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, 2012See also: Railways map
In a Journey on a Crumbling Railway, a Picture of a Nation’s Troubles
New York Times - 5/19/2013 11:21:25 AM
Once, it stood at the junction of two great Pakistani rail lines: the Kandahar State Railway, which raced north through the desert to the Afghan border; and another that swept east to west, chaining cities from the Hindu Kush mountains to the ...
Bolivia-Chile railway marks 100 years at time of strife
BBC Online - 5/14/2013 1:18:54 AM
At some points, the gradient is over 6%. It was the world's steepest train track at the time of its construction. It winds through a landscape of desert and snow-capped volcanoes. It is split roughly half and half between the two countries, with 205km on ...
Tanzania Plans to Boost Port Volumes by 80% by Adding Railways
Bloomberg - 5/21/2013 1:42:13 PM
Tanzania plans to boost cargo volumes by 80 percent over the next two years at the Dar es Salaam Port by adding railway links and upgrading facilities to improve efficiency, Transport Minister Harrison Mwakyembe said. The port is expected to ...
Foreign trips galore by railway body
Gulf News - 5/14/2013 11:55:59 AM
He said: “The MRVC officers made trips to several foreign countries to carry out a technical study for commercial development of railway land and airspace in Mumbai.” Spending Rs241,964 on every foreign trip, the MRVC, Galgali says, shook off the ...
CP Railway reopens line, cleans up after oil spill
Townhall.com - 5/22/2013 3:06:56 PM
Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd said on Wednesday it has repaired and reopened a rail line near Jansen, Saskatchewan, and continues to clean up after a derailment that spilled 575 barrels of crude oil on Tuesday. CP, the country's second-largest ...
In the Driver’s Seat
Indian Express - 5/22/2013 8:07:35 PM
The photographs, sourced from the Railway Archives, Press Information Bureau and Railway Museums from the 17 zonal offices throughout the country, are categorised ... feat when it opened in March 1880, is a world heritage site. India has had 42 railway ...
Hobbled, once-grand railways reflect Pakistan’s decline
seattletimes.com - 5/19/2013 1:55:55 AM
“The railways are the true image of our country,” he said, sipping his tea in the heat ... lie reminders of why the country is a worry to its people, and to the wider world: natural disasters and entrenched insurgencies, abject poverty and feudal ...
Indian Railways becomes the fourth largest freight carrier in the world
Rush Lane - 5/14/2013 4:39:20 AM
India has the largest rail network in the world while it competes on a similar footing with those of the US, China and Russia. Indian Railways (IR ... the stringent economic conditions in the country. In the previous financial year, IR missed achieving ...
Saudi- Railway expansion will link major cities
MENAFN - 5/19/2013 11:53:02 PM
It is the world's largest railway construction and the longest route to adopt the European Train Control System (ETCS) to date. It is a 2,400-km passenger and freight rail line originating in the capital city Riyadh, in the northwest of the country ...
Saudi- New railway projects to link eastern and western regions
MENAFN - 5/9/2013 6:46:57 AM
the world's largest railway project and the longest route to adopt the European Train Control System (ETCS) to date. It is a 2,400-km passenger and freight rail line originating in Riyadh, in the northwest of the country, to Al-Hudaitha, near the border ...
Chairman Railway Board Inaugurates a photo Exhibition to Commemorate 160 Years of Indian Railways
India Education Diary - 5/23/2013 2:51:26 PM
Report by Santanu Ganguly, Mumbai: Raageshwari Loomba the well known singer and actress on her tour to promote her upcoming audio CD of affirmation, recently visited HH Dalai Lama's foundation to meet His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet where she ...
IRCTC site upgraded to book 4 lakh e-tickets daily
Economic Times - 5/22/2013 5:15:47 PM
The high current account deficit will persist as long as we live in a world of low growth — that hurts our exports — and easy global liquidity, which pumps up the oil import bill. Swift Dzire may have been launched as an offshoot to Swift, but in Apr ...
Railways to improve safety levels with communications-based control system
The Hindu - 5/17/2013 9:10:46 PM
Indian Railways plans to roll out a communications-based train management system that provides higher precision in locating trains when compared to the conventional signalling systems, S. Manohar, Chief Signal and Telecommunication Engineer, Southern ...
Does India really need a separate Railway Budget and Railways Ministry?
articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com - 3/2/2013 10:40:54 PM
Anyone who asks why exactly a separate Railway Budget is needed or must be given such a starring role is quashed with vague references to the Railways core role in the Indian economy or its hallowed status as the world's largest employer (though ...
Ghana’s life expectancy of 58-years is of a 3rd world country
Spy Ghana - 5/13/2013 10:55:44 PM
Even the country’s life expectancy of 58-years, he said, is that of a third-world country. In terms of global competitiveness, he said it is “terrible” that Ghana ranks 114 out of 142 countries in the Global Competitiveness Report, “because we have ...