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 - 5/19/2013 1:05:49 AM
Once, it stood at the junction of two great Pakistani rail lines: the Kandahar State Railway, which raced north through the desert to the Afghan border; and another that swept east to west, chaining cities from the Hindu Kush mountains to the ...
Bolivia-Chile railway marks 100 years at time of strife
BBC Online - 5/14/2013 1:18:54 AM
Chile has marked the centenary of one of the most spectacular railways in the world, a railroad that straddles the Andes and lies at the heart of the country's long-standing border dispute with Bolivia. The Arica-La Paz railway was inaugurated on 13 May ...
Foreign trips galore by railway body
Gulf News - 5/14/2013 11:55:59 AM
He said: “The MRVC officers made trips to several foreign countries to carry out a technical study for commercial development of railway land and airspace in Mumbai.” Spending Rs241,964 on every foreign trip, the MRVC, Galgali says, shook off the ...
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 ...
India- Bangladesh Railway officers to meet on May 21
Economic Times - 5/18/2013 2:57:21 PM
Following the recent exercise of unbundling various services like charging for privileged seats, meals and excess baggage, several airlines put a price on seat selection. Countries such as India have a unique opportunity to pioneer a path that ...
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.
Saudi- New railway projects to link eastern and western regions
MENAFN - 5/9/2013 6:46:57 AM
It will allow cargo goods imported from East Asian countries through King Abdul Aziz Port in Dammam, and from Europe and North America through Jeddah Islamic Port, resulting in more transit cargo and savings in regional freight economy. "The railway line ...
Railways to improve safety levels with communications-based control system
The Hindu - 5/17/2013 9:10:46 PM
Indian Railways plans to roll out a communications-based train management system that provides higher precision in locating trains when compared to the conventional signalling systems, S. Manohar, Chief Signal and Telecommunication Engineer, Southern ...
Huawei to Deploy Innovative Railway Communications System for Malaysia's Ampang LRT Extension
EIN News - 5/6/2013 6:14:43 AM
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, May 6 ... to deploy a railway communication system along the extension of Ampang Line Light Rail Transit ("Ampang LRT") in Malaysia. Working closely with George Kent (Malaysia) Berhad ("George Kent"), a large total solutions ...
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 ...
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 ...
Railway Dept on the threshold of wide expansion
Sunday Observer - 5/11/2013 7:30:31 PM
If we increase the fair that will also affect the people. On the other hand diesel prices are going up and we have to face that situation also. What we did was the increase the reservation charges. I have authority to increase the reservation charge and ...
Israel's railway plan set to boost China's trade in Middle East, Europe
Channel NewsAsia - 5/15/2013 7:11:27 PM
From there, cargo can travel onwards to Europe. Dr Afterman added: "As far as the Chinese interests in such a project, I think it's both economic, but also strategic. I mean having a connection between the port of Eilat in the Red Sea and the port of ...
China Railway wins more Fiji contracts
fbc.com.fj - 5/16/2013 11:56:36 PM
Chinese company China Railway 5 says it wants to do business in the country permanently. The company has recently been awarded a contract to build a new bridge in Rakiraki funded by the Asian Development Bank. Company Director Charles King says they’ve ...
Highs & Lows of Aviation
Economic Times - 5/18/2013 11:08:17 AM
Countries such as India have a unique opportunity to pioneer ... NEW DELHI: A Delhi court today dismissed the bail plea of an accused in the Rs 10-crore railway bribery case in which ex-Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal's nephew was among ...