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
Canada orders railways to boost grain shipments to ease logjam
Finance Yahoo - 3/7/2014 4:26:32 PM
WINNIPEG, Manitoba/OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's government took the drastic step on Friday of forcing the country's two major rail companies to each ship at least 500,000 tons of grain per week to ease a massive backlog that is hurting farmers. Record crops ...
China's skies increasingly crowded with passenger jets
china.usc.edu - 3/8/2014 3:32:15 AM
ON AN AVERAGE DAY in 2010, roughly 679,500 people traveled by air in China, fewer than half the daily number in the U.S. (1,690,000). These domestic travelers departed on one of about 5,100 daily flights in the country, constituting an average flight load ...
Which country has the largest railway network in the World?
Times of India - 1/15/2005 11:57:41 PM
The US has the largest railway system in the world - about 240,000 km connecting 48 continental ... India comes fifth with 62,658 km of railroad after Canada and China. Indian Railways is owned by the government, and is the largest under a ...
Slow train to a lost Britain: discovering a magical world barely changed since the golden age of rail
Daily Mail - 4/2/2010 9:53:59 PM
Can there be a better image to summon up the spirit of the British landscape than a country branch line ... just presented a BBC TV series of great train journeys which has been so popular that a new one has been commissioned.
World Smart Railways Market to Exceed USD 39.2 Bln by 2018, According to MarketsandMarkets Report Published at MarketPublishers.com
Benzinga - 1/7/2014 1:25:57 PM
Insightful research report “Smart Railways Market [Passenger ... are transported annually in the world. At present, fast but also safe and reliable rail services represent one of the primary concerns for many countries worldwide. Aging railway systems ...
Railways to roll out world’s biggest ERP project by Aug
Financial Express - 5/30/2008 3:58:28 PM
SummaryIndian Railways is gearing up to roll out its ambitious ERP programme by August this year, which would cover all its 25 lakh past and present employees and is being touted as the biggest such exercise in the world. Indian Railways is gearing up to ...
China's Railways World Leader, Except In Service
CBS News - 2/1/2011 11:59:02 PM
China's 91,000 kilometers (56,400 miles) of railways are the world's longest and, in some cases, the fastest. The country's drive to develop high-speed rail technology rivals its space program in terms of national pride and importance. But the annual scrum ...
ICC Women’s World Cup 2013: Railways ground at Cuttack likely to host Pakistan matches
Cricketcountry.com - 1/23/2013 1:53:19 PM
The Railways-owned ground at Cuttack ... Cuttack was selected to host Pakistan‘s World Cup matches after the Shiv Sena threatened that it would oppose ties involving the neighbouring country in Mumbai. All the matches in Group B, in which Pakistan ...
Indian Railways- World's 8th Biggest Employer
Silicon India - 9/19/2011 11:40:58 AM
Big Companies or large organizations are boon to country's economy as the rate of employment increases and it increases the scope of productivity. Economists traced 10 largest employers in the world. Here is the list if top 10 biggest employers in the world.
15,000 die on Indian railways every year
The Independent - 2/21/2012 11:53:24 PM
As anyone who has ever travelled by train in India is more than aware ... The committee found that every year around people 15,000 die on the railways and described those fatalities as a “massacre” that was being ignored by railway authorities.
World's tallest bridge at Kauri in Jammu constructed by Konkan Railways
Meri News - 11/4/2007 11:54:12 PM
THE WORLD'S tallest ... project of the Konkan Railways, the Chenab Bridge, as it would be designated on completion, would rise 359 metres above the bed of the mighty and tumultuous Chenab, with Kauri emerging as the centre of the country’s attraction ...
New World Bank Toolkit Offers Guidance on Railway Reform
The World Bank Group - 12/14/2011 11:56:30 PM
In recognition of this, the World Bank has increased its assistance to the railway sector from $2.5 billion in 2006 to over $5.5 billion in 2011. In many countries, however, railways still face many challenges: Inefficiency causes costs to be unnecessarily ...
Rushing on by road, rail and air
The Economist - 2/13/2008 11:56:07 PM
The world's largest, designed in the gently sinuous form ... The ministry's Huang Min says that railways in the booming east of the country could be run “according to market principles”. Investors, he says, will be attracted by the huge pent-up demand ...
Passengers packed into sweltering carriages, overflowing toilets, clueless staff and police called to quell a mutiny: My Bank Holiday nightmare on Britain's Third World ...
Daily Mail - 5/27/2013 10:46:17 PM
It was a journey that tested many of our fellow passengers to the limit; a frightening experience for some and confirmation that in so many areas of life Britain is nothing more than a Third World country ... whose railways are famous for ...
Riding India’s railways
Reuters - 2/26/2013 8:05:11 AM
Most of the time I was doing what I was there to do: observing and trying to capture the most significant and fascinating aspects of India’s railways. In a country that is the seventh largest in the world by area and the second largest in the world by ...