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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Should FG privatise railways?
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All over the world, the railway system is one of the most efficient means of ... if it is done holistically. Several things in the country have been privatised, but the essence of privatising them has not been achieved. The problem I have with ...

China to start construction on 35 railway projects: report
Xinhua News Agency - 2/19/2017 1:42:23 PM
featuring the world's largest high-speed rail network of more than 22,000 km. While the vast network has enhanced connectivity in large swathes of the country, construction lags behind in the less developed western regions. The government wants to address ...

Pakistan Railway Launches Mobile App to Book Tickets - 2/22/2017 6:00:42 AM
The launching ceremony was held at Pakistan Railway Headquarters. The ceremony was attended by railway CEO Javed Anwar, GM Anjum Rarvez and many other railway officials. Now people using smart phones can download App for advance booking. Few months back E ...

Which Are The Busiest Airports In The United Kingdom By Passenger Traffic? - 2/14/2017 9:12:08 PM
London is the largest aviation hub in the UK and also in the world by passenger traffic ... The airport caters for 86 airlines which serve 194 destinations in 84 countries with the numbers increasing. Heathrow has two runways and four operational terminals.

Ranchi in line for world class station
Hindustan Times - 2/9/2017 10:12:20 AM
Twenty-three stations across the country are to be turned into world class railway stations in the first phase, which includes Ranchi.. The railway stations’ makeover project is also aimed at generating revenue from non-traffic sector by providing better ...

Indian Railways Dedicated Freight Corridor: First portion to be operational by 2018
Jagran Josh - 2/14/2017 11:17:59 AM
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A Canadian City Thrives on Gas, Like a ‘Wealthy Little Country’
New York Times - 2/16/2017 12:45:41 AM
“We could separate from the world, and we’d be totally self-sufficient,” said Ted Clugston, the mayor, sipping coffee in Medicine Hat’s award-winning, architectural designed brick-and-glass City Hall. “We’d be a very, very wealthy little ...

World class services at redeveloped Chennai Central
The New Indian Express - 2/8/2017 10:52:18 PM
CHENNAI: Waking up to the opportunity of monetising the land available at stations and to provide world class services, the Railways has kickstarted an ambitious programme, which will see a total of 400 major stations across the country being re-developed ...

Letter: Wind power's right for Grand Forks and the world
Grand Forks Herald - 2/18/2017 10:30:18 AM
I read with interest the story about the wind turbine blades being made in Grand Forks and shipped all over the country by rail by TP&L Management Solutions ("Blown away," Page A1, Feb. 12). The large number of jobs being created by LM Wind Power is most ...

Austrian chancellor celebrates resistance to Nazism by national railway firm
Jewish Telegraphic Agency - 2/14/2017 11:53:47 AM
(JTA) — Austria’s chancellor praised workers of his country’s railway company for what he called their outsize resistance to Nazism during the Holocaust. Christian Kern’s praise for the partisans of the Austrian federal railways, or BBO, appeared ...

Pune metro rail to be operational by 2021 - 2/12/2017 3:42:14 AM
"For funding, we have started negotiations with World Bank and Asian Infrastructure Investment ... Maharashtra is the only state in the country where three metro rail projects - in Mumbai, Pune and Nagpur - are progressing simultaneously.

Innovation driving China’s high-speed railways - 2/21/2017 8:25:03 AM
It is also the only country that operates bullet trains with a speed of 350 km/h. In addition, the nation has built a close-looped high-speed railway security system, the safest in the world, according to statistics from the International Union of Railways.

Where Travel: Life-Changing European Rail Adventures
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal - 2/17/2017 11:07:16 AM
Hop off and visit one of the country’s many historic attractions ... In 1854, it became the world’s first mountain railway and is still regarded as a wonder of technology, reaching an elevation of 3,000 feet at its highest point.

7,000 Railways Stations In India To Go Solar
CleanTechnica - 2/21/2017 3:05:55 PM
The Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced that the 7,000 railway stations across the country will be fed with solar power ... one of the fastest emerging solar power markets in the world.

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