Definition: This entry states the total route length of the railway network and of its component parts by gauge, which is the measure of the distance between the inner sides of the load-bearing rails. The four typical types of gauges are: broad, standard, narrow, and dual. Other gauges are listed under note. Some 60% of the world's railways use the standard gauge of 1.4 m (4.7 ft). Gauges vary by country and sometimes within countries. The choice of gauge during initial construction was mainly in response to local conditions and the intent of the builder. Narrow-gauge railways were cheaper to build and could negotiate sharper curves, broad-gauge railways gave greater stability and permitted higher speeds. Standard-gauge railways were a compromise between narrow and broad gauges.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2018See also: Railways map
Smart Railways Market 2020| Global Size, Trends, Share, Growth Analysis by Type, Services, Solution and Regional Forecast to 2024
MarketWatch - 12/13/2019 6:59:00 AM
Of these, consulting services has a major market share and predicted to touch a healthy 31% CAGR Based on region, the smart railways market covers growth opportunities and latest trends across North America, Asia Pacific, Europe and Rest of the World. Of these ... Asia Pacific countries including India, Japan and China are the emerging markets ...
Nokia wins Deutsche Bahn tender to deliver and test the world’s first 5G-based network for automated rail operation
GlobeNewswire - 12/12/2019 7:15:00 AM
Espoo, Finland – Nokia has won a tender to test and deliver the world’s first standalone (SA ... Nokia is a leader in this market with extensive experience in providing GSM-R systems to rail operators in 22 countries, covering 109,000 km of track. Overall, Nokia has provided networking, cybersecurity, IoT and analytics solutions to 110 ...
House Dem continues to rail against impeachment push: 'Everything our country doesn't stand for'
Fox News - 12/3/2019 5:59:00 PM
"Everything our country doesn’t stand for." The interview ... "My job is to exact as much goodwill and help for my district and for this nation and for this world that I possibly can while he’s president," he said. During an interview with Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo, Van Drew similarly blasted the inquiry by comparing it to ...
How Japan's Shinkansen bullet trains changed the world of rail travel
CNN - 11/27/2019 2:15:00 AM
this technological marvel of the 1960s marked the country's return to the top table of the international community. In the 55 years since that first train, the word Shinkansen -- meaning "new trunk line" -- has become an internationally recognized byword for speed, travel efficiency and modernity. Japan remains a world leader in rail technology.
Indian Railways to become 'net zero' carbon emitter by 2030
Mint - 10/15/2019 12:50:00 PM
India is the biggest emitter of greenhouse gases after the US and China, and is among countries most vulnerable to climate change. Meanwhile, the national carrier has a rail network of around 125,000km, making it the world’s largest railway network under ...
Trains at night: Amazing pictures of railways across the world
CNN - 11/11/2019 1:48:00 PM
Viewing a country through the lens of their railway is enlightening ... There are still "hundreds, maybe thousands" of railways across the world that the Coombes hope to capture. "The US 'Big Boy' is high on the bucket list," says Robin, referring to ...
Jaipur's Railway Station Is The Cleanest In The Country
outlookindia.com - 10/10/2019 8:54:00 AM
The Indian Railways is one of the world's largest rail networks comprising of a network spread over 68442 kms, running more than 22,000 trains each day from more than 8,000 stations carrying about 23 million travellers and 3 million tonnes of freight daily.
Almost All British Train Lines Are Now Owned By Other EU Countries
Forbes - 8/15/2019 3:28:00 PM
Lonely privatisation road This is not the way the country’s rail privatisation was supposed to go ... UK have risen significantly and are now among the most expensive in the world. The success of privatisation is a hotly debated topic.
Should countries invest in high-speed rail?
blogs.worldbank.org - 9/8/2019 12:00:00 PM
Most railways in the world have seen intercity passenger traffic decline in the last ten years, and many struggle to maintain services and ridership. In China, by contrast, train travel is booming. While the country was already home to one of the largest ...
Rail line in Hampshire is world's first to be powered by solar farm
The Guardian - 8/23/2019 12:33:00 AM
Indian Railways, the country’s single largest energy consumer, said last month it hoped to become the world’s first 100% “green” railway network in 10 years’ time by installing 30GW of solar generation capacity on some of its 51,000 hectares of ...