Last modified on 29 December 2014, at 19:48

railway line


A railway track. The long metal bars are rails, and the short wooden bars are railway sleepers.


railway line (plural railway lines)

  1. (chiefly UK) Either of the pair of rails on which a railway train runs. (Can we verify(+) this sense?)
  2. (chiefly UK) A pair of such rails; a railway track
  3. (chiefly UK) A group of railway tracks running parallel, allowing one track to be used for each direction (a double-track railway line), or allowing segregation of fast trains from stopping trains (a four-track railway line).
  4. (chiefly UK) An organization that runs a railroad.