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World's Longest High-Speed Rail Networks

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Here is the list of the World's Longest High-Speed Rail Networks

China tops the list of the world's longest high-speed rail network, which has a network of about 70,000 km. and the second place is Spain with a network of 5,706.1 m.

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List of the World's Longest High-Speed Rail Networks

# Country or Region Conti­nent In
opera­tion
(km)
Under
construction
(km)
Total
(km)
Network
density
(m/km2)
Length
per 100,000 people
(km)
Max.
speed
(km/h)
Electri­fication Track
gauge
(mm)
Notes
1 China Asia 40,267 29,733 70,000 4.2 3.11 350 25 kV 50Hz 1435 Shanghai Maglev: 430km/h max; The only country in the world to provide overnight sleeping high-speed trains at 250km/h.
2 Spain Europe 4,327.1 1,378.0 5,705.1 8.32 9.6 310 3 kV DC;
25kV 50Hz
1435;
1668
(at least 400km upgraded and are not listed by UIC)
3 France Europe 2,735 560.1 4,536.867 6.18 6.17 320 25 kV 50Hz 1435 Dedicated (LGV)
1,242.767 220 Upgraded
4 Germany Europe 1,571 3,321.83 6,225.83 8.83 8.83 300 15 kV 16.7Hz 1435 Dedicated (NBS)
1,885.4 250 Upgraded (ABS)
5 Japan Asia 2,727 657.1 3,384.1 8.07 1.96 320 25 kV 50Hz,
25 kV 60Hz
1435;
1435 and 1067 dual
The first network ever opened; 6411.7km including approved
6 Italy Europe 921 965.24 2,982.94 6.7 6.7 300 25 kV 50Hz 1435 Dedicated
1,096.7 250 Upgraded
7 United Kingdom Europe 113 220 2,142.7 7.92 2.79 300 25 kV 50Hz AC;
Diesel (or dual);
3 kV DC Third-Rail (at junctions only)
1435 Dedicated (HS)
1,814.7 201 1435 Classic upgraded lines
8 South Korea Asia 660.9 1,435 2,716.9 12.6 2.44 305 25kV 60Hz 1435 Dedicated
621 260 Upgraded
9 Turkey Asia 724 508 2,335 1.63 1.17 300 25kV 50Hz 1435 Dedicated
102 550 200 Upgraded
10 Finland Europe 1,120 201 1,327 3.31 20.02 220 25kV 50Hz 1524 Only upgraded lines
11 Sweden Europe 860 718.5 1,578.5 1.91 8.3 205 15 kV 16.7Hz 1435 Only upgraded lines
12 United States North America 735 1,789.3 2,524.3 0.08 0.28 240
12 kV 25Hz,
12 kV 60Hz,
25 kV 60Hz;
Diesel (or dual)
1435 Only upgraded lines; dedicated lines under construction
13 Greece Europe 700 695 1,395 5.3 6.5 200 25 kV 50Hz 1435
14 Russia Europe 650 0 650 0.04 0.52 250 3 kV DC,
25kV 50Hz
1520 Only upgraded lines
15 Saudi Arabia Asia 449 1,691 2,144 0.21 1.36 300 25 kV 50Hz 1435
16 Uzbekistan Asia 741 465 1206 250 25 kV 50Hz 1520 Including upgraded lines
17 Taiwan Asia 332.1 0 332.1 9.17 1.44 300 25 kV 60 Hz 1435
18 Austria Europe 254 231.37 485.37 3.03 2.81 250 15 kV 16.7Hz 1435 Including upgraded lines
19 Portugal Europe 227 626 853 2.46 1.98 220 25 kV 50Hz 1668 Only upgraded lines
20 Poland Europe 224 411.457 764.657 1.13 1.21 200 3 kV DC 1435 Only upgraded lines; 484km extra approved
21 Belgium Europe 209 293 502 8.98 3.4 300 3 kV DC,
25kV 50Hz
1435 Including upgraded lines
22 Morocco Africa 186 1,287 1,473 0.28 0.5 320 25 kV 50Hz 1435 Inaugurated in November 2018
23 Switzerland Europe 178 431.4 609.4 4.31 3.14 250 15 kV 16.7Hz 1435
24 Norway Europe 139.5 459.55 599.05 0.43 2.16 210 15 kV 16.7Hz 1435 Only upgraded lines
25 Netherlands Europe 90 166.8 256.8 2.15 0.60 300 1.5 kV DC,
25 kV 50Hz
1435 Hanzelijn is expected to start high-speed services
26 Serbia Europe 75 108.1 183.1 0.02 1.09 200 25 kV 50Hz 1435 First section of the larger Budapest to Belgrade Railway project. (Upgraded line)
27 Denmark Europe 56 716.8 771.8 1.3 1.92 200 25 kV 50Hz;
Diesel (before 2017)
1435
28 Hong Kong Asia 26 - - 23.51 0.35 200 1.5 kV DC,
25 kV 50Hz
1435


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