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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Railways to explore hyperloop, vacuum tube technology
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Oman's national railway ambitions chug on despite delay in GCC rail network completion
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Railways seeks FinMin nod to raise $500 mn via Masala bonds - 8/26/2016 12:40:17 PM
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None on Kentucky hazmat team got new training for rail oil spills
Idaho Statesman - 8/26/2016 3:57:44 AM
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Cabinet nod for Rs.27,000 cr. roads and railways projects
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India Sets A New World Record For Planting The Most Trees In A Single Day - 8/26/2016 10:34:25 PM
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Myanmar struck by 6.8-magnitude earthquake
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