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
Development Aid From China Vs. Japan: 3 Things Other Countries Should Know
Forbes - 1/16/2017 5:40:09 AM
Duterte, in office in Manila since June, has turned the Philippines into something of an economic assistance battleground between Japan and China, who don’t like each other for a list of reasons reaching back to World War II. The Philippines is just a ...
Dutch trains are world’s first to run on 100% wind power
nationofchange.org - 1/12/2017 2:41:46 PM
The Netherlands, aka Windmill Country, is now operating 100 percent of its electric ... according to an announcement from the Netherlands’ principal passenger railway operator, NS. Dutch electric trains are running on 1.2 billion kilowatt-hours of ...
China Unveils Ambitious High-speed Rail Expansion Plan
enr.com - 1/6/2017 6:52:16 PM
China rang in the new year by announcing plans to increase its high-speed railway service by 50%—to 30,000 kilometers from the present level of 20,000 kms—by 2020. The country already already claims 65% of the world's high-speed rail trackage.
Switzerland Opening Longest Train Tunnel in the World
globaltravelerusa.com - 1/15/2017 10:09:11 PM
making it the deepest tunnel in the world, as well as the longest. The project took 17 years to complete. The efficient, new railway allows people to spend more time discovering the majestic natural beauty Switzerland and its neighboring countries offer.
Dutch electric trains become 100% powered by wind energy
The Guardian - 1/10/2017 9:53:38 PM
The national railway company ... wind farms across the country and off the coast of the Netherlands had helped NS achieve its aim. Eneco and NS said on a joint website that around 600,000 passengers daily are “the first in the world” to travel thanks ...
‘Shangri-la of the World,’ the world’s longest high-speed train has launched in China
lonelyplanet.com - 1/9/2017 7:57:18 AM
Travel just got a whole lot quicker in China, now that the country has launched the world’s longest high-speed train called ... Image: Imagine China The line is also the longest east-west high-speed railway in China. The trip will cost 1475 yuan ...
China has built the world’s largest bullet-train network
The Economist online - 1/12/2017 3:53:21 PM
The World Bank, for one, is optimistic ... fast-enough trains around big cities have been almost as good as high-speed rail, at a fraction of the price? The OECD, a rich-country think-tank, reckons it costs 90% more to build lines for trains that reach ...
China makes great contributions to world security, development: Italian expert
Xinhua News Agency - 1/16/2017 11:16:36 AM
At the same time, China will continue to have a close cooperation with the ... 60 countries, the initiative has been aligned with many national and regional development strategies, bringing forth more and more cooperative projects, including railways ...
Railway Composites Market: Revenue Predicted To Go Up by 2026
satprnews.com - 1/10/2017 1:46:52 PM
U.S., China and India, the top three railway network countries in the world based on operating length hold around half the share in the global railway composites market. India is projected to be an important market for railway composites due to the ...
DP World reaffirms commitment to Indian growth
Arabian Spply Chain - 1/12/2017 11:21:20 AM
By developing this transport infrastructure – at existing ports, multi-modal transport including rail for freight and ... to our operations in the country, which form an important part of our global network.” DP World is a market leader in Indian ...
What Kanawa Stands to Benefit from the Kano Light Rail Project
This Day Live - 1/9/2017 11:06:24 PM
Given the status of Kano as the most populous state in the country that plays host to hundreds ... If you travel around other parts of the world, you will attest to the fact that light rail transport system is fast-growing, becoming the major means of ...
The Netherlands Becomes World’s First to Run Trains on Wind Power
worldindustrialreporter.com - 1/12/2017 1:08:43 PM
The Netherlands has become the first country in the world to operate 100 percent of its electric trains with wind energy. This was made possible thanks to an initiative undertaken by national railway company NS, and energy company Eneco. According to a NS ...
CRRC Zhuzhou to supply electric locomotives to Macedonian Railways
think-railways.com - 1/9/2017 11:56:31 PM
The EUR 8 million investment is financed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), and is carried out as part of a project on the renewal of country ... world standards, providing enhanced safety and reliability in rail ...
Book Review: An Era of Darkness by Shashi Tharoor
indiafacts.org - 1/12/2017 11:52:57 PM
Any country is made up of two things- First ... Computerization is one such example. We are the world software leaders without needing anyone to rule or subjugate us. The railways were built more for the British exploitation of Indian resources rather ...
Xi's world vision: a community of common destiny, a shared home for humanity
ECNS - 1/15/2017 5:34:11 AM
"In Xi Jinping, and messages he has delivered, the world sees a China that embraces its responsibilities, stands by developing countries through thick and ... more and more cooperative projects, including railways, roads and ports. The Initiative will ...