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
Pimp my ride: The psychedelic world of Indian truck art
CNN - 8/4/2015 4:31:22 PM
Home on wheels In a nation spanning almost 4 million square kilometers, truck drivers are the ones quite literally keeping the Indian economy moving -- delivering goods to rural parts of the country inaccessible by railway. It's a job which entails long ...
Suresh Prabhu advocates use of clean energy in railways
Economic Times - 8/4/2015 12:35:09 PM
He said railways was single largest consumer of energy in terms of both fuel and electricity in the country and steps should be taken ... concern for the survival of biological life of the world and we are losing bio-diversity in the process.
World Bank offers $2bn 4-year package
Dawn - 8/4/2015 5:25:39 AM
The prime minister spoke about initiatives for regional connectivity through rail and road links in ... and connectivity with regional countries during the past two years. Mr Dar acknowledged the cooperation of the World Bank in energy, projects for ...
WWII veteran visits Myanmar yearly to pray for those who perished along ‘Death Railway’
Japan Times - 8/4/2015 5:11:20 AM
Mikio Kinoshita witnessed many deaths while he worked on the Burma Railway for the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II, and as head of a ... the souls of those who died in the Southeast Asian country during the war. Construction of the 415-km ...
We need to be competitive, otherwise we will lose business to our neighbouring countries’
Financial Express - 8/4/2015 12:42:18 PM
We need to be competitive, otherwise we lose business to our neighbouring countries. We need to be pro-active and ... I would continue to plead for tax rationalisation as tax system in much of the world have undergone extensive evaluation to reach a ...
Two trains derail in India, casualties feared
Channel News Asia - 8/4/2015 11:12:14 PM
India's railway network, one of the world's largest, is still the main form of long-distance travel in the vast country, but it is poorly funded and deadly accidents are frequent. In 2012, a government report said almost 15,000 people were killed every ...
LaGuardia: No more 'third world' airport? Cuomo, Biden say it'll be rebuilt
Los Angeles Times - 7/29/2015 1:36:33 AM
Cuomo, joined by Vice President Joe Biden, who famously compared LaGuardia to an airport in a "third world country ... LaGuardia has no direct rail links to New York City. If it comes to fruition, the new facility would be the country's first new airport ...
'Third world' New York airport to be rebuilt
Global Post - 7/27/2015 8:15:36 PM
New York's LaGuardia Airport, famously likened to a "third world country" by Vice President Joe Biden ... creating more space for flight operations and will eventually be linked up to the rail network. Cuomo called the current airport "un-New York."
Chinese-built railway to cut through national park in Kenya's capital | Reuters
Firstpost - 8/1/2015 3:13:12 AM
NAIROBI Kenya's new Chinese-built rail line will cut through the capital's sprawling ... east African nation from building infrastructure to speed up development in a country where poverty remains rife. Under an agreement struck between wildlife officials ...
Chinese-built railway line to cut through Nairobi national park in Kenya
theguardian.com - 7/31/2015 5:33:23 PM
Rail project costing $13.8bn ... abundant wildlife draw tourists from across the world but the government has said that must not stop Kenya from building infrastructure to speed up development in a country where poverty remains rife.
2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup bids - Philippines' cities and venues
FIBA - 8/4/2015 9:57:40 AM
MIES (2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup) - On Friday 7 August ... we continue to make significant investments in road, rail and airport infrastructure facilities across the country. Since the completion of the Philippine Arena, the Government has committed ...
Austrian Railways Head: IMF Privatization Targets for Greece ‘Unrealistic’
Greek Reporter Greece - 7/28/2015 7:57:07 AM
Taking the Greek railway‘s privatization plan as an example ... As had been the case in other countries, he added, the IMF and World Bank experts put down “imaginary numbers” in their documents, striving to privatize a sector that, in his opinion ...
First World War felt on Canada’s East Coast
4 - 8/1/2015 5:57:50 AM
HALIFAX - While Canadian soldiers were fighting in Europe during the First World War, the effects of the conflict were ... that was otherwise an ocean away from battles raging in countries such as France and Belgium. Halifax in particular would be marked ...
World High-Speed Rail Projects drive growth of Global Composites Market for HSR
MENAFN - 7/29/2015 5:25:36 AM
HSR systems since their advent have been an integral part of the transportation sector in developed countries in Europe ... of HSR systems in the world. The key players in the Global Composites Market for High-Speed Rail are AIM Aviation Dartford ...
International World Rangers day celebrated in Kenya
cctv-america.com - 8/2/2015 9:20:04 PM
Kenya celebrated the International World Rangers day for the first time this year. A number of Rangers were feted at a ceremony in Voi in recognition of the work they have been doing in protecting Kenya’s heritage. But even as the country appreciated the ...