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Number of passengers carried by railways

(million passenger-km)

China is the top country by number of passengers carried by railways in the world. As of 2016, number of passengers carried by railways in China was 695,955 million passenger-km that accounts for 70.13 % of the world's number of passengers carried by railways. The top 5 countries (others are Italy, Ukraine, Spain, and Republic of Korea) account for 82.88 % of it. The world's total number of passengers carried by railways was estimated at 992,380.1 million passenger-km in 2016.

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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.