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. "Farmers are ...
Canada Says Railways Must Ship Grain to Clear Order Backlogs (2)
Businessweek - 3/7/2014 4:40:51 PM
Canada’s two major railways will each be required to ship a minimum of ... The law will “ensure Canada maintains a world-class logistics system that gets agricultural products to market more efficiently,” the government said in an e ...
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 ...
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 ...
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
You have to forget about the InterCity routes, banish from your mind any talk of Government plans for a new 250mph line ... after an almighty decade-long fight with British Rail, may have only six through passenger trains a day, but people ...
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 ...
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
The committee said Indian Railways – which has an estimated 1.5m staff and is among the world’s largest employers – has much ... excrement has corroded a significant percentage of the country’s 70,000 miles of tracks. Dr Anil Kakodkar, head ...
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 ...
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
But since the 1990s China has built an expressway network criss-crossing the country that is second ... will may have helped what one World Bank adviser calls China's “mind-boggling” pace of rail and road construction. But even the Communist Party's ...
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 ...
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 ...