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
Russian Railways May Build $157 Billion of High-Speed Links
Bloomberg - 6/5/2013 2:25:52 AM
OAO Russian Railways is planning more than 5 trillion rubles ($157 billion) of high-speed rail links as the world’s largest country by land mass plans to host the 2018 soccer World Cup. “Building high-speed rail links is a brand new trend ...
Nagpur railway station to be developed into world class terminal: Experts
Indian Express - 5/25/2013 10:52:50 AM
said there was enough scope for developing Nagpur into a world-class stoppage. Indian Railways had on August 12, 2012, signed an agreement with Belgium to modernize and re-develop some of the country's railway stations, Divisional Railway Manager of Nagpur ...
The secret Parisian railway: Line around French capital that was abandoned in the 1930s has become an oasis of beauty
Daily Mail - 6/18/2013 2:06:16 PM
Officially off-limits to the public, the national rail service SNCF has left the tracks largely untouched. The blog, an off-beat culture, travel and style blog based in Paris, states the tracks are 'open for pleasant summer strolls if you look ...
Ex-China railways boss admits guilt at graft trial
myMotherLode - 6/10/2013 2:27:06 AM
The man who once ran China's powerful railways ministry wept as he admitted his guilt and sought leniency at his trial on corruption charges, one of the country's highest-level graft cases in years. Liu Zhijun, 60, who oversaw the ministry's high-profile ...
World's most beautiful railway stations
Rediff - 2/27/2013 8:04:00 AM
It is one of the most important hubs in the country and is one of the 3 Belgian stations ... Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and historic railway station which serves as the headquarters of the Central Railways in Mumbai.
Find SNCF updates as strike hits French railways
euronews - 6/13/2013 12:53:28 PM
International lines are the least affected by the strike. Traffic is only reduced to Switzerland (one train in two) and Italy (one train in three). The Eurostar (to London), Thalys (to Brussels and Amsterdam) and Alléo (to Germany) lines are ...
Rafique vows to put Railways on track
pakistantoday.com.pk - 6/13/2013 8:45:55 PM
Rafique said the government would take every possible step to put some life into railways which he believes was a great asset of the country. He stressed the need of team work and joint efforts by employees to revive golden days of Pakistan ...
China ex-railway boss goes on trial for corruption
The Miami Herald - 6/8/2013 1:06:33 PM
BEIJING -- A former Chinese railways minister goes on trial for corruption Sunday in one of the country's biggest graft cases in years, charged with taking massive bribes and steering the awarding of highly lucrative projects. The Beijing Second ...
Former China railways boss goes on trial for graft
myMotherLode - 6/9/2013 1:02:23 AM
The man who once ran China's powerful railways ministry is seeking leniency for corruption crimes at Sunday's opening of one of the country's biggest graft cases in years. Liu Zhijun, who oversaw the country's high-profile bullet train development as head ...
Afghan, Tajik, Turkmen heads lay foundation of regional railway
Firstpost - 6/5/2013 11:54:21 PM
The project aims to link the neighbours’ existing rail networks with other parts of Eurasia, primarily with the countries of the ... commitment to finance the railway’s construction. Turkmenistan, which holds the world’s fourth-largest natural ...
Railways acquire 8,700 ha for DFC, keeps farmers happy too
Financial Express - 6/4/2013 8:49:25 PM
Acquisition of land from farmers for the purpose of industrial development and infrastructure building is an emotive and vexed issue in the country ... corridor is being financed by the World Bank. The railways is building the rest on its own equity ...
In a Journey on a Crumbling Railway, a Picture of a Nation’s Troubles
New York Times - 5/19/2013 11:21:25 AM
A classic product of Pakistan’s patronage-driven politics ... An argument about the merits of various leaders erupted between a Pashtun trader, traveling to Karachi for heart treatment, and an engineer who worked in a military tank plant.
Ex-China railways minister on trial for corruption
The Voice of Russia - 6/10/2013 10:33:51 AM
China's high-speed railway network, said to be the largest in the world, has also been plagued with safety scandals ... Members of the Russian Duma, a lower chamber of the country’s bicameral parliament, have endorsed in the second reading a package ...
The railways as a metaphor
DAWN Group - 6/8/2013 3:15:24 PM
Other countries also support their railways for a variety of reasons. They remain the most economical mode of transport, as well as the most environmentally friendly. France, for example, maintains one of the world’s most efficient systems and subsidises ...
Ex-China railways boss goes on trail
Independent Online - 6/9/2013 8:19:02 AM
Beijing - The man who once ran China's powerful railways ministry and oversaw its high-profile bullet train development sought leniency for corruption crimes at Sunday's trial of one of the country's biggest graft cases in years. Liu Zhijun has been ...