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Number of passengers carried by railways

(million passenger-km)

India is the top country by number of passengers carried by railways in the world. As of 2017, number of passengers carried by railways in India was 1,149,835 million passenger-km that accounts for 44.56 % of the world's number of passengers carried by railways. The top 5 countries (others are China, Japan, Russian Federation, and Germany) account for 86.53 % of it. The world's total number of passengers carried by railways was estimated at 2,580,373.1 million passenger-km in 2017.

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What is number of passengers carried by railways?

Passengers carried by railway are the number of passengers transported by rail times kilometers traveled.