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
Railways spending on infrastructure may change dynamics of the country: Umesh Chowdhary, Titagarh Wagons
Economic Times - 4/26/2016 8:59:54 AM
It has been one of the most under-spent sector in the country in the last 60 years ... This does not happen anywhere in the world. Now there are certain historical compulsions that the Indian Railways have to carry on with, that the investments were ...
Connecting the World Through Infrastructure
Forbes - 4/28/2016 1:43:51 PM
Each road, bridge, tunnel, railway, and pipeline rewrites ... still lives in deep poverty — including half the world’s children — with the next two billion people coming from developing countries with inadequate health and education services.
French rail strike disrupts commuters across the country
FOX News - 4/26/2016 10:04:19 AM
PARIS – A French rail strike has seriously disrupted train service around the country, canceling a slew of train routes and snarling commutes for hundreds of thousands in Paris and in the provinces. France's national rail company SNCF says half of the ...
The Great British Railway: The most epic train journeys around the country
The Daily Express - 4/26/2016 7:55:28 AM
There's no denying that we have some of the most expensive trains in the world, but the lure of train travel still entices us. It's because the UK has such beautiful rail routes. Here are some of the finest train journeys in the country, just make sure you ...
We’re linking rail lines to ports, says Amaechi
The Nation - 4/25/2016 11:05:46 PM
The Minister of Transportation Rotimi Ameachi has said all rail lines being constructed in the country would be linked to ports as it is done in other parts of the world. “The first railway contract in the revitalisation policy was awarded by former ...
China Wooing India For Building High-speed Railways
businessworld.in - 4/19/2016 12:28:38 PM
"The reason of introducing or promoting our high-speed railway (HSR) to other countries...is that we are confident in ... The proposed Chennai-Delhi corridor could be the second largest in the world after China's 2,298 km-long Beijing- Guangzhou line ...
Rail strike hits France over preparation for EU deregulation
Reuters - 4/26/2016 10:25:48 AM
With the exception of Britain, which entirely privatised its railways in the 1990s, most EU countries have limited deregulation ... In France, where the TGV high-speed network is the world's second-biggest after Japan, the stakes are particularly high.
The World Bank Group and Turkmenistan Convene a Conference on Increasing Competitiveness
The World Bank - 4/27/2016 1:45:03 PM
The Conference was the part of the ongoing Country Engagement Note of the World Bank Group and Turkmenistan for fiscal years 2016-17. The main purpose of the Country Engagement strategy is to provide support for analytical and advisory activities designed ...
Siemens wants in on Russian high-speed railway project
RT - 4/27/2016 1:59:22 PM
Alexei Druzhinin / Sputnik Germany’s Siemens has expressed an interest in cooperating with Russia and China to produce rolling stock for the high-speed rail route from Moscow ... We have also provided both countries with our Velaro technology,” Siemens ...
The case for high-speed rail
The Indian Express - 4/27/2016 7:07:10 PM
Constructing HSR lines in the country should be seen as a nation-building exercise rather than a standalone project justified only on transport demand. India has the fourth-largest rail network in the world. Considering the size, scale of operations and ...
FG to link rail lines to seaports
Punch - 4/28/2016 11:23:41 PM
Many existing structures will be demolished in order to link rail lines with seaports across the country, the Federal Government has said. The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, disclosed this in Abuja while receiving a team from the World Bank ...
Iran, Azerbaijan launch railway construction linking both countries
China - 4/21/2016 11:14:41 AM
Both countries will finance the railway construction as part a of the so-called north ... Aliyev expressed his content over the lifted sanctions which were imposed by the international world upon Iran. He added that the nuclear agreement reached between ...
Premier Construction Magazine - 4/26/2016 11:58:51 AM
As a result of investments Network Rail is making, by 2019 the country’s rail network will be delivering ... redesigning track layouts to introducing electrification and building world-class stations. We are also exploring and defining ways in which ...
Suresh Prabhu defends bullet train for Indian Railways, says it will bring new technology
Financial Express - 4/27/2016 2:28:00 PM
Cooperation with Japan will help India get technological know-how as Japan runs the world’s most ... India-Japan cooperation on railways.” He wondered if a “deliberate misinformation” campaign was going on in the country against the introduction ...
Why the World Needs a UN Leader Who Stands Up for Human Rights
Inter Press Service - 4/27/2016 10:13:17 PM
The UN Security Council appears less a place where people’s security and rights are protected than a forum where the richest and most powerful countries in the world play politics ... But they risk becoming the third rail of UN politics: too ...