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- chiefly British term for railroad
- ‘Plans have been submitted to lay a leisure trail along a former railway as part of a £1 million project.’
- ‘Trains running along the busy railway line were halted during the afternoon and evening.’
- ‘It is to be located along the railway in the city of Kaesong, just inside the North Korean border.’
- ‘The damage to bridges, roads, railways and telephone lines took months to repair.’
- ‘The only thing that makes his work more complicated is the bad traffic and cars driving along the railways.’
- ‘Level crossings still pose the greatest risk to life on the railways, a rail safety chief said yesterday.’
- ‘Commuters could benefit from plans to provide car parking at a branch line railway station.’
- ‘He parked the car at the railway station and walked along the deserted line.’
- ‘No remnants of these prairies survive, except for linear strips along railways.’
- ‘Despite the massive destruction to the railway system the main lines were cleared two days after the blast.’
- ‘This simple and not too expensive system was installed over hundreds of miles of British main line railways and the lives saved must be considerable.’
- ‘The Government thought it was going to deliver the coal by rail, but the railways are so run down that it cannot get it through.’
- ‘As for claims that nuts never come loose on the railway, rail workers rubbished that last week.’
- ‘Highworth Town Council is backing calls for a cycle route along the disused railway line.’
- ‘This week has been chaos on the railways as so many lines need to be checked and speed restrictions have been introduced.’
- ‘In addition to using the civil main lines, railways were constructed for purely military purposes, with no commercial value.’
- ‘A month back the route from Newport to Sandown was opened along a disused railway and as such it has no hills.’
- ‘Fields around Horwich are flooded in places, and all along the railway line to Bolton acres of land are seen under water.’
- ‘The route north all the way to Whitby carries no traffic at all as it is the Rail Trail which runs along the track bed of a former railway line.’
- ‘They can be used as acoustic baffles along roads and railways.’
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