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 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
China's skies increasingly crowded with passenger jets
china.usc.edu - 4/23/2014 4:13:44 PM
Other domestic travel options, specifically high-speed railways, are carrying more and more passengers ... 55 additional airports are to be built by 2015, totaling 230 across the country. The CIA World Factbook, however, rates China at 15th in the world ...
Indian Railways plans to operate semi-high-speed trains running at 130 kmph on select routes in a year
Travel Biz Monitor - 4/23/2014 9:32:52 AM
The Indian Railways plans to roll out semi-high-speed trains in the next one year that will run at an average speed of 130 km per hour (kmph), nearly double that clocked by the Rajdhani and Shatabdi expresses, two of the fastest trains in the country at ...
World Railways Today
railwaygazette.com - 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 to Open Up Infrastructure Projects to Private Investment
The Wall Street Journal - 4/23/2014 8:06:58 AM
China's State Council, or cabinet, said Wednesday that projects in railways, telecommunications, clean energy and pipelines will be open to public bidding. The country's infrastructure sector is dominated by state-controlled firms. The cabinet said it ...
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 ...