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
Chinese Rail Firm Makes Inroads with U.S. Factory and Boston Transit Deal
New York Times - 9/4/2015 10:25:19 AM
Rail is one of China’s most strategic assets. The country has built more than 7,500 miles of high-speed rail tracks in recent years, four times as much as Japan, which has the world’s second-biggest rail network, according to the World Bank.
Trains packed with refugees reach Budapest; Germany asks EU countries to abide by rules
Daily News and Analysis - 9/2/2015 9:16:07 AM
The vast majority of refugees fleeing violence and other migrants escaping poverty arrive on Europe's southern and eastern edges but are determined to press on and seek asylum in richer countries further ... Budapest's Eastern Railway Terminus on Tuesday ...
Infrastructure in the Rich World: Building Works
CFO - 9/2/2015 11:56:35 PM
It is hard to exaggerate the decrepitude of infrastructure in much of the rich world. One in three railway bridges in Germany is over ... The American Society of Civil Engineers rates around 14,000 of the country’s dams as “high hazard” and 151,238 ...
Thousands of refugees in limbo at Budapest rail station
Al JAZEERA - 9/2/2015 8:47:29 AM
Thousands of refugees are stranded outside Budapest's main international railway station a day after Hungarian authorities closed it to them, sticking by the European Union's rules which prevent refugees from leaving for Germany and other countries.
World Bank supports reforms in Serbia
InSerbia - 9/3/2015 6:08:49 AM
Goldstein and Vucic discussed structural reforms in public enterprises, primarily in the Electric Power Industry of Serbia, the natural gas provider Srbijagas and the Serbian Railways ... Serbia’s position in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business ...
Amid ongoing crisis largely ignored by world, Myanmar floods deal major blow to agriculture – UN agency
UN News Centre - 9/3/2015 5:28:51 PM
Some 385,000 households have been displaced by the floods and landslides that destroyed thousands of homes, and irrigation canals in 12 of the country’s 14 provinces ... Severe damage to roads, bridges and railways is making these ongoing relief and ...
New refugee proposals as photos of drowned Syrian boy shock world
Yahoo News - 9/4/2015 12:02:33 AM
"Tiny victim of a human catastrophe," said Britain's Daily Mail while Italy's La Repubblica tweeted the words: "One photo to silence the world." The picture also prompted a furious reaction from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. "European countries ...
Hungary railway station remains closed to migrants
Herald & Review - 9/2/2015 1:02:12 AM
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Thousands of migrants remain stranded at Budapest's main international railway station as Hungarian authorities are sticking to European Union rules and preventing them from leaving for Germany and other countries west.
The Dutch Railway Could Run Solely on Wind Power By 2018
Gizmodo - 8/31/2015 9:18:29 AM
The Netherlands has an ambitious new energy goal: The country wants its entire electric rail system to run on 100% wind power ... The council predicts that if world governments stick to plan, wind power could account for 18% of all energy production ...
Hungary to take thousands of refugees to Austrian border by bus
The Guardian - 9/4/2015 10:49:47 PM
“This does not automatically mean that they can leave the country,” he said ... walk the 105 miles from Budapest’s main railway station to Austria, as Europe’s worst refugee crisis since the second world war deepened. Snaking through the ...
Borders Railway launched with woollens and literature in mind
the Edinburgh Reporter - 9/4/2015 4:01:46 PM
the longest domestic railway to open in the UK for over a century. Scotland’s textile industry has customers in over 150 countries across the world, demonstrating the demand for globally recognised fabrics, tartan, cashmere, lace, knitwear, tweed and ...
Migrants scuffle with Hungary police; Europe shocked by dead kid's image
PanARMENIAN Network - 9/4/2015 9:35:13 AM
France and Germany said European countries must be required to accept their shares of refugees, proposing what would potentially be the biggest change to the continent's asylum rules since World War Two. Europe's worst refugee crisis since the Yugoslav ...
Bombardier joint venture wins US$381M China rail contract
Canadian Manufacturing - 9/2/2015 2:31:05 PM
BERLIN—Bombardier Transportation’s Chinese joint venture, Bombardier Sifang Transportation Ltd., has been awarded a contract with China Railway Corp. to supply 15 CRH380D high speed trains for the country ... now has the world’s longest operational ...
Is it China or the World?
Townhall Finance - 9/2/2015 11:56:35 PM
For all the blame we’re heaping on China, could its recent economic woes be more about the global economy than their miracle run of ghost cities and high-speed rail networks coming ... a top export for only 31 other countries; sobering stuff that speaks ...
Hungary railway station still closed to migrants, thousands waiting to go to Germany
Newstalk 1010 - 9/2/2015 7:21:35 AM
Hungary - Thousands of migrants remain stranded at Budapest's main international railway station as Hungarian authorities are sticking to European Union rules and preventing them from leaving for Germany and other countries west. Around 3,000 migrants were ...