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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Israel Builds Railway in Hope of Boosting Commerce With Arab Neighbors
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Opening of the World's Longest Railway Tunnel Brought to the Web via Blick webTV and LiveU
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German state aims to power its railway system with hydrogen fuel cells
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Fastest trains in India before high speed rail system took over
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Central Asia's longest railway tunnel a great feat of engineering
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Leaders hail inauguration of Central Asia’s longest railway tunnel
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World’s Biggest Pension Fund Sues Toshiba for Accounting Scandal
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$5.4-billion expansion of Panama Canal could reshape world trade routes
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Trump Blasts Hillary In Speech: Clinton Is A 'World-Class Liar' ... May Be the 'Most Corrupt Person to Ever Seek the Presidency of the United States'
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