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Which Country Has the Most Rail Lines?

Rail Lines (km) (km), 2019 or latest
Transport | July 1, 2021
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Based on a comparison of 77 countries in 2019, USA ranked the highest in rail lines with 150,462 km followed by Russia and India. On the other end of the scale was Montenegro with 249 km, United Arab Emirates with 261 km and Luxembourg with 288 km.

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

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
Argentina km ... ... ... ... ... ... 18,097 18,097 28,527 17,609 17,609 ...
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
Italy km 16,752 16,723 16,724 16,788 16,787
Japan km 19,436 16,703 16,704 15,108 19,249 ...
Kazakhstan km 14,767 14,767 14,767 15,529 16,040 ...
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 Africa km 20,500 20,500 20,953 20,953 20,953 ... ...
USA km 154,322 152,933 151,735 151,270 150,966 ...
Ukraine km 21,626 21,626 20,975 21,603 21,626 ...
United Kingdom km 15,861 16,532 16,245 16,257 16,294 ...