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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Pakistan Defence - 7/11/2014 1:11:10 AM
This makes our Railways is the ninth largest commercial employer in the world, according to various media reports ... passengers on 12,617 trains connecting 7,172 stations across the country. “It is equivalent to moving the entire population of the ...

The systematic destruction of the railways
The Express Tribune - 7/19/2014 6:19:37 PM
It was all part of growing up, of travelling in one of the most fascinating parts of the world. In Britain also ... could literally travel to almost any place in the country. In fact, it was the railways that made the hugeness of India graspable.

Is the Modi govt serious about transforming Railways?
Rediff India Abroad - 7/23/2014 2:58:37 AM
While the government's intention is to revamp the country's rail network ... Similar factors triggered reform processes in other railways across the world, including in New Zealand, the United States, Canada, Britain and Argentina. The Indian Railways ...

Letter from Mumbai: Indian Railways’ colonial legacy
Dawn - 7/14/2014 5:46:46 AM
INDIAN trains are also among the most unreliable in the world, and delays are rampant ... city-based commuters or businesses wanting to transport goods across the country. The railways’ share out of India’s total cargo is now down to a third, despite ...

Latest James Bond film starring Daniel Craig almost included an Indian Railways promotion, former minister reveals
The Independent - 7/16/2014 2:19:48 PM
Speaking at a debate at the Indian parliament, the country’s former railway minister Dinesh ... which would have seen 007 adding Indian Railways, one of the world’s largest train networks, which transports more than 24 million people daily, to a ...

Railways workers threaten more protests after Eid
The News International - 7/22/2014 2:09:42 AM
sit-ins at the offices of railway divisional superintendents across the country would be staged. Addressing the meeting, Razi said that the RWF had been formed to give an independent and larger platform to the railways’ workers and unite all unions under ...

One dead as landslides block Swiss roads, railways
Independent Online - 7/13/2014 1:33:15 PM
Police said that the woman died in Thoerishaus, a village south-west of Bern as parts of the country were hit by a deluge ... line between the capital and the town of Thun, Swiss Federal Railways said. Flooding also forced the closure of several roads ...

North American Smart Railways (ICT) Market Worth $10.96 Billion by 2018 – New Report by MicroMarket Monitor - 7/10/2014 3:31:20 PM
Asia-Pacific Smart Railways (ICT) Market Global statistics suggest that over 4.2 billion people reside in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region, which constitutes over 61% of the total world population ... in the developing countries over roadways.

World's Highest Railway Bridge: Indian Workers Construct Breathtaking Bridge Taller Than Eiffel Tower
International Business Times - 7/11/2014 11:55:24 AM
The world's highest railway bridge is being constructed in India over the Chenab River, to link sections of the mountainous regions within the country's northern Jammu ... a subsidiary of state-owned Indian railways, is $92 million. Prince George Birthday ...

Indian Railways needs a change in its profile
Meri News - 7/15/2014 3:32:34 PM
Terror lurks in this country almost at every bend of the road or a railway ... Acute watchfulness is necessary to ensure that they do not harm innocents travelling in trains or destroy railways property. They are desperados ruthlessly waging war against ...

India Railways
CNS News - 7/9/2014 5:59:52 AM
India's new rail minister Sadananda Gowda on Tuesday proposed allowing foreign investment to modernize the country's cash-strapped state railways. India has one of the world's largest railways, which transports 23 million passengers a day. Indian Railways ...

Mangalore Junction as world-class station not feasible, says samiti
The Hindu - 7/23/2014 12:06:49 AM
The then Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee had, in 2009, announced upgrading the Mangalore Central Railway Station, among other railway stations in the country ... Railways should take immediate steps to develop Mangalore Central Railway Station to world ...

WW1 brought to life in the Black Country
Express & Star - 7/14/2014 4:09:33 PM
The venue was chosen as one of just eight around the country. And the event proved popular among ... And though he said not enough people realise the significance of the railways during the First World War, he had been impressed with people's enthusiasm ...

Indian Railways has its task cut out*
GroundReport - 7/13/2014 6:23:45 AM
Derailment of the prestigious New Delhi- Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express the other day near Chhapra in Bihar is virtually a wake-up call for the Indian Railways and its newly ... Terror lurks in this country almost at every bend of the road or a railway track.

Delay-hit rail project to link Turkey's biggest cities - 7/23/2014 9:53:48 AM
Turkey is the sixth country in Europe and the eighth in the world to use this high-speed technology ... including both high-speed and normal railways by 2023, Turkey's centennial. Turkey's total investment in the railways will reach US$45 billion while ...

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