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, 2014See also: Railways map
Fascinating new maps reorganize world by mega-cities, economic regions, more
OregonLive - 4/29/2016 10:58:02 AM
Instead of focusing on nation-states and boundaries, maps should organize around mega-cities and lines for shipping routes, broadband cables and railways, Khanna said in the Post article. For example, a map of mega-cities across the world shows density for ...
Bangladesh approves China-financed rail project
Times of India - 5/4/2016 4:54:11 AM
DHAKA: Bangladesh's highest economic policy-making body on Tuesday approved a multi billion-dollar China-financed project to develop a direct railway connectivity between the capital Dhaka and the southwestern parts of the country. The "Padma Bridge rail ...
Railway electrification: Why hesitate?
Daily Mirror - 5/3/2016 6:38:35 PM
Many countries have modernized bus and rail transport to provide efficient and cheap mobility ... Concessionary financing from international agencies such as the ADB and the World Bank are given to nationally important projects, at very concessionary ...
China plans world's 2nd largest high-speed rail line in Chennai
Economic Times - 4/23/2016 10:50:50 AM
we go for it," he tells a group of visiting journalists from India and major ASEAN countries. It is clear that quality and speed are the mainstay of the CRC, specifically, the High Speed Railway (HSR). After developing the world's biggest HSR network - at ...
China To Provide Chennai With World's Second Largest High Speed Rail Line
IndiaTimes - 4/23/2016 7:30:24 AM
we go for it," he tells a group of visiting journalists from India and major ASEAN countries. wikipedia It is clear that quality and speed are the mainstay of the CRC, specifically, the High-Speed Railway (HSR). After developing the world's biggest HSR ...
Six maps that will make you rethink the world
Washington Post - 4/29/2016 7:51:55 AM
You say that a high-speed railway could connect these cities ... First, these are two of the most sparsely populated countries in the world. Do you know what the world population is north of 66 degrees latitude, near the Arctic Circle?
32 World Heritage Sites in India identified by UNESCO
Jagran Josh - 4/29/2016 1:35:31 PM
This north Indian park is situated in the country's northwestern part of Rajasthan ... This is one of the finest functional Railway Station buildings of the world and is used by more than three million commuters daily. It is an outstanding example of ...
The five best train journeys in the world
CITY A.M. - 4/29/2016 5:17:25 PM
Train travel affords a vision of the world that seems so much more interesting ... seeing for oneself the vastness of the Russian forests and the railway that has played such a powerful role in the country’s history, has attracted generations of travellers.
French rail strike disrupts commuters across the country
Darien News - 4/26/2016 10:40:07 AM
PARIS (AP) — A French rail strike has seriously disrupted train service around the country, canceling a slew of train routes and snarling commutes for hundreds of thousands in Paris and in the provinces. France's national rail company SNCF says half of ...
World craves Chinese tourists even as Hong Kong turns its nose up at them
South China Morning Post - 5/4/2016 4:11:14 AM
Several governments around the world ... country, you eat the food, speak to the people, listen to the music and that makes you a more respectful person to other cultures and people,” says Rifai. Meanwhile, investment in infrastructure such as railways ...
World Bank raises 2016 oil price forecast to $41 per barrel
Bills Insider - 4/29/2016 3:34:13 AM
TSX rises as higher oil support energy; railway stocks drag The report ... in non-Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) production, mainly US shale. Ayhan Kose, director of the World Bank's Development Prospects Group, said: "These ...
World keen to attract more Chinese tourists: UNWTO chief
China Daily - 5/4/2016 9:54:50 AM
Promoting the First World ... country, you eat the food, speak to the people, listen to the music and that makes you a more respectful person to other cultures and people," Rifai added. Meanwhile, investment in infrastructures such as railways, roads ...
Iran, South Korea To Launch Direct Flight By Year's End
You Don't Know Football - 5/3/2016 7:07:13 PM
Iran has been seeking to integrate into the global financial system and improve ties with other countries since its own nuclear-related sanctions were lifted in January under a landmark deal with world powers ... and in oil, gas, railways, and ports ...
China to increase high-speed rail network to 30,000 km by 2020
Money Control - 4/21/2016 12:19:06 PM
"By the end of 2015, the length of high-speed railway (HSR) lines in operation in China exceeded 19,000 km with nearly 10,000 km under construction, making the country top of the world in terms of length of high-speed railways both in operation and under ...
Stakeholders call for Voi rail to be preserved as war artefact
Standard Group - 4/25/2016 11:55:52 PM
Calls are being made to preserve the dilapidated Voi-Taveta railway line as part of the country’s World War 1 (WW1) history. Historians and stakeholders in the multi-billion-shilling tourism industry, while welcoming plans by Kenya Railways to upgrade ...