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
Will China encircle the world with rail?
Pakistan Defence - 10/20/2014 5:52:14 AM
Whether or not Chinese railways will physically encircle the world, it’s hard to think of another example (America with the Internet? Britain or France in the Age of Sail?) of a single country using a single medium with such skill and determination.
Opportunity In The World's Roads, Railways, And Water Systems
Seeking Alpha - 10/21/2014 9:47:17 AM
While we believe that the longer-term story of growth in global infrastructure remains intact, short-term hiccups for infrastructure firms in certain parts of the world can offer investors ... especially in emerging-markets countries, can drive ...
Finance ministers from the world's largest economies determined to sustain recovery
Economic Times - 10/11/2014 10:23:36 PM
Countries with external surpluses and fiscal ... the ministers unveiled plans for a global initiative to build roads, ports, railways and other infrastructure projects to help boost world growth by $2 trillion over the next five years and create millions ...
Country can make progress only through power of vote: Saad
Business Recorder - 10/20/2014 1:01:44 PM
Federal Minister for Railways, Khawaja Saad Rafique said on Monday the country could only make progress through power of votes, while using force could never lead to development. Addressing the PML-N workers at local Arts Council, he said the world had ...
A Train Ride Through Time: From Iraq’s Checkered Past Into an Uncertain Future
New York Times - 10/17/2014 11:56:42 PM
“Maybe he would just put a bullet in my head.” Luckily, he got it fixed. As the country is being pulled apart by the Islamic State insurgency, the men of the railways are dreaming of knitting it back together. In his office at the station, Hamid Ali ...
AIDS News: Scientists Believe They've Discovered Country of Origin; People With the Disease Are Living Longer
The Latin Post - 10/19/2014 12:41:27 PM
A country in Africa has been discovered by scientists as the ... The HIV-1 virus, a chimpanzee virus, is how HIV spread from Kinshasa to the rest of the world. The study was led by Oliver Pybus of Oxford University and Philippe Lemey of the University ...
Zimbabwe: Pool Resources, Region Urged
AllAfrica - 10/20/2014 8:22:34 AM
according to a recent World Bank report. Most African countries are facing significant challenges to develop infrastructure in key sectors such as energy, roads and railways. "The pooling of resources among the countries to implement such projects is a ...
HK Leader: 'External Forces' Involved in Protests
ABC News - 10/20/2014 1:27:23 AM
Leung added that the foreign actors came from "different countries in different parts of the world," but didn't specify which countries ... to charge at police and to paralyze the railways." It was the first arrest for online protest activity since ...
USA says some nations not doing enough on economy
USA Today - 10/11/2014 9:30:30 AM
"Countries with external surpluses and fiscal ... the ministers unveiled plans for a global initiative to build roads, ports, railways and other infrastructure projects to help boost world growth by $2 trillion over the next five years and create millions ...
Railway Minister Inaugurates the 59th Annual Railway National Awards Function-2014 at Bangalore
Orissa Diary - 10/10/2014 6:14:15 PM
In the fast transforming world of web based communication through ... On October 2nd, Indian Railways launched the biggest ever cleanliness campaign all over the country in line with the Union government’s Swachh Bharat campaign. The entire railway ...
India Railways' Modernization Plans to Attract Huge Investments
Yahoo Finance India - 10/13/2014 3:11:44 PM
13 -- With government’s plan to make the Indian railways a much more modernized and upgraded ... It also wants modern stations in the country with world-class amenities. India has already signed agreements with countries like China and Japan to make ...
IRCTC Connect Indian Railway’s free Android app launched
NVO News - 10/13/2014 4:37:38 PM
This is going to make things hassle free as far as reservation and timing of trains across the country ... The Indian Railways reportedly carries more passengers daily than the total population of Saudi Arabia. It is also among the world’s largest ...
Taking a ride on the Indian railways
The National - 10/18/2014 11:52:32 AM
As the outside landscape changes from crowded city slums alongside the rail track to green paddy fields and forests on lengthy journeys across the country, life on the train ... and you step off into the outside world.