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
Is the Modi govt serious about transforming Railways?
Rediff India Abroad - 7/23/2014 2:58:37 AM
While the government's intention is to revamp the country's rail network ... Similar factors triggered reform processes in other railways across the world, including in New Zealand, the United States, Canada, Britain and Argentina. The Indian Railways ...
China to build more highways, rail lines, airports in Tibet
Economic Times - 7/27/2014 11:43:35 AM
BEIJING: China has unveiled plans to build more highways and airports in Tibet by 2020 to make travel to the "roof of the world ... network of railways by then with 1,300 kilometers of railway in operation, it said adding that the country will also ...
Railways to focus on Train Collision Avoidance system
Post - 7/26/2014 9:00:08 AM
New Delhi: Advocating the need for installation of the indigenized Train Collision Avoidance System (TCAS), the cash-strapped railways on Saturday said it is a cost effective solution for preventing accident in the country. TCAS, is an indigenized system ...
Latest James Bond film starring Daniel Craig almost included an Indian Railways promotion, former minister reveals
The Independent - 7/16/2014 2:19:48 PM
Speaking at a debate at the Indian parliament, the country’s former railway minister Dinesh ... which would have seen 007 adding Indian Railways, one of the world’s largest train networks, which transports more than 24 million people daily, to a ...
Railways workers threaten more protests after Eid
The News International - 7/22/2014 2:09:42 AM
sit-ins at the offices of railway divisional superintendents across the country would be staged. Addressing the meeting, Razi said that the RWF had been formed to give an independent and larger platform to the railways’ workers and unite all unions under ...
‘Car makers must tie up with Railways’
The Hindu - 7/29/2014 4:56:11 PM
With more vehicles required to be shipped across the length and breadth of the country, the Railways would be the most cost efficient ... and in collaboration with experts from around the world.
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.
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 ...
Mangalore Junction as world-class station not feasible, says samiti
The Hindu - 7/23/2014 12:06:49 AM
The then Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee had, in 2009, announced upgrading the Mangalore Central Railway Station, among other railway stations in the country ... Railways should take immediate steps to develop Mangalore Central Railway Station to world ...
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.
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 ...
World's tallest bridge at Kauri in Jammu constructed by Konkan Railways
Meri News - 11/4/2007 11:54:12 PM
THE WORLD'S tallest ... project of the Konkan Railways, the Chenab Bridge, as it would be designated on completion, would rise 359 metres above the bed of the mighty and tumultuous Chenab, with Kauri emerging as the centre of the country’s attraction ...
The systematic destruction of the railways
The Express Tribune - 7/19/2014 6:19:37 PM
It was all part of growing up, of travelling in one of the most fascinating parts of the world. In Britain also ... could literally travel to almost any place in the country. In fact, it was the railways that made the hugeness of India graspable.
Factbox - India eyes private money for its wobbly, slow railways
Reuters - 7/8/2014 8:38:32 AM
when the network was the country's largest industrial asset. Currently, the government unveils the railway budget days ahead of its annual federal budget. * With 1.3 million employees, Indian Railways is among the world's largest employers. It has added ...
Indian Railways needs a change in its profile
Meri News - 7/15/2014 3:32:34 PM
Terror lurks in this country almost at every bend of the road or a railway ... Acute watchfulness is necessary to ensure that they do not harm innocents travelling in trains or destroy railways property. They are desperados ruthlessly waging war against ...