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
In a Journey on a Crumbling Railway, a Picture of a Nation’s Troubles
New York Times - 5/19/2013 10:12:49 PM
At every major stop on the long line from Peshawar, in the northwest, to the turbulent port city of Karachi, lie reminders of why the country is a worry to its people, and to the wider world ... on the cusp of craggy mountains that climb ...
Bolivia-Chile railway marks 100 years at time of strife
BBC Online - 5/14/2013 1:18:54 AM
Chile has marked the centenary of one of the most spectacular railways in the world, a railroad that straddles the Andes and lies at the heart of the country's long-standing border dispute with Bolivia. The Arica-La Paz railway was inaugurated on 13 May ...
Foreign trips galore by railway body
Gulf News - 5/14/2013 11:55:59 AM
Mumbai: At a time when bureaucrats are under the scanner for corruption and overspending public money, it has come to light that government officers of the Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation (MRVC) went on 121 foreign trips in 10 years for a myriad study tours.
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 ...
India- Bangladesh Railway officers to meet on May 21
Economic Times - 5/18/2013 2:57:21 PM
... of understanding on February 16 last for linking Agartala and Akhaura railway stations so that Bangladesh railways could be connected with the north eastern states of the country to avail the facilities of the international Chittagong Port.
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.
Perks of a railway job for the family: A daughterâ€™s flashback
articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com - 5/12/2013 11:39:52 PM
tennis courts and a club house that doubled up as venue for birthday parties and weddings â€” in the nicer part of town. Compared to colonies of the other central services which depend on the meagre resources of the PWD, these areas were ...
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.
Railway Dept on the threshold of wide expansion
Sunday Observer - 5/11/2013 7:30:31 PM
Question: Can you explain the present contribution of the railway system to the passenger transportation and the freight transportation in Sri Lanka? Answer ... we are improving them little by little. ATM machines we have introduced.
Track the train
The Hindu - 5/20/2013 12:46:08 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 joy.
Huawei to Deploy Innovative Railway Communications System for Malaysia's Ampang LRT Extension
EIN News - 5/6/2013 6:14:43 AM
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Israel's railway plan set to boost China's trade in Middle East, Europe
Channel NewsAsia - 5/15/2013 7:11:27 PM
TEL AVIV: When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited China last week, one of the items on his agenda was a railway line that could turn Israel into a land and sea bridge for Chinese exports to Europe. The China-Israel initiative holds the ...
Presidents of Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan open Turkmen-Kazakh railway section of “North-South” transport corridor
turkmenistan.ru - 5/13/2013 7:18:00 AM
In the conference hall of the administrative building of the JSC “National Company ‘Kazakhstan Temir Joly’”, the heads of the railway branches of the two countries made a brief presentation of the transit-transport potential of Turkmenistan and ...
India's railway minister resigns after relative was accused of accepting bribe for plum post
canada.com - 5/10/2013 4:04:07 PM
NEW DELHI - India's Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal has resigned after ... the sale of cellphone rights and allocation of coal fields that auditors said lost the country of billions of dollars.