Which Country Has the Most Rail Lines?

Rail Lines (km) (km), 2017 or latest
Transport | May 17, 2019
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Based on a comparison of 74 countries in 2017, USA ranked the highest in rail lines with 150,966 km followed by Russia and India. On the other end of the scale was Montenegro with 249 km, Luxembourg with 275 km and Jordan with 293 km.

Data for more countries are available at Rail Lines (km) indicator page.

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
Argentina km ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 25,023 25,023 18,097 18,097 28,527
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
Italy km 16,726 16,742 16,752 16,723 16,724
Japan km 20,087 19,435 19,436 16,703 16,704
Kazakhstan km 14,319 14,759 14,767 14,767 14,767
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 Africa km 20,500 20,500 20,500 20,500 20,953
USA km 194,136 153,517 154,322 152,933 151,735
Ukraine km 21,665 21,643 21,626 21,626 20,975
United Kingdom km 16,210 15,847 15,861 16,534 16,245