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
Canada orders railways to boost grain shipments to ease logjam
Finance Yahoo - 3/7/2014 4:26:32 PM
The railways ... Canada is the world's biggest canola exporter and usually the No. 2 wheat exporter, but shipping bottlenecks have left crops landlocked. Curt Vossen, president of Richardson International Limited, one of the country's biggest grain ...
Which country has the largest railway network in the World?
Times of India - 1/15/2005 11:57:41 PM
The US has the largest railway system in the world - about 240,000 km connecting 48 continental ... India comes fifth with 62,658 km of railroad after Canada and China. Indian Railways is owned by the government, and is the largest under a ...
World Smart Railways Market to Exceed USD 39.2 Bln by 2018, According to MarketsandMarkets Report Published at MarketPublishers.com
Benzinga - 1/7/2014 1:25:57 PM
Insightful research report “Smart Railways Market [Passenger ... are transported annually in the world. At present, fast but also safe and reliable rail services represent one of the primary concerns for many countries worldwide. Aging railway systems ...
World's tallest bridge at Kauri in Jammu constructed by Konkan Railways
Meri News - 11/4/2007 11:54:12 PM
THE WORLD'S tallest ... project of the Konkan Railways, the Chenab Bridge, as it would be designated on completion, would rise 359 metres above the bed of the mighty and tumultuous Chenab, with Kauri emerging as the centre of the country’s attraction ...
Railways to roll out world’s biggest ERP project by Aug
Financial Express - 5/30/2008 3:58:28 PM
SummaryIndian Railways is gearing up to roll out its ambitious ERP programme by August this year, which would cover all its 25 lakh past and present employees and is being touted as the biggest such exercise in the world. Indian Railways is gearing up to ...
China's Railways World Leader, Except In Service
CBS News - 2/1/2011 11:59:02 PM
China's 91,000 kilometers (56,400 miles) of railways are the world's longest and, in some cases, the fastest. The country's drive to develop high-speed rail technology rivals its space program in terms of national pride and importance. But the annual scrum ...
Slow train to a lost Britain: discovering a magical world barely changed since the golden age of rail
Daily Mail - 4/2/2010 9:53:59 PM
Of course, Britain’s railways haven’t really been like ... are fit only to run in the Third World. (Which, indeed, some of them do, since the only other country apart from Britain that operates Pacer trains is Iran.) There are interminable ...
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 ...
Indian Railways- World's 8th Biggest Employer
Silicon India - 9/19/2011 11:40:58 AM
Big Companies or large organizations are boon to country's economy as the rate of employment increases and it increases the scope of productivity. Economists traced 10 largest employers in the world. Here is the list if top 10 biggest employers in the world.
15,000 die on Indian railways every year
The Independent - 2/21/2012 11:53:24 PM
As anyone who has ever travelled by train in India is more than aware ... The committee found that every year around people 15,000 die on the railways and described those fatalities as a “massacre” that was being ignored by railway authorities.
New World Bank Toolkit Offers Guidance on Railway Reform
The World Bank Group - 12/14/2011 11:56:30 PM
In recognition of this, the World Bank has increased its assistance to the railway sector from $2.5 billion in 2006 to over $5.5 billion in 2011. In many countries, however, railways still face many challenges: Inefficiency causes costs to be unnecessarily ...
Rushing on by road, rail and air
The Economist - 2/13/2008 11:56:07 PM
By the end of 2007, some 53,600km of toll expressways had been built ... the horror of environmentalists—helped to promote a sharp increase in private car ownership. The Asian Development Bank (ADB), which financed part of a 660km expressway linking ...
Russian Railways May Build $157 Billion of High-Speed Links
Bloomberg - 6/5/2013 2:25:52 AM
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 ...