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
The Trans-Siberian, the longest railway in the world, for upgrading or collapse?
Asia News - 10/19/2016 4:15:25 PM
The world’s most famous transport route between Europe and Asia is 100 years old. China, Japan and Western countries are looking for cheaper alternatives routes. One possibility is the Arctic. Moscow (AsiaNews) – This month, the Trans-Siberian railway ...
Sam Tarry: Southern Rail fiasco tells us what “taking back control” should really mean – railways owned by the public
labourlist.org - 10/16/2016 11:57:06 PM
With the full support of many Conservative MPs, the report calls for GTR to be stripped of the franchise and chimes with the calls of commuters, campaigners, rail experts and transport unions who believe Brexiting Britain deserves a world class rail service.
Wi-Fi used most at Patna railway station, mostly to watch porn
Times of India - 10/17/2016 5:29:22 PM
"More than any other railway station in the country, where free Wi-Fi service was launched ... Once in place, it will be the largest public Wi-Fi system in the world," Prabhu said. The service was commissioned by RailTel, in association with Google ...
Bihar: Railways drop idea of free Wi-Fi after misuse of Internet
India Today - 10/21/2016 3:05:38 AM
The plan for the world's largest public Wi-Fi project will cover 100 railway stations On September 12, 2015, the Indian Railways announced its partnership with the tech giant Google to provide free Wi-Fi services to 400 railway stations across the country.
Patna Railway station drops free internet on premium trains as Indian Rail Ministry official claims, 'Most passengers just use the free internet to download porn clips'
Daily Mail - 10/20/2016 6:30:14 PM
The plan for the world’s largest public Wi-Fi project will cover ... with the tech giant Google to provide free Wi-Fi services to 400 railway stations across the country. Users are able to access high speed internet for the first 30 minutes, however ...
The Booming China-Europe Rail Network Is Taking The Next Step
Forbes - 10/19/2016 7:57:19 PM
The first big move towards this was creating the China Railway Express brand, which was put on display to the world back in June through distributing ... for companies like us but also for their own country and their own city.” So rather than individual ...
The Most Railway Friendly Country In The World Is…
ecolocalizer.com - 3/19/2008 11:57:33 PM
So who are the world’s most railway friendly countries, and what can we learn from them about implementing practical rail services that people will actually want to use? Data provided by The International Union of Railways shows Japan as the world leader ...
Government, World Bank sign $650 million pact for eastern corridor project
India - 10/21/2016 1:21:15 PM
“The project will benefit industries of Northern and Eastern India, which rely on railway network for transportation of material inputs and exports that would accelerate creation of jobs in the northern and eastern regions of the country,” the World ...
Protests against Railway Constructions across Nairobi National Park
Latin American Herald Tribune - 10/18/2016 2:33:24 AM
The government of China, through a loan to its Kenyan counterpart, will extend the railway line, which is meant to pass through the only natural park in the world that has a city ... one of the tourist emblems of the country. On the one hand, the ...
The most expensive delay for Indian Railways: unfinished projects worth $65 billion
Yahoo Finance - 10/13/2016 5:59:46 AM
Indian Railways, one of the world’s largest rail networks ... Although the government has made some big moves since, including launching the country’s fastest train, the Gatimaan Express, and pushing the controversial bullet train project, the railway ...
India Binges On Porn After Google Gives Country Free Wi-Fi
thelibertarianrepublic.com - 10/18/2016 6:03:59 PM
The country is the considered to be the fastest growing smartphone ... Once in place, it will be the largest public Wi-Fi system in the world,” India Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said, according to The Economic Times. As the population gains the ...
Bombardier Inc is slashing another 7,500 jobs around the world, 2,000 jobs in Canada
Financial Post - 10/21/2016 7:30:29 AM
along with delivering rail contracts to customers like the Toronto Transit Commission and Metrolinx. Bellemare said the new jobs will be added in low-cost countries and more established higher cost operations. “It’s the only way that we can protect the ...
New Coastal Rail Link Runs Through Restive Region
Construction Equipment Guide - 10/21/2016 1:35:34 PM
... railway system is being built across the country by a Turkish company as Ethiopia aspires to link to connect to more of its neighbors by rail. The large-scale projects do come with risks. A World Bank report released in September said Ethiopia ...
China transforming the world
tremeritus.com - 10/15/2016 2:18:28 PM
The British Empire went all over the world to ... Some Asean countries are thinking of snubbing China and wanting to opt out of the OBOR project. Is there an opt out option? Sure, if Singapore, or even Malaysia were to opt out, the rail line would end ...
The world’s 10 longest railway networks
railway-technology.com - 2/19/2014 11:55:00 PM
The US rail network, with an operating route length over 250,000km, is the biggest in the world. Freight lines constitute about 80% of the country's total rail network, while the total passenger network spans about 35,000km. The US freight rail network ...