Meaning of RAILWAY in English

RAILWAY

( BrE ) ( AmE railroad ) noun

ADJECTIVE

▪ mainline ( esp. BrE )

▪ high-speed

▪ disused ( BrE )

▪ narrow-gauge , standard-gauge

▪ miniature ( BrE ), model

He created a model ~ in his basement.

▪ funicular ( esp. BrE )

Tourists can take the funicular ~ to the top of the mountain.

▪ commuter , passenger , tourist

▪ freight ( esp. AmE )

▪ private , regional , state

▪ short-line ( AmE ), transcontinental

▪ electric , steam

VERB + RAILWAY/RAILROAD

▪ manage , operate , run

▪ nationalize , privatize (both BrE )

▪ build , construct

▪ close , open

▪ regulate

RAILWAY/RAILROAD + VERB

▪ run

▪ carry sth

The ~s carry millions of tons of freight every year.

RAILWAY/RAILROAD + NOUN

▪ car ( AmE ), carriage ( BrE ), coach ( esp. BrE ), train , wagon ( BrE )

▪ depot , station , terminus ( esp. BrE ), yard

▪ platform ( esp. BrE )

▪ ticket ( esp. BrE )

▪ timetable ( esp. BrE )

▪ service ( esp. BrE )

▪ connection

▪ journey , travel (both esp. BrE )

the pleasures of ~ travel

▪ passenger , traveller ( BrE )

▪ employee , porter , staff ( BrE ), worker

▪ architect , engineer

▪ authorities ( BrE ), company

▪ network , system

▪ line ( esp. BrE ), track

▪ junction , sidings

▪ bridge , crossing , tunnel , viaduct ( esp. BrE )

▪ enthusiast ( esp. BrE )

He is a lifelong ~ enthusiast.

▪ accident

▪ age ( esp. BrE )

Such speed was unimaginable before the ~ age.

PREPOSITION

▪ on a/the ~

They are doing maintenance work on the ~.

He works on the ~s.

▪ ~ between

the ~ between Funchal and Monte

▪ ~ from , ~ to

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