Country Comparison > Railways > TOP 20

RankCountryRailways (km)
1United States224,792
14South Africa20,192
17United Kingdom16,454

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, 2012

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Bullet trains might yet be a far-fetched dream for the country due to high costs involved, but Indian Railways plans to roll out the desi ... speed trains has been present in many parts of the world, including the Europe and Japan, for long.

Railways integrator, unifier of India, says president
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The Indian Railways thus plays a major role as an integrator and unifier of this great country," he said at the event at Rashtrapati ... heights of one of the largest railway networks in the world". "Few institutions and organisations could be described ...

UAE Railways: the Great Leap Forward
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The railways share of freight is seven per cent compared with about 38 per cent by water. But these numbers are far higher in other countries such as Russia, China and India. However, the UIC estimate world growth in 2010 over 2009 to be 3.4 per cent ...

Indian Railways: When eunuchs invade your privacy!
Zee News - 6/27/2013 10:13:42 AM
Perhaps, the Railway Ministry can look into the services provided in the trains and help improve it. After all, the Indian Railways is the pride of our country having the biggest network in Asia.

Indian Railways introduces new technology to enhance safety
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New Delhi: The Indian Railways is all set to install a new technology which ... WILD have been installed in 15 locations across the country in the initial phase and these have also detected faulty vehicles that have caused higher than normal impact force ...

Railways a unifier of India: President - 4/22/2014 9:58:31 PM
President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday called the Indian Railways an integrator and unifier of the country. Mukherjee said this while ... heights of one of the largest railway networks in the world. "Few institutions and organisations could be described ...

Canada's railways face increased risk from regulations
Globe and Mail - 4/20/2014 11:26:47 PM
The harsh winter that slowed freight trains and laid bare the tensions between the rail companies and their customers has spawned a new risk for Canada’s two major railways – more ... regulation” of much of the country’s rail corridors, given ...

JK asks private sector to fund Central Corridor rehabilitation
IPP Media - 4/15/2014 11:54:12 PM
Speaking during the World Economic Forum Alignment Meeting on Development ... Out of 2,707 kilometres of railways in the country, about 600 kilometers length has been renovated,” he said. He said government plans to upgrade the central railway to ...

Mary-Jane Bennett: Don’t re-regulate the rails
NATIONAL POST - 4/21/2014 11:54:14 PM
Exactly why the railways would have it in for this country’s farming community is unclear ... hauling one of the highest volumes of goods in the world at some of the lowest rates. And they employ almost 35,000 people in the highest-paying union jobs ...

China's skies increasingly crowded with passenger jets - 4/20/2014 11:26:47 PM
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All aboard! Sudan's sleek new train a rarity
NDTV - 4/21/2014 7:50:51 PM
An efficient rail system would be an asset for the country which has been desperate for hard currency since the loss of about 75 percent of its oil production when South Sudan separated in 2011. "It will remain that railways are the cheapest system for ...

Indian Railway Service of Engineers probationers call on Mukherjee
ANI NEWS - 4/22/2014 1:15:58 PM
He said civil engineers have to play a major role not only in maintaining and upgrading the Indian Railways but also taking it to new heights of one of the largest railway networks in the world ... and unifier of this great country," he said.

World Railways Today - 8/31/2005 11:59:18 PM
Each entry is illustrated with a range of photos highlighting the variety of the world's trains, stations and infrastructure ... A table summarises the railways of each country, and a glossary translates important acronyms into Japanese.

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