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
Pimp my ride: The psychedelic world of Indian truck art
CNN - 8/4/2015 8:27:36 PM
Home on wheels In a nation spanning almost 4 million square kilometers, truck drivers are the ones quite literally keeping the Indian economy moving -- delivering goods to rural parts of the country inaccessible by railway. It's a job which entails long ...
At least 27 dead after floods derail two trains in India
The National - 8/5/2015 8:16:16 AM
India’s railway network, one of the world’s largest, is still the main form of long-distance travel in the country, but it is poorly funded and deadly accidents are frequent. In 2012, a government report said almost 15,000 people were killed every year ...
Dozens die as two trains fall off bridge
KSPR abc33 - 8/5/2015 6:00:15 AM
The accidents took place close to midnight -- the darkness and heavy rain hampering the rescue operation that is still underway, Indian Minister for Railways Suresh Prabhu said. Monsoon rains have hit large regions of the country in recent weeks claiming ...
Dawn - 8/3/2015 1:59:15 AM
For 2016, however, the World Bank projects slightly higher growth at ... the government would increase spending on the country’s crumbling roads, railways and ports by $11.3bn in 2015-16. Low oil prices and reduced inflation have given India a growth ...
Livermore couple among world's busiest travelers
San Jose Mercury News - 8/4/2015 11:37:53 AM
Frank Rainer, 72, has visited every country in the world, which currently numbers 193 U.N. members ... The couple -- usually together -- have ridden the bullet train in Japan; the Trans-Siberian Railway in Russia; and traveled across the Hindu Kush ...
Siemens to modernize large sections of the Belgian railway network
WebWire - 8/4/2015 10:43:36 PM
The order was placed by Infrabel, the Belgian railway infrastructure operator ... The company is active in more than 200 countries, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world’s largest producers of energy ...
WWII veteran visits Myanmar yearly to pray for those who perished along ‘Death Railway’
Japan Times - 8/4/2015 5:11:20 AM
Mikio Kinoshita witnessed many deaths while he worked on the Burma Railway for the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II, and as head of a ... the souls of those who died in the Southeast Asian country during the war. Construction of the 415-km ...
Suresh Prabhu advocates use of clean energy in railways
Economic Times - 8/4/2015 12:35:09 PM
He said railways was single largest consumer of energy in terms of both fuel and electricity in the country and steps should be taken ... concern for the survival of biological life of the world and we are losing bio-diversity in the process.
We need to be competitive, otherwise we will lose business to our neighbouring countries’
Financial Express - 8/4/2015 12:42:18 PM
We need to be competitive, otherwise we lose business to our neighbouring countries. We need to be pro-active and ... I would continue to plead for tax rationalisation as tax system in much of the world have undergone extensive evaluation to reach a ...
Chinese-built railway line to cut through Nairobi national park in Kenya
theguardian.com - 7/31/2015 5:33:23 PM
Rail project costing $13.8bn ... abundant wildlife draw tourists from across the world but the government has said that must not stop Kenya from building infrastructure to speed up development in a country where poverty remains rife.
Chinese-built railway to cut through national park in Kenya's capital | Reuters
Firstpost - 8/1/2015 3:13:12 AM
NAIROBI Kenya's new Chinese-built rail line will cut through the capital's sprawling ... east African nation from building infrastructure to speed up development in a country where poverty remains rife. Under an agreement struck between wildlife officials ...
First World War felt on Canada’s East Coast
4 - 8/1/2015 5:57:50 AM
HALIFAX - While Canadian soldiers were fighting in Europe during the First World War, the effects of the conflict were ... that was otherwise an ocean away from battles raging in countries such as France and Belgium. Halifax in particular would be marked ...
International World Rangers day celebrated in Kenya
cctv-america.com - 8/2/2015 9:20:04 PM
Kenya celebrated the International World Rangers day for the first time this year. A number of Rangers were feted at a ceremony in Voi in recognition of the work they have been doing in protecting Kenya’s heritage. But even as the country appreciated the ...
J.W. Brendza: A railway revival
Daily Camera - 7/31/2015 7:39:15 AM
Our future in the Rocky Mountains has become a crowded place, and it's no secret why — clear air, fresh water, beautiful country, active communities, a wealth of small businesses, great weed and some of the finest craft beer in the world. Who wouldn't ...
World Bank offers US$2bn assistance package for Pakistan
Business Recorder - 8/3/2015 7:10:02 PM
In a meeting with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Managing Director World Bank Sri Mulyani Indrawati appreciated the successful economic turnaround in the country. She also appreciated ... of regional connectivity through rail and road links in the region.