six hounds were killed by a train after a pack of hunting dogs strayed on to railway tracks. Times, Sunday Times (2014)We all feel the pressure that the railway system is not providing the quality of service people want. Times, Sunday Times (2015)They had pointed out that the disused railway yard chosen as the scene of the party was too small. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He got nine years plus two more after admitting his part in a plot to steal railway copper cable. The Sun (2014)He was battered to death after being ambushed as he walked home with friends on a disused railway line. The Sun (2009)It would be gone by first light... along with all the railway cables. The Sun (2015)He then turned his attention to a subject largely ignored: the history of railway track. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Rather, it was built by a railway company to convey trains to connect with the river ferries. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It was the beginning of the motor revolution, which matched in importance the earlier railway revolution in transport. The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century (1994)
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Translations for 'railway'
British English: railway /ˈreɪlˌweɪ/ NOUN
A railway is a route between two places along which trains travel on steel rails.
- American English: railroad
- Arabic: سّكَةٌ حَدِيدِيَّة
- Brazilian Portuguese: ferrovia
- Chinese: 铁道
- Croatian: željeznica
- Czech: železnice
- Danish: jernbane
- Dutch: spoorweg
- European Spanish: ferrocarril
- Finnish: rautatie
- French: chemin de fer
- German: Gleis
- Greek: σιδηρόδρομος
- Italian: ferrovia
- Japanese: 鉄道
- Korean: 철도
- Norwegian: jernbane
- Polish: kolej
- European Portuguese: caminho-de-ferro
- Romanian: cale ferată
- Russian: железная дорога
- Spanish: ferrocarril
- Swedish: järnväg
- Thai: รางรถไฟ
- Turkish: demiryolu
- Ukrainian: залізниця
- Vietnamese: đường sắt
Definition of railway from the Collins English Dictionary
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