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
For now, Indian Railways plans desi bullet trains on a few routes @130 kmph
Financial Express - 4/23/2014 3:20:38 AM
Bullet trains might yet be a far-fetched dream for the country due to high costs involved, but Indian Railways plans to roll out the desi ... speed trains has been present in many parts of the world, including the Europe and Japan, for long.
Railways integrator, unifier of India, says president
Newstrack India - 4/22/2014 12:25:51 PM
The Indian Railways thus plays a major role as an integrator and unifier of this great country," he said at the event at Rashtrapati ... heights of one of the largest railway networks in the world". "Few institutions and organisations could be described ...
Canada's railways face increased risk from regulations
Globe and Mail - 4/20/2014 11:26:47 PM
The harsh winter that slowed freight trains and laid bare the tensions between the rail companies and their customers has spawned a new risk for Canada’s two major railways – more ... regulation” of much of the country’s rail corridors, given ...
Govt needs to strengthen Indian railways' finances: Kernex
Money Control - 4/22/2014 6:49:25 AM
A: As far as Indian railways are concerned, it is a big network and one of the biggest in the world and we require a very stable government to create the infrastructure. We must be able to support the economic growth in the country in the form of rail ...
Figures show steep rail trip rise
Evening Telegraph - 4/24/2014 1:35:04 PM
"We need our railways to support all parts of the country. That means stopping fares rising faster than wages, investing in those areas which are under performing and giving local bodies more control over decision-making to make sure spending goes to the ...
Railways a unifier of India: President
ddinews.gov.in - 4/22/2014 9:58:31 PM
President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday called the Indian Railways an integrator and unifier of the country. Mukherjee said this while ... heights of one of the largest railway networks in the world. "Few institutions and organisations could be described ...
Indian Railway Service of Engineers probationers call on Mukherjee
TruthDive - 4/22/2014 12:54:29 PM
He said civil engineers have to play a major role not only in maintaining and upgrading the Indian Railways but also taking it to new heights of one of the largest railway networks in the world ... and unifier of this great country,” he said.
JK asks private sector to fund Central Corridor rehabilitation
IPP Media - 4/15/2014 11:54:12 PM
Speaking during the World Economic Forum Alignment Meeting on Development ... Out of 2,707 kilometres of railways in the country, about 600 kilometers length has been renovated,” he said. He said government plans to upgrade the central railway to ...
Mary-Jane Bennett: Don’t re-regulate the rails
NATIONAL POST - 4/21/2014 11:54:14 PM
Exactly why the railways would have it in for this country’s farming community is unclear ... hauling one of the highest volumes of goods in the world at some of the lowest rates. And they employ almost 35,000 people in the highest-paying union jobs ...
All aboard! Sudan's sleek new train a rarity
NDTV - 4/21/2014 7:50:51 PM
An efficient rail system would be an asset for the country which has been desperate for hard currency since the loss of about 75 percent of its oil production when South Sudan separated in 2011. "It will remain that railways are the cheapest system for ...
10 things India does better than anywhere else
CNN - 4/23/2014 3:02:09 PM
The country of 1.2 billion draws more than 7 million tourists ... India contains more than 800 dialects and can lay claim to some of the most varied sites in the world. From Kerala's backwaters to Tamil Nadu's temples, and Rajasthan's deserts to ...
World Railways Today
Railway Gazette - 8/31/2005 11:59:18 PM
Each entry is illustrated with a range of photos highlighting the variety of the world's trains, stations and infrastructure ... A table summarises the railways of each country, and a glossary translates important acronyms into Japanese.
Which country has the largest railway network in the World?
Times of India - 1/15/2005 11:57:41 PM
The US has the largest railway system in the world - about 240,000 km connecting 48 continental ... India comes fifth with 62,658 km of railroad after Canada and China. Indian Railways is owned by the government, and is the largest under a single management.
China's Railways World Leader, Except In Service
CBS News - 2/1/2011 11:59:02 PM
China's 91,000 kilometers (56,400 miles) of railways are the world's longest and, in some cases, the fastest. The country's drive to develop high-speed rail technology rivals its space program in terms of national pride and importance. But the annual scrum ...
Slow train to a lost Britain: discovering a magical world barely changed since the golden age of rail
Daily Mail - 4/2/2010 9:53:59 PM
Of course, Britain’s railways haven’t really been like this ... are fit only to run in the Third World. (Which, indeed, some of them do, since the only other country apart from Britain that operates Pacer trains is Iran.) There are interminable ...