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, 2014

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Net India 123 - 10/7/2015 5:10:00 PM
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Infratweets: Off-budget funding for Indian Railways
Financial Express - 10/7/2015 7:04:32 PM
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World Bank says Kenya economy continue to grow at robust pace in 2016 - 10/6/2015 8:14:19 AM
NAIROBI: World Bank yesterday said ... supported by spending on the standard gauge railway and the Lamu Port, which are expected to boost domestic trade by lowering transportation costs. It however, said the country has taken a hit from a slower growth ...

The light rail genie is out of the bottle, but how many cities will get their wish?
THE CONVERSATION - 10/7/2015 3:22:38 PM
The federal government’s rekindled enthusiasm for public transport has sent state and local governments across the country scurrying back to their light rail plans – even those ... Around the world, cities compete on walkability and public transport ...

Oktoberfest 2015 Crowds Hit By Effects Of Migrant Influx In Germany
Breitbart News - 10/5/2015 4:43:44 PM
The 182 nd Oktoberfest, the world’s biggest beer festival and funfair ... Many migrants had been picked up at the German border and transported by road and rail to other regions of the country.

Rail bikes are popular in Adirondacks but may be short-lived
Beaumont Enterprise - 10/7/2015 9:06:13 PM
... with other scenic rail lines in other parts of the country even as they urge customers to lobby to save the Adirondack tracks. "These are the only rail bikes of their kind in the world outside of South Korea," Catchpoole said on a recent sunny morning ...

Discover Germany by Automobile, Train and Cruise Ship
Examiner - 10/4/2015 8:38:10 AM
While air travel is the easiest and fastest way of getting from point A to point B in Germany, exploring the country by car ... Germany's trains are world famous for their efficiency, speed, and affordable price. That's good news for the budget-minded ...

Cutting emissions intensity: Can India lead the world on climate change?
Asian Correspondent - 10/7/2015 2:58:10 AM
An Indian-German partnership One way India plans to achieve its climate goals is by working with Germany, the largest economy in the EU and 4th largest in the world by nominal GDP. On Monday, the two countries ... Energy-efficient rail and water ...

World Trade Centre, global brand’, to alter Abuja skyline
Vanguard - 10/3/2015 8:06:33 PM
Many developed countries of the world have World Trade Centres and we are convinced ... don’t have any business with the offices and the residential apartments. The railway that is being constructed by the federal government passes by the mall so ...

Software of India will move the hardware across the world: Modi - 10/6/2015 12:24:51 PM
Bengaluru: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday exhorted German industry to invest and make in India for a growing domestic market and huge export markets the world over ... of the vast state-run railway network and stations to setting up of new ...

War Memorial, Bonus for Railway Employees Get Cabinet Nod
NDTV - 10/7/2015 12:23:40 PM
The war memorial will be built near India Gate, which honours the soldiers who died the First World War ... Scheme for months. The Railway bonus is expected to benefit around 12.58 lakh non-gazetted employees across the country and will cost the exchequer ...

Think you know the Seven Modern Wonders of the World? Take our quiz and find out - 10/1/2015 1:20:54 PM
The canal uses a system of locks to lift ships 85 feet above sea level and connects 160 countries and 1,700 ... and the fifth longest used by rail passengers. It has the longest undersea portion of any tunnel in the world (23.5 miles).

Tsinghua ranked world's best in engineering
China Daily - 10/8/2015 7:43:19 AM
Tsinghua did not respond on Wednesday because of the country's weeklong National Day holiday ... We constructed the most tall buildings, bridges and railways in the world, and we educated the greatest number of engineering students, all of which requires ...

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especially in developing countries, is driven by factors such as growth in construction and mining activities. The market in Russia is set for a transformation; this transformation is due to the nation winning the big for hosting the FIFA 2018 world cup.

Indian Railways to get fresh design upgrade this Diwali
The Indian Express - 10/8/2015 7:21:50 AM
Before rolling out the final product, Railways will be engaged in a brainstorming session with designers and professional coach manufacturers from nine countries ... design solutions from the best in the world and make Indian coaches as future-perfect ...

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