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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Indian railways to install Wi-Fi kiosks at 500 remote stations, project to conclude by May 2017 - 3/27/2017 8:27:41 AM
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High-speed Tel Aviv-Jerusalem rail coming down the track
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This rail line will revolutionize travel between the country’s two biggest cities ... “This station is among the five deepest in the world,” Ventura says. The underground infrastructure was placed at minus-80 meters, including three generators ...

Middle East Railway Sector Market & Investment Opportunity Analysis - 3/21/2017 7:40:31 PM
The railway network can transform the region in the way so that it will have the one of the best transportation infrastructure in the world. In addition to direct economic benefits, it will enable the countries to utilize the sizeable potential in other ...

Canadian National Railways: Not a national dream but a pragmatic solution
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a chain of resort hotels across the country; and Canadian National Steamships. Cruikshank says the burst of railway construction before the First World War was not unexpected. "Railways compete for territory and they're often anxious to tap into new areas ...

Opulent Japanese sleeper train design (Smart Rail World) - 3/24/2017 2:36:18 PM
The dining carriage will add to the luxurious experience providing a sophisticated setting to enjoy Japanese cuisine selected by one of the country’s most renowned chefs. Japan Railway East first ... landscape in one of the world’s most decadent ...

Canada at 150: It Takes a World to Raise a Nation - 3/28/2017 1:48:37 PM
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Commuters buying train tickets face chaos as half of country’s rail operators admit self-service machines will NOT accept new £1
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Eleven out of 18 rail providers asked in a survey ... updated to fit the new shaped coin – which has been hailed as “the most secure coin in the world – since news of the coin’s launch broke in 2014. The new currency is set to come into ...

Algerian billionaire hopes to connect Africa with a railway - 3/26/2017 12:14:56 AM
An Algerian billionaire hopes to connect the African continent with a railway covering north to south ... who has projects all over the world, were undermined by the insecurity in African countries. A phosphate mine and food production company in Senegal ...

10 Cities You Can Visit In Canada For $150 This Summer - 3/29/2017 2:23:13 PM
This is the furtherst up north Via Rail travels, and it just so happens to be the Polar Bear Capital of the world. Perhaps a bit of a cliché, but you can't do a top 10 list of places to visit in Canada without including Niagra Falls.

Bangladesh becomes industry-based middle-income country by 2021 says Industries Minister Amu - 3/19/2017 3:46:40 PM
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