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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Economic Times - 5/19/2015 4:22:28 PM
and at a time when there is no other country in the world which will have appetite for investment into infrastructure as much as India has. ET Now: Railways has a lot of land parcel. People think that should be monetised. What do you think about this?

World Bank officials to tour ‘dying’ Byo
New Zimbabwe - 5/20/2015 1:50:58 PM
SENIOR World Bank officials are visiting Zimbabwe to have a first-hand appreciation of the challenges facing the country. The two directors ... They will also visit the National Railways of Zimbabwe, the Cold Storage Commission as well as tour one of ...

Ratan Tata for incentive-based approach to address railways problems
Firstpost - 5/13/2015 3:39:29 PM
It was decided to collect various data concerning railways of other countries like China ... "We all have to collectively work to make Indian Railways as no. 1 railway in the world, so that it can serve people and nation in the best possible manner."

Country witnessing fast pace economic activity: PM
Business Recorder - 5/15/2015 3:29:57 PM
He noted that the toilet of the newly inaugurated train was far better than the ones of the Pakistan International Airlines and said his government was working to make PIA one of the best in the world ... the country. She said Pakistan Railways would ...

A photo walk through 14 beautiful World Heritage Sites in India - 5/14/2015 11:59:22 PM
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST), a historic railway station in India is also one of the busiest ones in the country ... Wonders of the World, is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 13. Mountain Railways of India ...

Zimbabwe: World Bank Warms Up to Zim Funding
AllAfrica - 5/21/2015 6:18:48 AM
I feel that the World Bank should support these companies and certainly this will create employment as well as boost economic growth," he said. The country requires about ... the National Railways of Zimbabwe, the Cold Storage Company, Mpilo Central ...

PICTURED 5 Superfast Railways From Around The World That Make Amtrak Look Slow And Antiquated
International Business Times - 5/13/2015 2:56:32 PM
But it's far from the fastest worldwide. In fact, compared with train service in a number of other countries, it's downright pokey. Amtrak’s infrastructure “continues to age and suffers” from underfunding, Amtrak President and CEO Joe Boardman stated ...

I have always been fascinated by Korea: PM Modi
India Today - 5/19/2015 4:19:29 AM
How a country of the size of Gujarat can achieve so much progress. - We are keen to modernise railways, planning metro rail in 50 ... Korea has given exemplary products to the world, want to replicate Korean model. - I came here when I was the CM of ...

India's Ancient Railways Meet High-Tech Scheduling
The Huffington Post - 5/18/2015 2:33:18 AM
Last month, Indian Railways became the first company in the country to launch a mobile-based customer complaint service. Mumbai’s metro service also recently launched one of the world’s most flexible fare card systems, where riders can pay their fare ...

Japan Prime Minister Unveils $110 Billion Plan for Asian Infrastructure
NDTV - 5/21/2015 7:33:22 PM
Japan said it wants to focus on "high quality" aid, for example, by helping recipients tap its expertise in reducing pollution while building roads and railways ... were caught off guard when a total of 57 countries, including Group of Seven members ...

One in Every Two People to Take Bullet Train by 2035, Says Research
The New Indian Express - 5/21/2015 9:17:46 AM
As per estimates, the 534 kilometre long HSR corridor between Mumbai and Ahmadabad would cost at least around Rs 60,000 crore and sceptics feel this money instead should be used for plugging present problems in the Indian railways. As per experts ...

The best train journeys in the world according to author Michael Williams
Today - 5/21/2015 8:52:07 PM
“My previous books looked into a set of train journeys, observing Britain from a train carriage window, while my present book is about the joys of the railways ... 10 favourite rail journeys in the world. With Country Holidays, you will also be able ...

Pakistan Railways
The Nation - 5/12/2015 7:58:22 PM
the other countries have actually not fared so badly in managing their respective Railways’ affairs. Indian Railways (IR) continues to be a profit making enterprise, despite providing one of the lowest per mile rates in the world both on its passenger ...

World heritage tag: Lessons on how not to goof up
Times of India - 5/17/2015 10:29:55 PM
CHANDIGARH: As Himachal gears up to stakes claim for Unesco World Heritage Site status for Shimla ... to lobbying for a place on the final list when the proposal is taken up and most countries even hire private consultants for the job.

Germany's railways grind to a halt amid strike
BBC - 5/20/2015 10:09:03 AM
Millions of commuters in Germany have had their travel plans disrupted as train drivers across the country stage their ninth strike in just 11 months. The Deutsche Bahn workers want a pay rise and a shorter working week. Freight services have also been ...

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