Definition: This entry states the total route length of the railway network and of its component parts by gauge: broad, standard, narrow, and dual. Other gauges are listed under note.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012See also: Railways map
Bolivia-Chile railway marks 100 years at time of strife
BBC Online - 5/14/2013 1:18:54 AM
He gave a speech at the station ... of the railway in the early 20th Century as "comparable only to the construction of the Panama Canal". He said he regretted that Bolivian President Evo Morales could not be at the ceremony "but it gives me great ...
Tanzania Plans to Boost Port Volumes by 80% by Adding Railways
Bloomberg - 5/21/2013 1:42:13 PM
Tanzania plans to boost cargo volumes by 80 percent over the next two years at the Dar es Salaam Port by adding railway links and upgrading facilities to improve efficiency, Transport Minister Harrison Mwakyembe said. The port is expected to ...
Foreign trips galore by railway body
Gulf News - 5/14/2013 11:55:59 AM
He said: “The MRVC officers made trips to several foreign countries to carry out a technical study for commercial development of railway land and airspace in Mumbai.” Spending Rs241,964 on every foreign trip, the MRVC, Galgali says, shook off the ...
In a Journey on a Crumbling Railway, a Picture of a Nation’s Troubles
New York Times - 5/19/2013 11:21:25 AM
RUK, Pakistan — Resplendent in his gleaming white uniform and peaked cap, jacket buttons tugging his plump girth, the stationmaster stood at the platform, waiting for a train that would never come. “Cutbacks,” Nisar Ahmed Abro said with a ...
Top 10 Smoggiest Countries in the World
Care2 (blog) - 5/21/2013 9:13:11 PM
The word “smog” has existed since one Dr. H.A. des Voeux, treasurer of the Coal Smoke Abatement Society, coined it in reference to London by combining “smoke” and “fog” to describe the “black fog” that was “not unknown in other large ...
Indian Railways becomes the fourth largest freight carrier in the world
Rush Lane - 5/14/2013 4:39:20 AM
Indian Railways entered the 1 billion tonne plus club for the first time last fiscal, and in doing so, they are now the fourth largest freight carrier in the world, after USA, Russia and China. Indian Railways has joined the rare Billion Tonne Plus Club ...
Turkmenistan plans to build railway near Afghan border
worldbulletin.net - 5/16/2013 11:46:27 AM
About a month ago, Afghanistan proposed the construction of a railway line in Afghanistan on the Imamnazar-Akina route to Turkey. The relevant negotiations were held in Ashgabat with participation of the authorized representatives of the two countries.
Track the train
The Hindu - 5/20/2013 6:29:44 PM
Train travel is exciting and one can never resist a chance to do so. The Railways in India has a long history. Travelling by train is always fascinating. More so in a country like India because with every journey there is adventure, learning and ...
Perks of a railway job for the family: A daughterâ€™s flashback
articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com - 5/12/2013 11:39:52 PM
My sister and I were born in Railway hospitals. That's what most Railway men's children were wont to do. They also lived in Railway colonies â€” a gated community of bungalows and flats surrounded by greenery, often along with a pool ...
Proposed high-speed rail network a high investment for Laos
Channel NewsAsia - 5/21/2013 11:54:50 AM
THAILAND: High-speed railway lines connecting Thailand, Laos and China might soon become a reality after the Thai cabinet met with its Lao counterparts in Chiang Mai earlier this week. The proposal would have a major impact on the region as there is ...
Railways to improve safety levels with communications-based control system
The Hindu - 5/17/2013 9:10:46 PM
Indian Railways plans to roll out a communications-based train management system that provides higher precision in locating trains when compared to the conventional signalling systems, S. Manohar, Chief Signal and Telecommunication Engineer, Southern ...
The Railway Ministers We Have Known
Wall Street Journal - 5/13/2013 11:21:23 AM
In September last year, Mr. Joshi took control of the railways from Mukul Roy when Trinamool Congress, his party, withdrew support from the coalition over plans to allow foreign retailers to set up in the country without a local partner.
India- Bangladesh Railway officers to meet on May 21
Economic Times - 5/18/2013 2:57:21 PM
Countries such as India have a unique opportunity to pioneer a path that leads the world toward more efficient and sustainable transport solutions. Shibulal cited the recent Infosys 3.0 strategy as a transformation exercise that could set the ...
Railway Dept on the threshold of wide expansion
Sunday Observer - 5/11/2013 7:30:31 PM
The Department of Railways is one of the core service providers to the people of this country and train service is one of the most sought after transportation modes among the public though it is not expanded within the country that much. With the dawn of ...
Israel's railway plan set to boost China's trade in Middle East, Europe
Channel NewsAsia - 5/15/2013 7:11:27 PM
Now they will be able to by-pass the Suez Canal completely and dock in Eilat. The railway is expected to increase trade from China, India and other Asian countries to Israel, while also reducing Tel Aviv's dependence on a waterway controlled by her ...