The United States has the world 1st high-speed railway mileage ranks
You may have seen the longest railway in the world, but what about the railway mileage of various countries in the world? Railway transportation is one of the oldest modes of modern transportation. Even today, hundreds of millions of people in the world cannot live without railways. Then someone is asking which country has the longest railway mileage in the world. It is the United States, which is mainly composed of private freight railways. Let’s take a look at the world’s railway mileage rankings.
1. The United States 250,000 kilometers
The U.S. railway has a mileage of more than 250,000 kilometers and is the world’s largest railway network. Freight lines account for most of the country’s total railways, accounting for 80%, and the total length of passenger railways is about 35,000 kilometers.
The U.S. freight railroad mileage consists of 538 railroads (7 first-class railroads, 21 regional railroads and 510 local railroads) operated by private organizations. Union Pacific Railroad and BNSF Railroad are one of the largest freight railroad companies in the world. There are more than 30 train routes connecting 500 destinations in 46 states in the United States.
It is planned to build a 27,000-kilometer national high-speed rail system in four stages by 2030. By early 2014, the construction of California’s high-speed rail will begin, and major high-speed rail projects are underway.
2. China 100,000 kilometers
China’s rail transit network is more than 100,000 kilometers long and is the second largest rail network in the world. Operated by China Railway Corporation, it carried 2.08 billion passengers (second only to Indian Railways) and 3.22 billion tons of freight (second only to American Railways) in 2013.
Railway is the main means of transportation in China. China’s railway mileage includes more than 90,000 kilometers of conventional railways and about 10,000 kilometers of high-speed railways. By 2050, the national railway mileage is expected to exceed 270,000 kilometers.
my country’s high-speed rail has developed rapidly in recent years and has become the world’s largest high-speed rail mileage. The Beijing-Guangzhou line is 2,298 kilometers, the longest high-speed rail line in the world. It is estimated that by 2020, the total length of China’s high-speed rail lines will reach 50,000 kilometers.
3.Russia 85,500 kilometers
Operated by Russian Railways, the entire railway mileage exceeds 85,500 kilometers. In 2013, the railway line carried 1.08 billion passengers and 1.2 billion tons of freight, making it the third railway after the United States and China.
The railway mileage of Russia includes 12 main lines, many of which are directly connected to the railway systems of European and Asian countries such as Finland, France, Germany, Poland, China, Mongolia and North Korea. The Trans-Siberian Railway (Moscow-Vladivostok line) is 9,289 kilometers long and is the longest and one of the busiest railway lines in the world.
RZD introduced a high-speed railway between St. Petersburg and Moscow in 2009, but the project has not been put into operation because the existing lines and low-speed trains are still in operation. A dedicated high-speed line between the two cities has been planned, with an estimated investment of 35 billion US dollars.
4.India 65,000 kilometers
The Indian railway mileage is the fourth largest railway in the world, owned and operated by the Indian Railway Company, with a mileage of more than 65,000 kilometers. In 2013, it carried about 8 billion passengers (the most in the world) and 1.01 million tons of freight (the fourth in the world).
The Indian railway mileage is divided into 17 regions, and more than 19,000 trains are operated every day, including 12,000 passenger trains and 7,000 freight trains. In 2017, 4,000 kilometers of new lines were added, and the existing aging lines were transformed and electrified on a large scale. In 2017, 3,338 kilometers of dedicated freight lines will be added and the East-West Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) will be implemented.
The country has also determined six high-speed lines, from Mumbai to Ahmedabad, and a high-speed project with a length of 534 kilometers is under negotiation. The estimated investment is US$9.65 billion.