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10 countries with the largest railway network

Last updated on: May 13, 2013 13:50 IST
Commuters move through the grand hall of Grand Central Terminal in New York.

United States has the world's largest railway network.

United States

Rank: 1

Railway network: 224,792 km

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10 countries with the largest railway network

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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.

Russia

Rank: 2

Railway network: 87,157 km

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10 countries with the largest railway network

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A train employee prepares to enter a CRH (China Railway High-speed) Harmony bullet train at Beijing South Railway Station.

China

Rank: 3

Railway network: 86,000 km

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10 countries with the largest railway network

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Commuters disembark from crowded suburban trains during the morning rush hour at Churchgate railway station in Mumbai.

India

Rank: 4

Railway network: 63,974 km 

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10 countries with the largest railway network

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A Via Rail Canada passenger train pulls into Dorval Station in Montreal.

Canada

Rank: 5
 
Railway network: 46,552 km 

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10 countries with the largest railway network

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Trains during a strike of German railway operators Deutsche Bahn in Cologne.

Germany

Rank: 6

Railway network: 41,981 km

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Australia

Rank: 7

Railway network: 38,445 km

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10 countries with the largest railway network

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Argentina

Rank: 8

Railway network: 36,966 km

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10 countries with the largest railway network

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A commuter walks on a TGV train platform at Nantes's railway station.

France

Rank: 9

Railway network: 29,640 km

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10 countries with the largest railway network

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An indigenous man stands in a subway train in Rio de Janeiro.

Brazil

Rank: 10

Railway network: 28,538 km