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
Drive from Europe to the U.S.? Russia proposes world's greatest superhighway
CNN - 3/24/2015 11:55:26 PM
According to a March 23 report in The Siberian Times, Russian Railways president Vladimir Yakunin has proposed a plan for a massive trans-Siberian highway that would link his country's eastern ... should be turned into a world 'future zone,' and it must ...
March 27, 1963: Beeching's axe changes the face of Britain's railways forever
home.bt.com - 3/26/2015 4:07:46 PM
Britain's rail networks were set to be redrawn after Dr Richard Beeching advised that a third of the country's tracks and more than half its stations should close. Police found the bodies of 39 members of a San Diego cult who had committed mass suicide in ...
Tanzania: Revamped Tanzania Railways speed up cargo delivery to landlocked neighbouring countries
panapress.com - 3/26/2015 12:25:52 PM
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Tanzania Railways has started three ... of Dar es Salaam to the neighbouring countries. According to officials here, this is one of 51 projects approved for fast-tracking by the World Economic Forum held in Davos ...
'World's oldest railway tunnel' awarded protected status
BBC - 3/19/2015 2:18:33 AM
What is believed to be the world's oldest railway tunnel - dating ... "He was one of the first to recognise the potential of railways to provide a nationwide transport system which would bind the country together and the Butterley Gangroad was where ...
Railroading India’s Railways
Mareeg - 3/20/2015 11:53:01 PM
no longer dwarf the country’s budget, which now stands at some $268 billion. But India’s railways still produce other mind-boggling figures: 23 million passengers are transported daily (over eight billion per year, more than the world’s entire ...
India 'throws up' investment opportunities for Qatar investors
Rediff India Abroad - 3/26/2015 3:07:31 AM
Roads, railways, refrigeration, ports, power, etc. offer immense opportunities. All this makes India an attractive investment destination," Wadhwa said. He observed that with the country developing ... With Qatar hosting FIFA World Cup in 2022, this ...
'Opportune time' to invest in India, President tells Qatar Emir
Zee News - 3/26/2015 12:25:52 PM
"The government has eased foreign direct investment caps in key areas like railways, defence and insurance ... and would contribute meaningfully towards your country's preparations for the 2022 World Cup," he said. The Emir for his part said that the ...
World Bank to lend 400 million USD to Serbia
Dtt-net - 3/25/2015 7:00:45 PM
representatives said the world lender will earmark this year a 400 USD loan for Serbia of aimed helping the country reform and restructure state owned companies, support country’s budget, railways, roads and energy infrastructure. Access to our news ...
Nigeria: Country's Economic Future Secure Under Jonathan - PDP
AllAfrica - 3/23/2015 6:38:40 AM
"With the huge investment in power and road infrastructure, the return of the railways and inland waterways ferrying millions of passengers and tonnes of goods across the country; the repositioning of the aviation industry, the rapid expansion in the ...
For railways in 5 years: Rs 8.5 lakh crore
The Indian Express - 3/17/2015 7:17:24 PM
Stressing capacity expansion, decongestion of the network and passenger safety, Railways ... World Bank, ADB and IFC. He also said the Railway Budget has not discriminated against any state and listed out the enhanced allocations to states across the country.
This week 50 years ago: Railways courtesy week
Dawn - 3/23/2015 2:20:58 AM
Things, after all, were a little different half a century back; a little, because even Pakistan Railways used ... create a new image of the country. Imagine this was being done despite the fact that at the time the western world was reasonably satisfied ...
Putting Uganda on the global mining map
Mining - 3/25/2015 4:41:46 AM
Last year, Uganda completed a $75 million national mineral survey that identified occurrences of resources such as uranium, tin, coltan, nickel, copper and gold across the country. The survey, funded by the World Bank ... Rift Valley Railways is revamping ...
Israeli public transit infrastructure lags behind OECD countries
The Jerusalem Post - 3/18/2015 7:30:32 PM
Regarding trains, the report describes the country’s rail network as “relatively small,” leaving Israel “below the midpoint of developed countries in terms of the ratio between the use of railways and ... elsewhere in the world indicate that ...
Rivalry In The Corporate World
GroundReport - 3/19/2015 12:48:29 PM
There is a lot of rivalry in the corporate world and the iron and steel industry is no exception ... They have even dragged the railways into this by taking their support. The South Eastern Railways have given a demand notice to Rashmi Group and have ...
U.S. Looks to Work With China-Led Infrastructure Fund
Wall Street Journal - 3/23/2015 4:29:49 AM
Infrastructure needs around the world are enormous. Emerging countries need new ports, railways, bridges, airports and roads to support faster growth. Developed economies, meanwhile, must replace aging infrastructure. The Asian Development Bank estimates ...