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
U.S. has only welcomed 1,800 Syrian refugees as migrants beg for world’s help
New York Daily News - 9/5/2015 5:44:58 AM
Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free — but not your Syrian refugees. While the European Union countries were belatedly mobilizing to take in hundreds of thousands of desperate Syrians, U.S. officials were talking ...
Hungary to take thousands of refugees to Austrian border by bus
The Guardian - 9/5/2015 8:51:05 AM
“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 ...
Migrants stream into Austria, swept west by overwhelmed Hungary
Economic Times - 9/5/2015 5:44:58 AM
On Friday, hundreds broke out of an overcrowded camp on Hungary's border with Serbia; others escaped from a stranded train, sprinting away from riot police down railway tracks ... the refugees' journey into their countries," Austrian Chancellor Werner ...
Asean Today: Toll Mounts in Boat Capsize; World's Worst Traffic; High Speed Rail Dumped
Phuket Wan - 9/5/2015 12:08:32 AM
Indonesia channelnewsasia.com Indonesia has unexpectedly dumped much-vaunted plans for its first high-speed railway in favor of a slower ... philstar.com The Philippines is third among Asian countries and fifth in the world in the list of countries with ...
Europe's refugee crisis is darkened by the shadows of WWII
Los Angeles Times - 9/5/2015 11:07:05 AM
On a continent still haunted by World War II ... last week with authorities at Budapest’s main railway terminal. After allowing some to journey west to their preferred destinations – richer countries such as Germany and Sweden – Prime Minister ...
European migrant crisis: A country-by-country glance
ABC7 - 9/5/2015 3:07:29 AM
Here's a look at the latest country-by-country developments in the refugee and migrant ... Many migrants originally traveling by rail had grown weary of waiting at Hungarian train stations. At the station in the town of Bicske, police in riot gear had ...
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 ...
Migrants start on foot, end up by bus at Austria
Arkansas Online - 9/5/2015 4:19:04 AM
Reduction in food In related news, the World Food Program has had to drop one-third of Syrian refugees from its food-voucher program in Middle Eastern host countries this year, a spokesman said Friday. Since 2011, more than 4 million Syrians fled their ...
Migrants enter Austria, swept west by overwhelmed Hungary | Reuters
Firstpost - 9/5/2015 6:35:04 AM
The Keleti railway terminus in the Hungarian capital ... Austria and Germany agree in this case to a continuation of the refugees’ journey into their countries,” Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann said on his Facebook page. Hundreds broke out of ...
Migrants stream into Austria, swept west by Hungary
Money Control - 9/5/2015 9:12:33 AM
For days, several thousand camped outside Budapest’s main railway station, where trains to western Europe were cancelled as the government insisted all those entering Hungary be registered and their asylum applications processed in the country as per EU ...
The Latest: UN says can't solve crisis by 'closing the door'
Star-Herald - 9/4/2015 11:39:54 PM
3:35 p.m. Authorities in northern Greece say a refugee from Syria has been killed by a train while walking along railway tracks in the dark after entering the country from neighboring ... Europe's worst refugee crisis since World War II.
China wants to build the world a railway
CNBC - 11/20/2014 2:23:41 AM
The developing world is embarking on a massive ... launching new financing plans to help developing countries pay for them. Much of that investment will be geared toward transportation projects like the Nigerian railway, as developing countries seek ...
Austria, Germany open borders to migrants offloaded by Hungary
Reuters - 9/5/2015 2:49:00 PM
Austrian police said over 6,000 had entered the country by midday with more expected in what has ... In Budapest, almost emptied of migrants the night before, the main railway station was again filling up with new arrivals but trains to western Europe ...
World's Busiest Railway 2015
Radio Times - 8/24/2015 10:55:40 PM
You can go further for £1 on the Indian railway than on any other train system in the world. Subsidised travel supports the ... Plus, a look at one of the country's poshest trains, which costs £600 per night.
Indonesia dumps plans for high-speed rail line, says minister
Arab News - 9/4/2015 11:11:16 PM
Nasution said Japan and China would be invited to submit bids for the revised project once the details were finalised, but added countries with expertise in medium-speed rail, like Spain and France, would also be approached. Top Japanese government ...