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Railways / standard gauge

This page shows the value of the Railways / standard gauge information field for all countries in the Country Guide.

Notes on this field are available at the Information Field Notes page.

Albania

670 km 1.435-m gauge (1996)

Algeria

3,664 km 1.435-m gauge (301 km electrified; 215 km double track)

Argentina

2,765 km 1.435-m gauge (26 km electrified)

Australia

15,422 km 1.435-m gauge

Austria

5,639 km 1.435-m gauge (3,429 km electrified)

Belgium

3,437 km 1.435-m gauge (1998)

Bosnia and Herzegovina

1,021 km 1.435-m gauge (1995); note - some segments still need repair and/or reconstruction

Bulgaria

4,049 km 1.435-m gauge (2,710 km electrified; 917 km double track)

Canada

36,114 km 1.435-m gauge (156 km electrified) (1998)

China

62,050 km 1.435-m gauge (12,150 km electrified; 20,250 km double track)

Colombia

150 km 1.435-m gauge (connects Cerrejon coal mines to maritime port at Bahia de Portete)

Croatia

2,296 km 1.435-m gauge (983 km electrified) (Note: some lines remain inoperative or not in use; disrupted by territorial dispute (1997))

Cuba

4,807 km 1.435-m gauge (147 km electrified) (Note: a large amount of track is in private use by sugar plantations)

Czech Republic

9,341 km 1.435-m standard gauge (2,946 km electrified at three voltages; 1,868 km double track)

Denmark

2,859 km 1.435-m gauge (600 km electrified; 760 km double track) (1998)

Dominican Republic

375 km 1.435-m gauge (Central Romana Railroad)

Egypt

4,955 km 1,435-m gauge (42 km electrified; 1,560 km double track)

France

31,840 km 1.435-m gauge

Gabon

649 km 1.435-m gauge; single track (1994)

Greece

1,565 km 1.435-m gauge (36 km electrified; 23 km double track)

Guinea

279 km 1.435-m gauge

Guyana

139 km 1.435-m gauge

Hong Kong

34 km 1.435-m gauge (all electrified) (1996 est.)

Hungary

7,394 km 1.435-m gauge (2,270 km electrified; 1,236 km double track)

Iran

5,506 km 1.435-m gauge (146 km electrified) (1998)

Iraq

2,032 km 1.435-m gauge

Israel

610 km 1.435-m gauge (1996)

Italy

18,071 km 1.435-m gauge; Italian Railways (FS) operates 16,014 km of the total standard gauge routes (11,322 km electrified)

Jamaica

370 km 1.435-m gauge; note - 207 km belong to the Jamaica Railway Corporation in common carrier service, but are no longer operational; the remaining track is privately owned and used to transport bauxite

Japan

2,893.1 km 1.435-m gauge (entirely electrified)

Korea, North

4,095 km 1.435-m gauge (3,500 km electrified; 159 km double track)

Korea, South

6,240 km 1.435-m gauge (525 km electrified) (1998 est.)

Lebanon

317 km 1.435-m

Liberia

345 km 1.435-m gauge

Liechtenstein

18.5 km 1.435-m gauge (electrified)

Luxembourg

274 km 1.435-m gauge (242 km electrified; 178 km double track) (1998)

Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of

699 km 1.435-m gauge (233 km electrified) (Note: a new 56-km line is under construction to the Bulgarian border (1999))

Mauritania

704 km 1.435-m gauge (1995)

Mexico

30,958 km 1.435-m gauge (246 km electrified)

Monaco

1.7 km 1.435-m gauge

Morocco

1,907 km 1.435-m gauge (1,003 km electrified; 540 km double track)

Netherlands

2,739 km 1.435-m gauge; (1,991 km electrified) (1998)

Nigeria

52 km 1.435-m gauge

Norway

4,012 km 1.435-m gauge (2,530 km electrified; 96 km double track) (1998)

Paraguay

441 km 1.435-m gauge

Peru

1,608 km 1.435-m gauge

Poland

21,639 km 1.435-m gauge (11,626 km electrified; 8,978 km double track)

Romania

10,898 km

Saudi Arabia

1,390 km 1.435-m gauge (448 km double track) (1992)

Serbia and Montenegro

4,095 km 1.435-m gauge (1,377 km partially electrified since 1992) (Note: during to the 1999 Kosovo conflict, the Serbian rail system suffered significant damage due to bridge destruction; many rail bridges have been rebuilt, but the bridge over the Danube at Novi Sad was still down in early 2000; however, a by-pass is available; Montenegrin rail lines remain intact)

Slovakia

3,507 km 1.435-m gauge (1505 km electrified; 1,011 km double track)

Slovenia

1,201 km 1.435-m gauge (electrified 489 km) (1999)

Spain

525 km 1.435-m gauge (525 km electrified)

Suriname

80 km 1.435-m gauge

Sweden

12,821 km 1.435-m gauge (7,918 km electrified and 1,152 km double track) (1998)

Switzerland

3,317 km 1.435-m gauge (3,288 km electrified)

Syria

2,423 km 1.435-m gauge

Tunisia

471 km 1.435-m gauge

Turkey

8,607 km 1.435-m gauge (1,524 km electrified) (1999)

United Kingdom

16,536 km 1.435-m gauge (4,928 km electrified; 12,591 km double or multiple track) (1996)

United States

240,000 km 1.435-m gauge (1989)

Uruguay

2,073 km 1.435-m gauge (1997)

Venezuela

584 km 1.435-m gauge

Vietnam

166 km 1.435-m gauge

World

710,754 km
 

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