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Rail lines by the World

1,051,767.61 km in 2016

Though World rail lines fluctuated substantially in recent years, it tended to increase through 1997 - 2016 period ending at 1.05 million km in 2016.

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Date Value Change, %
2016 1,051,767.61 -0.02 %
2015 1,051,968.09 -0.31 %
2014 1,055,263.94 0.33 %
2013 1,051,798.68 -0.01 %
2012 1,051,859.94 -0.55 %
2011 1,057,710.94 -1.75 %
2010 1,076,589.94 1.94 %
2009 1,056,107.94 -0.43 %
2008 1,060,664.94 -0.03 %
2007 1,060,970.94 -0.10 %
2006 1,062,032.94 7.35 %
2005 989,329.94
Macro Region
Africa 31 timeseries
Asia 17 timeseries
Central America and the Caribbean 5 timeseries
Europe 37 timeseries
Middle East 8 timeseries
North America 280,349 km in 2016 WB
Oceania 2 timeseries
South America 10 timeseries
Southeast Asia 8 timeseries
Country (km)
United States of America 150,966 in 2017 WB
Russian Federation 85,545 in 2017 WB
India 67,368 in 2017 WB
China 67,278 in 2017 WB
Canada 48,150.4 in 2017 WB
Germany 33,488 in 2017 WB
Brazil 29,817 in 2014 WB
France 29,248.14 in 2017 WB
Ukraine 21,626 in 2017 WB
South Africa 20,953 in 2017 WB
Poland 18,513 in 2017 WB
Argentina 17,609 in 2017 WB
Japan 16,976.4 in 2017 WB
Italy 16,787.2 in 2017 WB
United Kingdom 16,257 in 2017 WB
Kazakhstan 16,040.3 in 2017 WB
Spain 15,557 in 2017 WB
Mexico 14,280 in 2017 WB
Romania 10,766 in 2017 WB
Turkey 10,207 in 2017 WB
Sweden 9,684 in 2017 WB
Czech Republic 9,408 in 2017 WB
Iran 9,021 in 2017 WB
Australia 8,829.31 in 2011 WB
Pakistan 7,791 in 2017 WB
Hungary 7,246 in 2017 WB
Finland 5,926 in 2017 WB
Chile 5,529 in 2014 WB
Belarus 5,459 in 2017 WB
Thailand 5,327 in 2014 WB
Democratic People's Republic of Korea 5,214 in 1999 WB
Egypt 5,153 in 2016 WB
Cuba 5,076 in 2009 WB
Austria 4,953 in 2017 WB
Myanmar 4,746 in 1999 WB
Indonesia 4,684 in 2014 WB
Uzbekistan 4,642 in 2017 WB
Sudan 4,313 in 2014 WB
Republic of Korea 4,191.7 in 2017 WB
Norway 4,134 in 2017 WB
Switzerland 4,035.52 in 2017 WB
Bulgaria 4,030 in 2017 WB
Algeria 4,016.25 in 2017 WB
New Zealand 3,913 in 1999 WB
Turkmenistan 3,840 in 2017 WB
Serbia 3,736 in 2017 WB
Democratic Republic of the Congo 3,641 in 2017 WB
Slovakia 3,626.44 in 2017 WB
Belgium 3,602 in 2016 WB
Nigeria 3,528 in 2007 WB
Mozambique 3,116 in 2014 WB
Netherlands 3,016 in 2014 WB
Bolivia 2,866 in 2009 WB
Bangladesh 2,835 in 2014 WB
United Republic of Tanzania 2,701 in 2017 WB
Croatia 2,605 in 2017 WB
Zimbabwe 2,583 in 2008 WB
Portugal 2,545.96 in 2017 WB
Namibia 2,382 in 1995 WB
Iraq 2,370 in 2014 WB
Viet Nam 2,367 in 2017 WB
Malaysia 2,250 in 2014 WB
Greece 2,240 in 2017 WB
Tunisia 2,165 in 2017 WB
Syrian Arab Republic 2,139 in 2014 WB
Azerbaijan 2,132 in 2017 WB
Denmark 2,131 in 2014 WB
Morocco 2,109 in 2017 WB
Peru 2,020 in 2014 WB
Kenya 1,917 in 2006 WB
Lithuania 1,911 in 2017 WB
Ireland 1,888 in 2017 WB
Latvia 1,859.6 in 2017 WB
Mongolia 1,810 in 2017 WB
Colombia 1,672 in 2009 WB
Sri Lanka 1,561.71 in 2016 WB
Uruguay 1,498 in 2017 WB
Israel 1,495 in 2017 WB
Saudi Arabia 1,412 in 2014 WB
Georgia 1,285 in 2017 WB
Zambia 1,273 in 2004 WB
Slovenia 1,209.05 in 2017 WB
Republic of Moldova 1,151 in 2017 WB
Estonia 1,033 in 2017 WB
Bosnia and Herzegovina 1,018.05 in 2017 WB
Cameroon 1,010 in 2017 WB
Ecuador 956 in 2000 WB
Ghana 953 in 2008 WB
Senegal 906 in 2004 WB
Congo 893.2 in 2012 WB
Botswana 886 in 2016 WB
Costa Rica 848 in 2001 WB
Gabon 810 in 2017 WB
Malawi 797 in 2008 WB
Djibouti 781 in 2005 WB
Ethiopia 781 in 1991 WB
Benin 758 in 2008 WB
Mali 733 in 2002 WB
Mauritania 728 in 2014 WB
Armenia 685.66 in 2017 WB
North Macedonia 683 in 2017 WB
Madagascar 673 in 2014 WB
Cambodia 650 in 2005 WB
Côte d'Ivoire 639 in 2017 WB
Tajikistan 620 in 2017 WB
El Salvador 547 in 2003 WB
Burkina Faso 518 in 2017 WB
Philippines 509 in 2016 WB
Panama 485 in 2000 WB
Paraguay 441 in 2000 WB
Kyrgyzstan 424 in 2017 WB
Albania 423 in 2013 WB
Lebanon 401 in 2002 WB
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 336 in 2008 WB
Guatemala 322 in 2005 WB
Eswatini 300 in 2014 WB
Jordan 293 in 2017 WB
Luxembourg 275 in 2017 WB
Uganda 259 in 2004 WB
Montenegro 249 in 2017 WB
Hong Kong 113 in 2005 WB

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