Rail Lines (km) fell 0.019% to 1,051,768 km in the World in 2016

Rail Lines (km) (km), 2016
Transport | World | December 11, 2018
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Rail lines fell 0.019% to 1,051,768 km in the World in 2016, according to the National Statistical Office.

Historically, rail lines in the World reached an all time high of 1,076,590 km in 2010 and an all time low of 938,664 km in 1989. When compared to World's main peers, rail lines in China amounted to 67,092 km, 33,380 km in Germany, 12,835 km in Japan and 151,270 km in USA in 2016.

World has been ranked th within the group of 73 countries we follow in terms of rail lines.

Rail Lines (km) Unit 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Austria km 4,917 4,985 4,950 4,956 4,937
Belgium km 3,578 3,592 3,582 3,631 3,607 ...
Canada km ... ... ... 255 255 255 58,651 45,626
China km 66,041 66,298 66,585 66,989 67,212
France km 30,071 29,406 29,979 58.0 28,866
Germany km 33,576 33,506 33,449 33,426 33,331
India km 64,460 64,600 65,436 65,808 66,030
Japan km 20,087 19,435 19,436 16,703 16,704
Mexico km ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 26,704 26,704 26,704 11,891 11,903
Poland km 19,725 19,617 18,959 18,942 18,510
Russia km 85,166 85,248 85,266 85,266 85,262
South Korea km 3,637 3,650 3,666 3,668 3,944
USA km 194,136 153,517 154,322 152,933 151,735
World km 1,057,711 1,051,860 1,051,799 1,055,264 1,051,968 ...