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
America's commuter rail system is going off the rails
CNN - 5/25/2016 8:42:49 PM
As former Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood says, "We're like a third-world country when it comes to infrastructure." CNN aviation and regulation correspondent Rene Marsh investigates the state of the country's bridges, railways, airports and ...
Azerbaijan suggests $500m credit line for Iran’s railway project
Tehran Times - 5/27/2016 2:49:41 PM
“By completion of this railway, cargos from Azerbaijan, Caucus, and Russia would be transported to various parts of the world through the Islamic Republic,” Noorzad, who is also the deputy road minister, added, underscoring the neighboring countries ...
City Officials from 9 Countries Converge in Japan for Deep Learning on Transit Oriented Development (TOD)
The World Bank - 5/27/2016 3:15:20 AM
The TOD Technical Deep Dive included delegations from 12 cities and 9 countries including Nanchang ... along with their World Bank technical counterparts. Experts from MLIT, municipalities, rail companies, academic institutions and urban development ...
Railways plans executive order route for fare panel
Financial Express - 5/27/2016 2:39:32 AM
“Such a set-up, though common in the case of most important regulators in the country, would require parliamentary assent,” the official added. The Debroy committee recommended setting up of an overarching independent Railway Regulatory Authority of Indi
Russian firm cuts order for Swiss trains needed for 2018 World Cup
Reuters - 5/26/2016 2:07:55 PM
Russian rail company Aeroexpress agreed in 2013 to buy 25 double ... Russian expects up to a million visitors will come for the World Cup, straining the country's airports and transport infrastructure. Russia won the right to host the tournament in 2010 ...
Rail Ministry's ERP Project will be the world’s largest IT project: Suresh Prabhu
India Infoline Ltd - 5/15/2016 9:13:09 AM
He remarked that the ERP project undertaken by Indian Railways is the largest such IT project undertaken by any country. Speaking on the need to ... “India is the fourth largest base for new businesses in the world and home to over 3,100 tech start ...
NORMA Group Connects Lines in World’s Longest Rail Tunnel
Financial Content - 5/26/2016 10:11:42 AM
The longest rail tunnel in the world will be kept dry with the help of NORMA Group ... “The new Gotthard Base Tunnel will bring people from different countries together much faster, more reliably and more safely. This matches our high-performance joining ...
Repeal of colonial rail monopoly law at last?
NATIONAL MIRROR - 5/27/2016 1:06:29 AM
Yet railway is acclaimed worldwide as the cheapest and safest means of moving around a huge number of commuters and bulk haulage in a country with decrepit roads ... by now be counted among the best in the world. Apart from the House of Reps public hearing ...
Sen. Schumer to Holocaust Survivors: File Claims Against French Rail Company
The Algemeiner - 5/26/2016 1:21:59 AM
Schumer sponsored the Holocaust Rail Justice Act ... but are currently citizens of other countries, spouses of similar individuals, and estates representing such survivors and their spouses who have died since World War II. Each of these types of claimants ...
Boy From The North Country
Jewish Week - 5/25/2016 12:07:25 PM
Dylan always wanted to write songs like “Long Black Veil,” songs written as if from the Other World. The Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range Railway cut across and ran ... started out from the frostbitten North Country, a little corner of the earth where ...
India feel threatened by The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor
Pakistan Defence - 5/27/2016 3:51:07 AM
In April, Shehbaz Sharif hosted senior officials from China Railway and China North Industries Corp., the state-owned companies leading construction on the Orange Line. No other country in the world would have helped us so much.— Punjab Chief Minister ...
China bidding for key high-speed rail line in Southeast Asia
ECNS - 5/26/2016 9:14:26 AM
China is bidding for a high-speed railway in Southeast Asia as the country is eyeing the third key high rail ... discussing details on how to carry out the project. "China has the world's most advanced and well-organized management system for its high ...
Government by gesture
The Economist online - 5/26/2016 3:12:21 PM
A month later Rwanda decided to build a railway to Dar es Salaam instead of the ... If anything he seems to be making it tougher to invest in a country that already scores dismally on the World Bank’s ease of doing business index, where it is ranked ...
China wants to extend its Nepal rail link to India
India TV - 5/24/2016 8:41:01 AM
A cross-border railroad link to the Rasuwagadhi area in Nepal has already been discussed between the two countries. China's railroad is expected to reach Nepal border by 2020, an article in the state-run Global Times said. This rail line makes it possible ...
High-speed rail will hurt Malaysia
freemalaysiatoday.com - 5/27/2016 3:58:17 AM
At a glance, it seems like a good idea to connect Malaysia and Singapore with a high-speed rail service ... Asia in 2008 and world’s best low-cost airline in 2012. Through a number of different business units set up in different countries in Asia ...