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10 countries with the largest railway network

Last updated on: May 13, 2013 13:50 IST

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United States has the world's largest railway network.

United States

Rank: 1

Railway network: 224,792 km

Take a look at the world's largest railway networks according to Indexmundi...

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Image: Commuters move through the grand hall of Grand Central Terminal in New York.
Photographs: Brendan McDermid/Reuters.

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Russia

Rank: 2

Railway network: 87,157 km

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Image: A train moves along the Trans-Siberian Railway through the Taiga district, some 90 km (56 miles) southwest of Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk.
Photographs: Ilya Naymushin/Reuters.

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China

Rank: 3

Railway network: 86,000 km

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Image: A train employee prepares to enter a CRH (China Railway High-speed) Harmony bullet train at Beijing South Railway Station.
Photographs: Jason Lee/Reuters.

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India

Rank: 4

Railway network: 63,974 km 

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Image: Commuters disembark from crowded suburban trains during the morning rush hour at Churchgate railway station in Mumbai.
Photographs: Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters.
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Canada

Rank: 5
 
Railway network: 46,552 km 

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Image: A Via Rail Canada passenger train pulls into Dorval Station in Montreal.
Photographs: Shaun Best/Reuters.
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Germany

Rank: 6

Railway network: 41,981 km

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Image: Trains during a strike of German railway operators Deutsche Bahn in Cologne.
Photographs: Ina Fassbender/Reuters.

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Australia

Rank: 7

Railway network: 38,445 km

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Photographs: Jason Antony/Wikimedia Commons

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Argentina

Rank: 8

Railway network: 36,966 km

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Photographs: Schummy/Wikimedia Commons.
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France

Rank: 9

Railway network: 29,640 km

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Image: A commuter walks on a TGV train platform at Nantes's railway station.
Photographs: Stephane Mahe/Reuters.
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Brazil

Rank: 10

Railway network: 28,538 km



Image: An indigenous man stands in a subway train in Rio de Janeiro.
Photographs: Ricardo Moraes/Reuters.
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