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 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Austria km 4,950 4,956 4,937 4,917 4,953
Belgium km 3,582 3,631 3,607 3,602 3,605 ...
Canada km ... 255 58,651 57,264 48,498 48,150 ...
China km 66,585 66,989 67,212 83,717 67,278
France km 29,979 58.0 28,866 29,237 29,248 ...
Germany km 33,449 33,426 33,332 33,380 33,488
India km 65,436 65,808 66,030 66,687 67,368
Japan km 19,436 16,703 16,704 15,108 19,249 ...
Mexico km ... ... ... ... ... 26,704 11,891 11,903 11,905 14,280 ...
Poland km 18,959 18,942 18,510 18,429 18,513
Russia km 85,266 85,266 85,262 85,375 85,545
South Korea km 3,666 3,668 3,944 4,071 4,192
USA km 154,322 152,933 151,735 151,270 150,966 ...
World km 1,051,799 1,055,264 1,051,968 1,051,768 ... ... ...