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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China to boost rail network by 2020
Daijiworld - 7/20/2016 4:27:18 AM
Beijing, July 20 (IANS): China will expand its rail network to 150,000 km, including 30,000 km of high speed rail, by 2020, the country's top economic planner said on Wednesday. China expects to reach 38,000 km of high speed rail lines by 2025, an official ...

China’s Busiest High-Speed Rail Line Makes a Fast Buck
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India Plants 50 Million Trees in One Day, Smashing World Record
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Donald Trump RNC Speech Leaked by Republican (Report)
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