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9 France, Top Ten Longest Railway Networks of the World

Top Ten Longest Railway Networks of the World

Railway is an old methodology of transportation adopted by man. The oldest, man-hauled railways date back to the 6th century B.C.  As modernization struck every area of human interest, railway is no exception to it. With the passage of time science and technology revolutionized the entire railway system from steam locomotives to high-tech bullet trains. Today, railway is considered to be an important mean for mass transportation and carrying goods and cargo across the country. An efficient railway system is considered to be a backbone of country’s economy. Let’s have a look at the ten longest railway networks paving a way for a stronger economy for their respective countries.

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10. Brazil

  • Track Length: 28,538 km
  • Rail Type: Tramways, Metros, High-speed

10 Brazil, Top Ten Longest Railway Networks of the World

9. France

  • Track Length: 29,640 km
  • Rail Type: High-speed rail

9 France, Top Ten Longest Railway Networks of the World

8. Argentina

  • Track Length: 36,966 km
  • Rail Type: Commuter, High-speed

8 Argentina, Top Ten Longest Railway Networks of the World

7. Australia

  • Track Length: 38,445 km
  • Rail Type: Freight, Medium-speed, Commuter, Urban light rail and trams

7 Australia, Top Ten Longest Railway Networks of the World

6. Germany

  • Track Length: 41,981 km
6 Germany, Top Ten Longest Railway Networks of the World
Photo: Michiel Wijnbergh/Hollandse Hoogte

5. Canada

  • Track Length: 46,552 km
  • No. of Locomotives: 1548

5 Canada, Top Ten Longest Railway Networks of the World

4. India

  • Track Length: 63,974 km
  • No. of Locomotives: 9,549
  • No. of Freight Cars: 239,321

4 India, Top Ten Longest Railway Networks of the World

3. China

  • Track Length: 86,000 km
  • No. of Locomotives: 19,431
  • No. of Freight Cars: 622,284

3 China, Top Ten Longest Railway Networks of the World

2. Russia

  • Track Length: 87,157 km
  • No. of Locomotives: 20,101

2 Russia, Top Ten Longest Railway Networks of the World

1. USA

  • Track Length: 224,792 km
  • No. of Locomotives: 31,875
  • No. of Freight cars: 1,471,736

1 USA, Top Ten Longest Railway Networks of the World

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