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
France labour dispute: Hollande digs in as rail strike looms
BBC - 5/31/2016 9:22:49 AM
Tourism chiefs in Paris have warned that the unrest is putting off visitors to one of the world's top destinations ... by the state rail company SNCF (in French). The Paris Metro is due to go on strike from Thursday. Six of the country's eight oil ...
6 European Countries, 9 Days, 0 Planes
New York Times - 5/28/2016 10:59:26 AM
We traveled more than 3,000 miles from the Arctic Circle to the Atlantic Ocean in nine days, visiting six countries. We saw nine museums ... The excursion was inspired by a 2011 rail adventure. After traveling to Istanbul for work, Susan, a university ...
Seeing Ireland by rail – clean, ultra-sleek trains and spectacular landscapes
Examiner - 5/29/2016 7:59:17 AM
And the vast rail network criss-crosses the length and width of this beautiful country. It’s the ideal way to sit back and see far more of Ireland’s renowned 40-shades of lush green countryside, quaint villages, markets, ancient ruins and the world ...
National Rail Museum to get free Wi-Fi
Economic Times - 5/30/2016 3:54:43 AM
... in his 2016-17 budget that promotion of tourism will be undertaken through rail museums and Unesco World Heritage Railway sites across the country. There is ample open space available at NRM and we want to utilise it for a light and sound show which ...
World Bank to finance Indian station upgrades
Railway Age - 5/31/2016 2:09:09 PM
The World Bank has agreed to provide a $US 500 million seed ... Over the last two years IR has signed MoUs with railways in 14 countries and several rounds of discussions have been held on station modernisation strategies have been completed.
Exploring the world's deepest and longest train tunnel
dw.com - 5/31/2016 8:47:01 AM
"The entire [Swiss] Federal Council, also the heads of state and government of our neighbor countries, as well as the transport ... it will inaugurate the world's longest rail tunnel. The Gotthard Base Tunnel will bring northern and southern Europe even ...
American travel hurt by infrastructure
m.kwch.com - 5/31/2016 2:30:37 PM
As former Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood says, "We're like a third-world country when it comes to infrastructure." CNN aviation and regulation correspondent Rene Marsh investigates the state of the country's bridges, railways, airports and ...
Get set for 'out of the world' train travel as Talgo train begins trial run in India
Zee News - 5/29/2016 10:15:18 AM
New Delhi: Talgo trains from Spain successfully completed the first set-up trial run between Izzatnagar and Bhojipura stations on the Bareilly-Moradabad rail route on Friday ... definition of train travel in the country: The Series-9 high speed talgo ...
French Rail Workers' Strike Raises Euro 2016 Fears
NDTV - 5/31/2016 9:29:58 AM
Paris, France: Striking railway workers were set to disrupt transport throughout ... the images of strikes and demonstrators clashing with police beamed around the world were putting off visitors to France. The "guerilla-type" scenes "reinforce the feeling ...
National Rail Museum in New Delhi to soon offer free Wi-Fi services
BGR - 5/30/2016 5:13:28 AM
... in his 2016-17 budget that promotion of tourism will be undertaken through rail museums and Unesco World Heritage Railway sites across the country. There is ample open space available at NRM and we want to utilize it for a light and sound show which ...
Can ASEAN compete with the world’s economic superpowers?
weforum.org - 5/31/2016 2:06:10 AM
And with more than 600 million people, ASEAN has the third-largest labour force in the world, after China and India. But behind those big numbers, what will make ASEAN an economic force to be reckoned with? Much of its success will hinge on how countries ...
Rail passengers’ body flays authorities
Assam Tribune - 5/29/2016 6:57:51 PM
The highlights of the issues raised in the memorandum were, stoppage of the Rajdhani Express at Duliajan, declaration of the historic Dibrugarh Town Railway Station as a heritage station, and re-designing and development of the same as a world class ...
Rise in demand for roadway and railway infrastructure to prop global geosynthetics market through 2020
Plastemart - 5/30/2016 9:02:32 AM
The rise in adoption of geosynthetics across the world has resulted in a steady growth of the market. The market growth in the developing countries of Central and ... the transport infrastructure (roadway and railway). As the global geosynthetics market ...
Bullet train to touch Indian tracks by 2023
India Today - 5/31/2016 8:39:52 AM
The world-famous Shinkansen bullet trains of Japan will ... Link has rewritten the way big ticket railway contracts with foreign countries and companies should be inked in future. First, it makes a departure from earlier big railway projects signed with ...
Germany Keeps Finding World War II-Era Bombs
The Atlantic - 5/28/2016 11:59:41 PM
Long after World War II ended, German authorities are still finding and deactivating unexploded bombs, mines, and other munitions throughout the country. Allied countries ... an SS arms depot, a railway junction for trains to the eastern front, and a ...