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
In a Journey on a Crumbling Railway, a Picture of a Nation’s Troubles
New York Times - 5/20/2013 1:18:56 AM
RUK, Pakistan — Resplendent in his gleaming white uniform and peaked cap, jacket buttons tugging his plump girth, the stationmaster stood at the platform, waiting for a train that would never come. “Cutbacks,” Nisar Ahmed Abro said with a ...
Bolivia-Chile railway marks 100 years at time of strife
BBC Online - 5/14/2013 1:18:54 AM
to Bolivia's commercial capital La Paz, 440km (273 miles) to the north-east. Its construction was a remarkable feat of engineering. The track rises from sea level to over 4,200 metres (13,800ft), making it one of the highest railway lines in the world.
Foreign trips galore by railway body
Gulf News - 5/14/2013 11:55:59 AM
Mumbai: At a time when bureaucrats are under the scanner for corruption and overspending public money, it has come to light that government officers of the Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation (MRVC) went on 121 foreign trips in 10 years for a myriad study tours.
Indian Railways becomes the fourth largest freight carrier in the world
Rush Lane - 5/14/2013 4:39:20 AM
Indian Railways entered the 1 billion tonne plus club for the first time last fiscal, and in doing so, they are now the fourth largest freight carrier in the world, after USA, Russia and China. Indian Railways has joined the rare Billion Tonne Plus Club ...
Turkmenistan plans to build railway near Afghan border
worldbulletin.net - 5/16/2013 11:46:27 AM
About a month ago, Afghanistan proposed the construction of a railway line in Afghanistan on the Imamnazar-Akina route to Turkey. The relevant negotiations were held in Ashgabat with participation of the authorized representatives of the two countries.
Perks of a railway job for the family: A daughterâ€™s flashback
articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com - 5/12/2013 11:39:52 PM
My sister and I were born in Railway hospitals. That's what most Railway men's children were wont to do. They also lived in Railway colonies â€” a gated community of bungalows and flats surrounded by greenery, often along with a pool ...
Railways to improve safety levels with communications-based control system
The Hindu - 5/17/2013 9:10:46 PM
50,000 gram panchayats in the country is being implemented by utilising the existing fibres of PSUs (BSNL, Railtel and Power Grid) and laying incremental fibre, he said. Some of the technology-driven projects implemented in Southern Railway were the Train ...
The Railway Ministers We Have Known
Wall Street Journal - 5/13/2013 11:21:23 AM
C. P. Joshi is getting a reputation as something of a caretaker minister for India’s vast railway network. This weekend he was appointed as interim railway minister for the second time after the resignation of Pawan Kumar Bansal over ...
Railway Dept on the threshold of wide expansion
Sunday Observer - 5/11/2013 7:30:31 PM
Question: Can you explain the present contribution of the railway system to the passenger transportation and the freight transportation in Sri Lanka? Answer ... we are improving them little by little. ATM machines we have introduced.
Track the train
The Hindu - 5/20/2013 12:46:08 PM
Train travel is exciting and one can never resist a chance to do so. The Railways in India has a long history. Travelling by train is always fascinating. More so in a country like India because with every journey there is adventure, learning and joy.
Huawei to Deploy Innovative Railway Communications System for Malaysia's Ampang LRT Extension
EIN News - 5/6/2013 6:14:43 AM
With cutting-edge technologies and a specifically designed railway telecommunications portfolio for operational ... Our products and solutions have been deployed in over 140 countries, serving more than one third of the world's population.
Israel's railway plan set to boost China's trade in Middle East, Europe
Channel NewsAsia - 5/15/2013 7:11:27 PM
The plan is to build a 180-kilometre railway from Israel's southern port in Eilat in the Red Sea to its Mediterranean ports in Ashdod and Haifa. From there, cargo can travel onwards to Europe. Dr Afterman added: "As far as the Chinese interests in such a ...
Presidents of Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan open Turkmen-Kazakh railway section of “North-South” transport corridor
turkmenistan.ru - 5/13/2013 7:18:00 AM
From an economic point of view this road is the shortest route for delivery of goods, including transit goods, and for passenger transportation in the ... of Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan have shown a steady growth in recent years. “The production capacity ...
India's railway minister resigns after relative was accused of accepting bribe for plum post
canada.com - 5/10/2013 4:04:07 PM
NEW DELHI - India's Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal has resigned after ... the sale of cellphone rights and allocation of coal fields that auditors said lost the country of billions of dollars.
dna edit: Pawan Bansal's corruption offers UPA the chance to privatise railways
Daily News and Analysis - 5/6/2013 3:22:55 AM
Railways suffers from graft and safety issues. It is time for the privatisation pill. Corruption in the Indian Railways is a given ... signalling for “ensuring much better safety for train operations”. Two months later his ministry stands exposed ...