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
Tanzania: Revamped Tanzania Railways speed up cargo delivery to landlocked neighbouring countries
panapress.com - 3/26/2015 12:25:52 PM
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Tanzania Railways has started three ... of Dar es Salaam to the neighbouring countries. According to officials here, this is one of 51 projects approved for fast-tracking by the World Economic Forum held in Davos ...
Russia has proposed a disruptive innovation that could change how we travel
The Business Insider - 3/28/2015 12:30:39 PM
Earlier this week, Russian Railways presidentreportedly floated a plan to build the world's longest superhighway ... $21 billion to build the 31-mile Chunnel connecting those two countries -- $33.8 billion in current-day dollars. This suggests that ...
'World's oldest railway tunnel' awarded protected status
BBC - 3/19/2015 2:18:33 AM
What is believed to be the world's oldest railway tunnel - dating ... "He was one of the first to recognise the potential of railways to provide a nationwide transport system which would bind the country together and the Butterley Gangroad was where ...
It's time for the world to adjust to China's global ambition
Daily Telegraph - 3/28/2015 3:43:56 PM
What’s the longest bridge in the world? It’s not San Francisco’s Golden Gate ... As the Chinese economy keeps out-pacing the West, the country commands ever more geopolitical power – and I’d highlight three very different illustrations of ...
The tangled state of our railways
BristolPost - 3/26/2015 11:53:04 PM
We may have invented the railways, proliferating them throughout most of the world, but it appears that ... Trains could be "hailed" from the trackside like buses on country roads. Branches were subsidised by the main lines to the extent that the branches ...
Drive from Europe to the U.S.? Russia proposes world's greatest superhighway
CNN - 3/24/2015 11:55:26 PM
According to a March 23 report in The Siberian Times, Russian Railways president Vladimir Yakunin has proposed a plan for a massive trans-Siberian highway that would link his country's eastern ... should be turned into a world 'future zone,' and it must ...
China Banks on Sharing Wealth to Shape New Asian Order
Wall Street Journal - 3/28/2015 8:34:26 AM
He highlighted a new China-led infrastructure bank and other initiatives designed to leverage hundreds of billions of dollars to finance railways ... country could have its own security assured without the security of other countries, or of the wider world ...
March 27, 1963: Beeching's axe changes the face of Britain's railways forever
home.bt.com - 3/26/2015 4:07:46 PM
Britain's rail networks were set to be redrawn after Dr Richard Beeching advised that a third of the country's tracks and more than half its stations should close. Which city has just ensured the formation of the UK's first husband and wife team of bishops?
Will focus on job creation: Modi on three-nation trip
Times of India - 3/28/2015 1:27:55 PM
"In Germany, chancellor Merkel and I will jointly inaugurate Hannover Messe where India is a partner country. "Looking forward to enhancing ... including in the Railways sector". Modi said through the Make in India Programme, India has the potential ...
David E Hockin: We need to make the railways work for us travellers
WesternDailyPress - 3/28/2015 9:24:32 AM
We may have invented the railways, proliferating them through most of the world, but it appears that ... Trains could be "hailed" from the trackside like buses on country roads. Branches were subsidised by the main lines to the extent that the branches ...
Could a road be built between Britain and America? Ambitious plan to link countries with 12,400 mile superhighway
Mirror - 3/27/2015 11:41:44 AM
Ambitious plans to create the world's longest superhighway could ... the equivalent of billions of pounds to the country's economy and be seen as an unprecedented boost to tourism. Russia's head of railways Vladimir Yakunin presented the idea to Vladimir ...
Railroading India’s Railways
Mareeg - 3/20/2015 11:53:01 PM
no longer dwarf the country’s budget, which now stands at some $268 billion. But India’s railways still produce other mind-boggling figures: 23 million passengers are transported daily (over eight billion per year, more than the world’s entire ...
Proposed highway could link the UK to the US by road
Domain-b - 3/28/2015 4:05:24 PM
Ambitious plans to create the world's longest superhighway could ... This would bring the equivalent of billions of pounds to the country's economy and result in a huge boost to tourism. Russia's head of railways Vladimir Yakunin presented the idea to ...
World Bank to lend 400 million USD to Serbia
Dtt-net - 3/25/2015 7:00:45 PM
representatives said the world lender will earmark this year a 400 USD loan for Serbia of aimed helping the country reform and restructure state owned companies, support country’s budget, railways, roads and energy infrastructure. Access to our news ...
World Trade Center Islamabad Is About to Give Economic Boost to Pakistan
MENAFN - 3/25/2015 8:16:31 AM
World Trade Center Islamabad will provide gateway of interaction with more than 750000 International Businesses based in 300 other World Trade Centers in 100 countries ... (MENAFN - The Peninsula) Qatar Railways Company (Qatar Rail) will be hosting ...