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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Railways in talks with LIC on funding pact
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India to invest US$137 billion to revamp its railways
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India pledges $137bn to modernise railways
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Indian Railways launches the country's first customer complaint mobile app
MSN - 3/4/2015 9:53:00 AM
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India plans £88bn railways revamp - 2/26/2015 12:23:17 PM
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India: Minister Prabhu tries to put railways back on tracks
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India pledges US$137 billion to modernise railways
Channel News Asia - 2/26/2015 12:51:55 PM
"We must restore the strength of Bhartiya (India) Rail as the backbone of our country's transportation infrastructure ... significant levels of foreign investment. Indian Railways is among the world's largest employers with a staff of 1.3 million ...

India aims to invest $137b in railways in next 5 years
The Global Times - 2/26/2015 10:10:16 PM
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