* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Railroad lines, total length in km, 2021:

The average for 2021 based on 65 countries was 12094 km. The highest value was in the USA: 148553 km and the lowest value was in Hong Kong: 230 km. The indicator is available from 1995 to 2021. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: km; Source: The World Bank
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Countries Railroad lines, km, 2021 Global rank Available data
USA 148553 1 1995 - 2021
China 109767 2 1995 - 2021
Russia 85544 3 1995 - 2021
India 68103 4 1995 - 2021
Canada 48150 5 2014 - 2021
Germany 33401 6 1995 - 2021
France 27716 7 1995 - 2021
South Africa 20953 8 2015 - 2021
Poland 18620 9 1995 - 2021
Italy 17305 10 1995 - 2021
UK 16179 11 1995 - 2021
Kazakhstan 16006 12 1995 - 2021
Spain 15963 13 1995 - 2021
Romania 10769 14 1995 - 2021
Turkey 10546 15 1995 - 2021
Sweden 9714 16 1995 - 2021
Iran 9455 17 1995 - 2021
Czechia 9357 18 1995 - 2021
Hungary 8037 19 1995 - 2021
Finland 5918 20 1995 - 2021
Belarus 5474 21 1995 - 2021
Austria 4962 22 1995 - 2021
Uzbekistan 4732 23 1995 - 2021
South Korea 4309 24 1995 - 2021
Switzerland 4122 25 1995 - 2021
Bulgaria 4031 26 1995 - 2021
Algeria 4001 27 1995 - 2021
Norway 3885 28 1995 - 2021
DR Congo 3641 29 1995 - 2021
Slovakia 3626 30 1995 - 2021
Belgium 3612 31 1995 - 2021
Serbia 3348 32 2000 - 2021
Vietnam 3159 33 1995 - 2021
Netherlands 3041 34 1995 - 2021
Croatia 2617 35 1995 - 2021
Portugal 2527 36 1995 - 2021
Chile 2396 37 1995 - 2021
Greece 2339 38 1995 - 2021
Morocco 2295 39 1995 - 2021
Azerbaijan 2139 40 1995 - 2021
Lithuania 1919 41 1995 - 2021
Latvia 1859 42 1995 - 2021
Mongolia 1821 43 1996 - 2021
Tunisia 1777 44 1995 - 2021
Israel 1720 45 1995 - 2021
Malaysia 1655 46 1995 - 2021
Ireland 1650 47 1995 - 2021
Uruguay 1498 48 1995 - 2021
Georgia 1387 49 1995 - 2021
Slovenia 1209 50 1995 - 2021
Moldova 1149 51 1995 - 2021
Botswana 886 52 1995 - 2021
Cameroon 884 53 1995 - 2021
Mauritania 728 54 2002 - 2021
Armenia 698 55 1995 - 2021
North Macedonia 683 56 1995 - 2021
Madagascar 673 57 1995 - 2021
Gabon 648 58 1995 - 2021
Ivory Coast 639 59 2000 - 2021
Tajikistan 620 60 1995 - 2021
Burkina Faso 518 61 1995 - 2021
Kyrgyzstan 417 62 1995 - 2021
UA Emirates 279 63 2018 - 2021
Luxembourg 271 64 1995 - 2021
Hong Kong 230 65 1995 - 2021



Definition: Rail lines are the length of railway route available for train service, irrespective of the number of parallel tracks.

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