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
French rail strike disrupts commuters across the country
FOX News - 4/26/2016 10:04:19 AM
PARIS – A French rail strike has seriously disrupted train service around the country, canceling a slew of train routes and snarling commutes for hundreds of thousands in Paris and in the provinces. France's national rail company SNCF says half of the ...
Railways spending on infrastructure may change dynamics of the country: Umesh Chowdhary, Titagarh Wagons
Economic Times - 4/26/2016 2:14:52 PM
It has been one of the most under-spent sector in the country in the last 60 years ... This does not happen anywhere in the world. Now there are certain historical compulsions that the Indian Railways have to carry on with, that the investments were ...
The Great British Railway: The most epic train journeys around the country
The Daily Express - 4/26/2016 7:55:28 AM
There's no denying that we have some of the most expensive trains in the world, but the lure of train travel still entices us. It's because the UK has such beautiful rail routes. Here are some of the finest train journeys in the country, just make sure you ...
Fires break out across Israel as country is hit by heat wave
YNET News - 4/26/2016 8:16:57 AM
Fires were reported all across the country, including in the Western Galilee between ... and also in the city of Jerusalem; next to the railway between Be'er Ya'akov and Lod, and additionally between Ramla and Kibbutz Na'an. Ten firefighting crews from ...
We’re linking rail lines to ports, says Amaechi
The Nation - 4/25/2016 11:05:46 PM
The Minister of Transportation Rotimi Ameachi has said all rail lines being constructed in the country would be linked to ports as it is done in other parts of the world. “The first railway contract in the revitalisation policy was awarded by former ...
Rail strike hits France over preparation for EU deregulation
Reuters - 4/26/2016 10:25:48 AM
With the exception of Britain, which entirely privatised its railways in the 1990s, most EU countries have limited deregulation ... In France, where the TGV high-speed network is the world's second-biggest after Japan, the stakes are particularly high.
The World Bank Group and Turkmenistan Convene a Conference on Increasing Competitiveness
The World Bank - 4/27/2016 1:45:03 PM
The Conference was the part of the ongoing Country Engagement Note of the World Bank Group and Turkmenistan for fiscal years 2016-17. The main purpose of the Country Engagement strategy is to provide support for analytical and advisory activities designed ...
Siemens wants in on Russian high-speed railway project
RT - 4/27/2016 1:59:22 PM
Alexei Druzhinin / Sputnik Germany’s Siemens has expressed an interest in cooperating with Russia and China to produce rolling stock for the high-speed rail route from Moscow ... We have also provided both countries with our Velaro technology,” Siemens ...
The case for high-speed rail
The Indian Express - 4/27/2016 7:07:10 PM
Constructing HSR lines in the country should be seen as a nation-building exercise rather than a standalone project justified only on transport demand. India has the fourth-largest rail network in the world. Considering the size, scale of operations and ...
Govt bets on Indian Railways for anti-tobacco campaign
Live Mint - 4/26/2016 4:30:52 PM
New Delhi: The ministry of health and family welfare is riding on the country’s railway network to push its advertising ... Union), which addresses public health challenges around the world. The new advertisements come as an extension to the ministry ...
Senate holds Public hearing on Railway Act, as Saraki sees private investors as key to improvement
World Stage - 4/25/2016 4:39:13 PM
He said that there was no doubt that rail system is one of the most important arterial systems of the country’s economy and “therefore a major determinant of the success or otherwise of our economic reform package.” He noted that not much have been ...
10 Historical British Railway Murders
listverse.com - 4/25/2016 7:06:33 AM
The first locomotive-powered public railway in Britain opened in 1825, making it the oldest railway system in the world. With almost 200 years of ... Thomas Wells became the country’s first privately executed criminal, although many journalists were ...
Premier Construction Magazine - 4/26/2016 11:58:51 AM
As a result of investments Network Rail is making, by 2019 the country’s rail network will be delivering ... redesigning track layouts to introducing electrification and building world-class stations. We are also exploring and defining ways in which ...
Suresh Prabhu defends bullet train for Indian Railways, says it will bring new technology
Financial Express - 4/27/2016 2:28:00 PM
Cooperation with Japan will help India get technological know-how as Japan runs the world’s most ... India-Japan cooperation on railways.” He wondered if a “deliberate misinformation” campaign was going on in the country against the introduction ...