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
Fascinating new maps reorganize world by mega-cities, economic regions, more
OregonLive - 4/29/2016 10:58:02 AM
Instead of focusing on nation-states and boundaries, maps should organize around mega-cities and lines for shipping routes, broadband cables and railways, Khanna said in the Post article. For example, a map of mega-cities across the world shows density for ...
Connecting the World Through Infrastructure
Forbes - 4/28/2016 1:43:51 PM
Each road, bridge, tunnel, railway, and pipeline rewrites ... still lives in deep poverty — including half the world’s children — with the next two billion people coming from developing countries with inadequate health and education services.
Six maps that will make you rethink the world
Washington Post - 4/29/2016 7:51:55 AM
You say that high-speed railway could connect these cities ... First, these are two of the most sparsely populated countries in the world. Do you know what the world population is north of 66 degrees latitude, near the Arctic Circle?
FG to link rail lines to seaports
Punch - 4/28/2016 11:23:41 PM
Many existing structures will be demolished in order to link rail lines with seaports across the country, the Federal Government has said. The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, disclosed this in Abuja while receiving a team from the World Bank ...
32 World Heritage Sites in India identified by UNESCO
Jagran Josh - 4/29/2016 1:35:31 PM
This north Indian park is situated in the country's northwestern part of Rajasthan ... This is one of the finest functional Railway Station buildings of the world and is used by more than three million commuters daily. It is an outstanding example of ...
The five best train journeys in the world
CITY A.M. - 4/29/2016 5:17:25 PM
Train travel affords a vision of the world that seems so much more interesting ... seeing for oneself the vastness of the Russian forests and the railway that has played such a powerful role in the country’s history, has attracted generations of travellers.
China plans world's 2nd largest high-speed rail line in Chennai
Economic Times - 4/23/2016 10:50:50 AM
we go for it," he tells a group of visiting journalists from India and major ASEAN countries. It is clear that quality and speed are the mainstay of the CRC, specifically, the High Speed Railway (HSR). After developing the world's biggest HSR network - at ...
French rail strike disrupts commuters across the country
Darien News - 4/26/2016 10:40:07 AM
PARIS (AP) — A French rail strike has seriously disrupted train service around the country, canceling a slew of train routes and snarling commutes for hundreds of thousands in Paris and in the provinces. France's national rail company SNCF says half of ...
China To Provide Chennai With World's Second Largest High Speed Rail Line
IndiaTimes - 4/23/2016 7:30:24 AM
we go for it," he tells a group of visiting journalists from India and major ASEAN countries. wikipedia It is clear that quality and speed are the mainstay of the CRC, specifically, the High-Speed Railway (HSR). After developing the world's biggest HSR ...
Nigeria Tasks African Countries on Trade Development
This Day Live - 4/29/2016 2:18:28 PM
It is desirous to evolve a multimodal, integrated and sustainable transport system with greater emphasis on rail and inland ... arteries of countries and regions, he said the network of transport routes and facilities all over the world can be likened ...
World Bank raises 2016 oil price forecast to $41 per barrel
Bills Insider - 4/29/2016 3:34:13 AM
TSX rises as higher oil support energy; railway stocks drag The report ... in non-Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) production, mainly US shale. Ayhan Kose, director of the World Bank's Development Prospects Group, said: "These ...
Rail strike hits France over preparation for EU deregulation
Reuters - 4/26/2016 10:25:48 AM
With the exception of Britain, which entirely privatised its railways in the 1990s, most EU countries have limited deregulation ... In France, where the TGV high-speed network is the world's second-biggest after Japan, the stakes are particularly high.
Will finalise cooperation in railways with US officials: Prabhu
Daijiworld - 4/29/2016 5:14:26 AM
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS): Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Friday said he will meet US transport officials next month to finalise areas of cooperation between the two countries in the railway sector. "I had fruitful discussions with the US Secretary of ...
Iran, Azerbaijan launch railway construction linking both countries
China - 4/21/2016 11:14:41 AM
Both countries will finance the railway construction as part a of the so-called north ... Aliyev expressed his content over the lifted sanctions which were imposed by the international world upon Iran. He added that the nuclear agreement reached between ...
The case for high-speed rail
The Indian Express - 4/27/2016 7:07:10 PM
Constructing HSR lines in the country should be seen as a nation-building exercise rather than a standalone project justified only on transport demand. India has the fourth-largest rail network in the world. Considering the size, scale of operations and ...