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
Tanzania to spend $14 billion on railways, eyes regional hub status
Economic Times - 3/30/2015 1:11:14 PM
as the country aims to become a regional transport hub. Tanzania, like its neighbour Kenya, wants to capitalize on a long coastline and upgrade existing rickety railways and roads to serve growing economies in the land-locked heart of Africa. Oil and gas ...
Tanzania: Revamped Tanzania Railways speed up cargo delivery to landlocked neighbouring countries
panapress.com - 3/26/2015 12:25:52 PM
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Tanzania Railways has started three ... of Dar es Salaam to the neighbouring countries. According to officials here, this is one of 51 projects approved for fast-tracking by the World Economic Forum held in Davos ...
From world-leader to decline: The Belgian railway policy is derailing
EurActiv.com - 3/30/2015 11:52:29 AM
Belgium used to be a world leader in rail ... But in reality, the country will pay a very high price for this wrong track. The measures hit Belgian railways hard, at a tipping point. Efforts carried out over the past 15 years should have improved ...
Club World Cup: Morocco Spent MAD 554 Million to Host the Two Editions
moroccoworldnews.com - 3/28/2015 7:08:32 AM
Rabat – The hosting of the two editions of the FIFA Club World Cup 2013-2014 in Morocco cost the country more than half a billion Dirhams ... while Morocco’s railways company (ONCF) and the Moroccan National Tourist Office paid 25 million Dirhams ...
Expert suggests common norms for GCC rail networks
MENAFN - 3/31/2015 9:13:49 AM
The railway expert also highlighted the necessity of the countries in the region, including the GCC states, adopting common standards, rules for operations and legal systems for efficient and effective operations. The UIM official also felt that railways ...
Drive from Europe to the U.S.? Russia proposes world's greatest superhighway
CNN - 3/24/2015 11:55:26 PM
According to a March 23 report in The Siberian Times, Russian Railways president Vladimir Yakunin has proposed a plan for a massive trans-Siberian highway that would link his country's eastern ... should be turned into a world 'future zone,' and it must ...
Railroading India’s Railways
Mareeg - 3/20/2015 11:53:01 PM
no longer dwarf the country’s budget, which now stands at some $268 billion. But India’s railways still produce other mind-boggling figures: 23 million passengers are transported daily (over eight billion per year, more than the world’s entire ...
More countries to join BRICS-led AIIB
Domain-b - 3/30/2015 9:57:57 AM
The AIIB aims to provide funding for infrastructure projects such as construction of roads, railways ... it is believed that at least 42 countries have joined or applied to join the AIIB as founding members. Of the world's major economies only the US ...
'World's oldest railway tunnel' awarded protected status
BBC - 3/18/2015 10:15:11 PM
What is believed to be the world's oldest railway tunnel - dating ... "He was one of the first to recognise the potential of railways to provide a nationwide transport system which would bind the country together and the Butterley Gangroad was where ...
Why China Won't Devalue And Start A Currency War
Seeking Alpha - 3/31/2015 6:14:52 AM
They know other countries will come ... more favorable to Asia and the world." He highlighted a new China-led infrastructure bank and other initiatives designed to leverage hundreds of billions of dollars to finance railways, ports and other development ...
Lakeshore Public Media Partners with NHK WORLD TV to Launch 24-Hour Channel in Chicago and Northwest Indiana Areas
Yahoo Finance - 3/30/2015 10:55:13 AM
Lakeshore Public Media (www.lakeshorepublicmedia.org) today announced a new partnership with NHK WORLD TV ... and celebrate the country’s car culture. “Japan Railway Journal”* – Discover the secrets of Japan’s railways, from the newest ...
The tangled state of our railways
BristolPost - 3/26/2015 11:53:04 PM
We may have invented the railways, proliferating them throughout most of the world, but it appears that ... Trains could be "hailed" from the trackside like buses on country roads. Branches were subsidised by the main lines to the extent that the branches ...
David E Hockin: We need to make the railways work for us travellers
WesternDailyPress - 3/28/2015 9:24:32 AM
We may have invented the railways, proliferating them through most of the world, but it appears that ... Trains could be "hailed" from the trackside like buses on country roads. Branches were subsidised by the main lines to the extent that the branches ...
'Business opportunity worth $250 billion in defence sector in 7-8 years'
Daily News and Analysis - 3/30/2015 3:52:53 AM
"We have opened up defence, railways, insurance and medical devices ... on the basis of ease of doing business. According to the World Bank report, India ranked at 142nd out of 189 countries in terms of ease of doing business. Kant said DIPP would ...
How Labour lost the business vote
Daily Telegraph - 4/1/2015 2:10:18 AM
Under Ed Miliband, however, the party's relationship with the world of business has sunk to lows not seen ... Other policies such as an energy price freeze and renationalising the railways have been attacked as examples of state intervention.