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Total route rail lines

(km)

Russian Federation is the top country by length of rail lines in the world. As of 2016, length of rail lines in Russian Federation was 85,375 km that accounts for 18.54 % of the world's length of rail lines. The top 5 countries (others are China, Germany, Argentina, and Ukraine) account for 51.23 % of it. The world's total length of rail lines was estimated at 460,603.3 km in 2016.

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What is length of rail lines?

Rail lines are the length of railway route available for train service, irrespective of the number of parallel tracks.