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
Singapore Is Turning a Cross-Country Railroad Into the World's Longest High Line
Gizmodo - 11/30/2015 12:24:03 PM
Singapore, like almost every other industrialized country, is home to railroads that once formed ... which it “envisioned as the starting and ending point of a rail network that could stretch all the way to Europe.” Advertisement The current KTM ...
Global Track – China sees its railways covering the world
Macauhub - 11/27/2015 6:51:10 AM
In 2014, it carried 2.49 million passengers a day, making it the most heavily used network in the world. According to the official media, China is in talks with 28 countries on high-speed rail projects. They have printed maps showing lines from Harbin to ...
Most Of World’s Transportation Energy Use Is For Passenger Travel
CleanTechnica - 11/30/2015 6:50:36 PM
and rail. The United States was the world’s largest transportation energy consumer in 2012, the most recent year with detailed international transportation data by mode. The United States, where on-road passenger travel is especially prevalent ...
Railway plants in Bihar to boost manufacturing, jobs: Arun Jaitley
The Indian Express - 11/30/2015 8:45:08 PM
“This is a win-win situation for Railways, Bihar, the country and Make in India,” Jaitley added ... and those industries would then be part of the global supply chain for world class locomotive manufacturing. The factories were announced by the ...
Indian Railways May Add 20 Percent Incremental GDP In 4 Years
Value Walk - 11/30/2015 9:32:15 AM
He emphasizes that India should not only up spending to stay in pace with the other economies but that it also needs to outspend them to catch up: Citing World ... the country’s manufacturing competitiveness. He notes that even though rail is a cheaper ...
China to spend over $437 billion on railways over next five years: State media
Economic Times - 11/27/2015 10:40:14 AM
The country's total rail network, mostly built by state firms China Railway Group and China Railway Construction is now 112,000 kilometres long. Its high-speed rail network, the world's longest, is 16,000 kilometres long.
India may spend $95 billion on railways over 5 years: Morgan Stanley
India TV - 11/30/2015 6:50:36 PM
New Delhi: India is expected to spend a whopping USD 95 billion (over Rs 6.34 lakh crore) on ramping up its rail infrastructure, a step that will help in increasing the country's manufacturing ... According to World Bank estimates, India's logistics ...
PH signs biggest ever JICA loan: $2B for railway
ABS-CBN News - 11/27/2015 7:34:07 AM
MANILA - The Philippines has secured a $2 billion loan or P94 billion from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to fund the North-South commuter railway project ... ever extended by JICA to any country for a single project. It carries an interest ...
10 Longest Rail and Road Tunnels in India
Silicon India - 11/27/2015 2:12:00 AM
Roads and rail network in India is one of the largest transport networks in the world. Bridges and tunnels play a major role in the connectivity across the country, compiles Walk Through India. India is a subcontinent where the northern frontiers of India ...
China and India Drive Recent Changes in World Coal Trade
The Energy Collective - 11/30/2015 3:23:01 PM
China and India accounted for 98% of the increase in world ... three major rail transportation projects for facilitating increased shipments of coal from major producing regions in northeastern India to demand centers in other parts of the country.
JICA seals record $2-B loan for Philippines railway project
Philstar - 11/28/2015 11:57:48 AM
MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines and Japan officially signed yesterday a $2-billion loan facility for the construction of what will become the country’s largest railway system ... development partners in the world...Thus, we thank the government ...
Railway lessons for India: With love, from Japan
freepressjournal.in - 11/26/2015 5:40:47 AM
Other countries, which introduced high speed railways much later, have witnessed worse accidents and high numbers of deaths. The newest Shinkansen travels at a maximum speed of 320 km/hour, and is the fastest in the world. Equally impressive is that even ...
UN Climate Change Conference: World Leaders Call For Price On CO2 Emissions Despite Uphill Battle At Paris Summit
International Business Times - 11/30/2015 5:24:42 PM
which nearly 200 countries are negotiating over the next two weeks. “We’ve come together in the shadow of an undeniable truth: We simply cannot afford to continue polluting the planet at the current pace,” Jim Yong Kim, president of World Bank Group ...
Decongesting roads, improving cargo haulage through rail
NATIONAL MIRROR - 11/30/2015 11:08:18 PM
In 2013, the World Health Organisation (WHO ... Zaria and Kano. In the centre of the country the Nigeria Railway Corporation has a network of standard line that include 217 kilometres from Oturkpo to the Ajaokuta steelwork. A further 51.2 kilometres ...
Is Qatar legally qualified to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup?
Al Bawaba - 11/30/2015 3:51:39 PM
With almost half the population of the world watching, countries that host the World Cup seek prestige ... bridges, tunnels, stadiums, railways and this requires finance from the host nation as well as a legal framework that guarantees the smooth running ...