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Railways / narrow gauge

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

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

Algeria

1,156 km 1.055-m gauge (1996)

Angola

2,798 km 1.067-m gauge; 154 km 0.600-m gauge (1997)

Antigua and Barbuda

64 km 0.760-m gauge; 13 km 0.610-m gauge (used almost exclusively for handling sugarcane)

Argentina

11,080 km 1.000-m gauge (1999)

Australia

14,506 km 1.067-m gauge

Austria

484 km (13 km 0.600-m gauge, 468 km 0.760-m gauge - 94 km electrified, and 3 km 0.600-m gauge) (1999)

Bangladesh

1,822 km 1.000-m gauge (1998 est.)

Benin

578 km 1.000-m gauge (1995 est.)

Bolivia

3,652 km 1.000-m gauge; 39 km 0.760-m gauge (13 km electrified) (1995)

Botswana

971 km 1.067-m gauge (1995)

Brazil

23,489 km 1.000-m gauge

Brunei

13 km 0.610-m gauge

Bulgaria

245 km 0.760-m gauge (1998)

Burkina Faso

622 km 1.000-m gauge (1995 est.)

Cambodia

603 km 1.000-m gauge

Cameroon

1,104 km 1.000-m gauge (1995 est.)

Chile

116 km 1.067-m gauge; 2,923 km 1.000-m gauge (40 km electrified) (1995)

China

3,600 km 0.750-m gauge local industrial lines (1998 est.) (Note: a new total of 68,000 km has been estimated for early 1999)

Colombia

3,230 km 0.914-m gauge (1,830 km in use) (1995)

Congo, Democratic Republic of the

3,987 km 1.067-m gauge (858 km electrified); 125 km 1.000-m gauge; 1,026 km 0.600-m gauge

Congo, Republic of the

795 km 1.067-m gauge (1995 est.)

Costa Rica

950 km 1.067-m gauge (260 km electrified)

Cote d'Ivoire

660 km 1.000-meter gauge; 25 km double track (1995 est.)

Czech Republic

94 km 0.760-m narrow gauge (1998)

Djibouti

100 km 1.000-m gauge (Note: Djibouti and Ethiopia plan to revitalize the century-old railroad that links their capitals by 2003)

Dominican Republic

142 km 0.762-m gauge (Dominican Republic Government Railway); 240 km operated by sugar companies in various gauges (0.558-m, 0.762-m, 1.067-m gauges) (1995)

Ecuador

812 km 1.067-m gauge

El Salvador

602 km 0.914-m gauge

Eritrea

317 km 0.950-m gauge (1999) (Note: links Ak'ordat and Asmara with the port of Massawa; nonoperational since 1978 except for about a 5 km stretch that was reopened in Massawa in 1994; rehabilitation of the remainder and of the rolling stock is under way)

Ethiopia

681 km 1.000-m gauge (Note: in April 1998, Djibouti and Ethiopia announced plans to revitalize the century-old railroad that links their capitals; since May 1998 Ethiopia has expended considerable effort to repair and maintain the lines)

Fiji

597 km 0.610-m gauge (1995)

France

99 km 1.000-m gauge (1998)

Ghana

953 km 1.067-m gauge (32 km double track) (1997 est.)

Greece

961 km 1.000-m gauge; 22 km 0.750-m gauge (a rack type railway for steep grades)

Guatemala

884 km 0.914-m gauge (single track)

Guinea

807 km 1.000-m gauge (includes 662 km in common carrier service from Kankan to Conakry)

Guyana

48 km 0.914-m gauge

Haiti

40 km 0.760-m gauge

Holy See (Vatican City)

862 m 1.435-m gauge

Honduras

349 km 1.067-m gauge; 246 km 0.914-m gauge (1999)

Hungary

176 km 0.760-m gauge (1998) (Note: Hungary and Austria jointly manage the cross-border standard-gauge railway between Gyor, Sopron, Ebenfurt (Gysev railroad) a distance of about 101 km in Hungary and 65 km in Austria)

India

18,501 km 1.000-m gauge; 3,794 km 0.762-m and 0.610-m gauge (1998 est.)

Indonesia

5,961 km 1.067-m gauge (101 km electrified; 101 km double track); 497 km 0.750-m gauge (1995)

Italy

112 km 1.000-m gauge (112 km electrified); 1,211 km 0.950-m gauge (153 km electrified) (1998)

Japan

89.8 km 1.372-m gauge (89.8 km electrified); 20,656.8 km 1.067-m gauge (10,383.6 km electrified); 31 km 0.762-m gauge (3.6 km electrified) (1994)

Jordan

677 km 1.050-m gauge (2000)

Kenya

2,778 km 1.000-m gauge (Note: the line connecting Nairobi with the port of Mombasa is the most important in the country)

Korea, North

665 km 0.762-m gauge

Latvia

33 km 0.750-m gauge (1994)

Lebanon

82 km (1999)

Lesotho

2.6 km 1.067-m gauge (1995)

Liberia

145 km 1.067-m gauge

Madagascar

883 km 1.000-m gauge (1994)

Malawi

789 km 1.067-m gauge

Malaysia

1,801 km 1.000-m gauge (148 km electrified) (2000)

Mali

729 km 1.000-m gauge

Mexico

90 km 0.914-m gauge (1998 est.)

Mozambique

2,988 km 1.067-m gauge; 143 km 0.762-m gauge (1994)

Myanmar

3,991 km 1.000-m gauge

Namibia

2,382 km 1.067-m gauge; single track (1995)

Nepal

101 km 0.762-m gauge

New Zealand

3,913 km 1.067-m gauge (519 km electrified) (1999)

Nigeria

3,505 km 1.067-m gauge (Note: years of neglect of both the rolling stock and the right-of-way have seriously reduced the capacity and utility of the system; a project to restore Nigeria's railways is now underway)

Pakistan

445 km 1.000-m gauge (1996 est.)

Panama

279 km 0.914-m gauge

Paraguay

60 km 1.000-m gauge (Note: there are 470 km of various gauges that are privately owned)

Peru

380 km 0.914-m gauge

Philippines

492 km 1.067-m gauge (1996)

Poland

1,135 km various gauges including 1.000-m, 0.785-m, 0.750-m, and 0.600-m (1998)

Portugal

274 km 1.000-m gauge (1998)

Puerto Rico

96 km 1.000-m gauge, rural, narrow-gauge system for hauling sugarcane; no passenger service

Romania

487 km (1996)

Saint Kitts and Nevis

58 km 0.762-m gauge on Saint Kitts to serve sugarcane plantations (1995)

Senegal

906 km 1.000-meter gauge (70 km double track)

Sierra Leone

84 km 1.067-m gauge

Singapore

38.6 km 1.000-m gauge (Note: there is a 83 km mass transit system with 48 stations)

Slovakia

51 km (46 km 1,000-m gauge; 5 km 0.750-m gauge) (1998)

South Africa

20,995 km 1.067-m gauge (9,087 km electrified); 436 km 0.610-m gauge (1995)

Spain

644 km 1.000-m gauge (438 km electrified) (1998)

Sri Lanka

59 km 0.762-m gauge (1996)

Sudan

4,595 km 1.067-m gauge; 716 km 1.6096-m gauge plantation line (Note: the main line linking Khartoum to Port Sudan carries over two-thirds of Sudan's rail traffic)

Suriname

86 km 1.000-m gauge

Swaziland

297 km 1.067-m gauge

Switzerland

1,165 km 1.000-m gauge (1,165 km electrified); 10 km 0.800-m gauge (1998)

Syria

327 km 1.050-m gauge (2000)

Taiwan

2,481 km 1.067-m (1999)

Tanzania

2,600 km 1.000-m gauge; 969 km 1.067-m gauge (Note: the Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority (TAZARA), which operates 1,860 km of 1.067-m narrow gauge track between Dar es Salaam and Kapiri Mposhi in Zambia (of which 969 km are in Tanzania and 891 km are in Zambia) is not a part of Tanzania Railways Corporation; because of the difference in gauge, this system does not connect to Tanzania Railways)

Thailand

3,940 km 1.000-m gauge (99 km double track)

Togo

525 km 1.000-m gauge

Tunisia

1,687 km 1.000-m gauge

Uganda

1,241 km 1.000-m gauge (Note: a program to rehabilitate the railroad is underway (1995))

Vietnam

2,249 km 1.000-m gauge

World

239,430 km

Zambia

2,164 km 1.067-m gauge (13 km double track) (Note: the total includes 891 km of the Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority (TAZARA), which operates 1,860 km of 1.067-m narrow gauge track between Dar es Salaam and Kapiri Mposhi where it connects to the Zambia Railways system; TAZARA is not a part of Zambia Railways)

Zimbabwe

2,759 km 1.067-m gauge (313 km electrified; 42 km double track) (1995 est.)
 

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