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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... and holds a place in the Guinness Book of World Records and won the Heritage Award at the International Tourist Bureau, Berlin in March 2000. 5. The country’s longest tunnel is Pir Panjal Railway Tunnel 11.215 km that was completed in December 2012 ...

'Third World' New York Airport to be Rebuilt
NDTV - 7/27/2015 11:50:21 PM
New York: New York's LaGuardia Airport, famously likened to a "third world country" by Vice President Joe Biden ... for flight operations and will eventually be linked up to the rail network. Cuomo called the current airport "un-New York."

LaGuardia: No more 'third world' airport? Cuomo, Biden say it'll be rebuilt
Los Angeles Times - 7/28/2015 12:26:09 AM
Cuomo, joined by Vice President Joe Biden, who famously compared LaGuardia to an airport in a "third world country ... LaGuardia has no direct rail links to New York City. If it comes to fruition, the new facility would be the country's first new airport ...

New York is rebuilding the airport Joe Biden once compared to 'some Third World country'
Mashable - 7/27/2015 8:15:36 PM
who once dubbed the airport "Third World." "New York deserves a better airport, and its future demands it," Biden said. LaGuardia consistently ranks as one of the country’s 25 busiest airports, according to Adie Tomer, a fellow at the Brookings ...

LaGuardia Airport to be rebuilt, size doubled; will include rail and ferry access
Eyewitness News - 7/27/2015 11:04:25 AM
A year after comparing New York's LaGuardia Airport to "some Third World Country," Vice President Joe Biden helped unveil an ambitious plan Monday to rebuild its collection of aging terminals into a modern, unified hub while easing congestion by doubling ...

Barack Obama makes first visit to Ethiopia by serving US president - 7/27/2015 8:41:15 AM
“We are strongly committed to partnering with African countries ... one of the world’s biggest recipients of aid and is still among Africa’s poorest nations per capita. The government has often turned to China to help build new roads, railways ...

Third World’ LaGuardia to Be Built Anew With Delta’s Help
Bloomberg - 7/27/2015 11:00:15 PM
Cuomo was joined by U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden, who once likened LaGuardia to an airport in a third-world country. “New York deserves a ... would contribute to the rebuilding or how ferry and rail connections to the airport would be funded.

Indian Railways Dedicated Freight Corridor project to be completed by 2019
Financial Express - 7/24/2015 2:21:15 PM
The entire Western Corridor is being funded by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), while the Eastern Corridor from Mughalsarai to Ludhiana is being funded by the World Bank. Seeking private investment in rail infrastructure, Sinha asked the ...

La Guardia Airport to Be Overhauled by 2021, Cuomo and Biden Say
New York Times - 7/28/2015 4:00:54 AM
Travelers would also have better options to get to La Guardia; Mr. Cuomo said the plan called for a rail link between the airport ... deal for New York City and for the country. To be the greatest city in the world, you have to have the greatest infrastruc ...

Freeway closure by flash flood should teach us a lesson
High County News - 7/27/2015 3:29:17 PM
In another part of the country, or the world, the shutdown’s impacts might have been lessened ... Instead of widening highways or building new ones, why not build a few rail lines? Over the past decade or so, several Western cities have taken huge ...

Polish opposition wants to block railways' sale of PKP's utility arm to CVC
Economic Times - 7/28/2015 8:25:45 AM
WARSAW: Poland's main opposition party, a leader in pre-election polls, wants to block the already agreed 2-billion zloty ($537.1 million) sale of Polish state-run railways PKP's utility ... Polish energy firm with a country-wide distribution network.

Austrian Railways Head: IMF Privatization Targets for Greece ‘Unrealistic’
Greek Reporter Greece - 7/28/2015 7:57:07 AM
Taking the Greek railway‘s privatization plan as an example ... As had been the case in other countries, he added, the IMF and World Bank experts put down “imaginary numbers” in their documents, striving to privatize a sector that, in his opinion ...

Biden, Cuomo Announce Rebuilding of 'Third World' La Guardia Airport
News Max - 7/27/2015 5:38:07 PM
Cuomo was joined by U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden, who once likened La Guardia to an airport in a third-world country. “New York deserves a ... contribute to the rebuilding or how ferry and rail connections to the airport would be funded.

Obama visits a rising Africa, but one plagued by economic woes
MSN - 7/25/2015 6:56:15 AM
It means people around the world will be looking at Kenya.” There are a variety of reasons for the rising economic prospects here, including improved political stability, increased investment from foreign countries, particularly China, and expanded ...

Are We An Intolerant And Blood Thirsty Country? – OpEd
Eurasia Review - 7/27/2015 8:08:27 PM
There was a 26% increase in farmer suicide in 2014 aloneiii), diseases, unsafe roads and railways are the biggest ... What has happened to this country of Mahavira, Buddha, Ashoka the Great? World over we Indians are respected for the Gandhian ideals ...

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