Definition of permanent way in English:

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permanent way

noun

British
The finished trackbed of a railway together with the track and other permanent equipment: engineers are repairing the permanent way following the derailment
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  • The two companies have been awarded the tender to construct the permanent way of the Northern Railway line extension project.
  • Many jobs were no more nor less dangerous than thousands of posts in other walks of life, but for permanent way staff the story was different.
  • The system has to follow the Railway Act, under which the Metro Rail will be a permanent way and none can travel on that.

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