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
Chinese Rail Firm Makes Inroads with U.S. Factory and Boston Transit Deal
New York Times - 9/4/2015 12:31:11 AM
Rail is one of China’s most strategic assets. The country has built more than 7,500 miles of high-speed rail tracks in recent years, four times as much as Japan, which has the world’s second-biggest rail network, according to the World Bank.
Trains packed with refugees reach Budapest; Germany asks EU countries to abide by rules
Daily News and Analysis - 9/2/2015 9:16:07 AM
The vast majority of refugees fleeing violence and other migrants escaping poverty arrive on Europe's southern and eastern edges but are determined to press on and seek asylum in richer countries further ... Budapest's Eastern Railway Terminus on Tuesday ...
Migrant crisis: Volunteering at Munich railway station
BBC - 9/4/2015 4:48:53 AM
Scores of people in the country are offering to help those who have arrived recently in the country, with volunteers waiting to hand out supplies, such as food and clothing. Jenny Hill reports from Munich railway station.
Hungary's PM says country is being "overrun" by Muslim refugees who will undermine Europe's Christian roots
Mirror - 9/4/2015 8:37:57 AM
Innocent: A young refugee sleeping outside Budapest's Keleti railway station Orban said his country was being "overrun" with refugees, adding most were not Christians, but Muslims. "That is an important question, because Europe and European culture have ...
New refugee proposals as photos of drowned Syrian boy shock world
Yahoo News - 9/4/2015 12:02:33 AM
"Tiny victim of a human catastrophe," said Britain's Daily Mail while Italy's La Repubblica tweeted the words: "One photo to silence the world." The picture also prompted a furious reaction from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. "European countries ...
Amid ongoing crisis largely ignored by world, Myanmar floods deal major blow to agriculture – UN agency
UN News Centre - 9/3/2015 5:28:51 PM
Some 385,000 households have been displaced by the floods and landslides that destroyed thousands of homes, and irrigation canals in 12 of the country’s 14 provinces ... Severe damage to roads, bridges and railways is making these ongoing relief and ...
Infrastructure in the Rich World: Building Works
CFO - 9/3/2015 3:05:41 PM
It is hard to exaggerate the decrepitude of infrastructure in much of the rich world. One in three railway bridges in Germany is over ... The American Society of Civil Engineers rates around 14,000 of the country’s dams as “high hazard” and 151,238 ...
Thousands of refugees in limbo at Budapest rail station
Al JAZEERA - 9/2/2015 8:47:29 AM
Thousands of refugees are stranded outside Budapest's main international railway station a day after Hungarian authorities closed it to them, sticking by the European Union's rules which prevent refugees from leaving for Germany and other countries.
World Bank supports reforms in Serbia
InSerbia - 9/3/2015 6:08:49 AM
Goldstein and Vucic discussed structural reforms in public enterprises, primarily in the Electric Power Industry of Serbia, the natural gas provider Srbijagas and the Serbian Railways ... Serbia’s position in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business ...
Hungary railway station remains closed to migrants
The Bismarck Tribune - 9/2/2015 1:02:12 AM
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Thousands of migrants remain stranded at Budapest's main international railway station as Hungarian authorities are sticking to European Union rules and preventing them from leaving for Germany and other countries west.
Hungary opens Budapest's main railway station after two-day standoff - but cancels most trains
The Independent - 9/3/2015 2:22:44 PM
Police have stood down at Budapest's main railway station after a two-day standoff with refugees ... Hungary has seen a surge in numbers of refugees fleeing war-torn countries, with 107,500 arriving in July alone. A Reuters photographer said the square ...
The Latest: Syrian killed in Greece walking on train tracks
San Francisco Gate - 9/4/2015 2:00:04 PM
Authorities in northern Greece say a refugee from Syria has been killed by a train while walking along railway tracks in the dark after entering the country from neighboring ... Europe's worst refugee crisis since World War II. German Foreign Minister ...
Is it China or the World?
Townhall Finance - 9/4/2015 5:24:41 AM
For all the blame we’re heaping on China, could its recent economic woes be more about the global economy than their miracle run of ghost cities and high-speed rail networks coming ... a top export for only 31 other countries; sobering stuff that speaks ...
The Dutch Railway Could Run Solely on Wind Power By 2018
Gizmodo - 8/31/2015 9:18:29 AM
The Netherlands has an ambitious new energy goal: The country wants its entire electric rail system to run on 100% wind power ... The council predicts that if world governments stick to plan, wind power could account for 18% of all energy production ...
World's Biggest Economies Devise Plan That Spells Doom for Planet Earth
Alter Net - 9/1/2015 11:57:46 PM
More than 80 of the world's leading scientists ... which guards that low-lying country’s landscape." The increase in number and size of megacities like Shanghai have caused a host of environmental issues. (ArtisticPhoto/Shutterstock.com) But the vast ...