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 (1)
Businessweek - 6/4/2013 7:30:41 PM
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Find SNCF updates as strike hits French railways
euronews - 6/13/2013 12:53:28 PM
The railway workers of the SNCF have followed the example of air traffic controllers: from 7pm on Wednesday until 8am on Friday, the railway network is being disrupted by a strike. The call from unions hostile to rail reform has been heard: on ...
Rafique vows to put Railways on track
pakistantoday.com.pk - 6/13/2013 9:14:33 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 Railways.
Konkan Railway introduces ‘green’ toilets
Gulf News - 6/19/2013 12:53:30 PM
Since the need for septic tanks and sewage lines has been eliminated in this technology, the bio-toilets can be installed and ready for use within just 48 hours, compared to two months for the conventional toilets. Even the cost savings on bio-toilets are ...
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 ...
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 ...
ICC Women's World Cup 2013: Railways ground at Cuttack likely to host Pakistan matches
Cricketcountry.com - 1/23/2013 1:53:19 PM
The Railways-owned ground at Cuttack ... Cuttack was selected to host Pakistan's World Cup matches after the Shiv Sena threatened that it would oppose ties involving the neighbouring country in Mumbai. All the matches in Group B, in which Pakistan is ...
World's longest high-speed rail line makes debut
The Global Times - 12/25/2012 11:53:12 PM
Photo: Xinhua The world's longest high-speed rail line, which spans over half of China, began operating Wednesday, further cementing the country's high-speed railway development ambitions. Two trains departed from stations in Beijing and Guangzhou at 9 a.m ...
Dmitry Medvedev dismisses Russian Railways CEO
ИТАР-ТАСС - 6/19/2013 4:13:56 PM
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Former China railways boss goes on trial in Beijing on charges of massive bribery, corruption
Washington Post - 6/9/2013 3:04:04 AM
BEIJING — 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 ...
Ex-China railways minister on trial for corruption
The Voice of Russia - 6/10/2013 10:33:51 AM
This is the first high-profile corruption trial since Xi Jinping became president of China in March 2013. Mr. Xi has vowed to crack down on corruption, warning officials against "corruption, taking bribes, being out of touch with the people". Mr. Liu was ...
Does India really need a separate Railway Budget and Railways Ministry?
articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com - 3/2/2013 10:40:54 PM
Anyone who asks why exactly a separate Railway Budget is needed or must be given such a starring role is quashed with vague references to the Railways core role in the Indian economy or its hallowed status as the world's largest employer (though ...