High-speed rail by country

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This article provides a list of operating high-speed rail networks, listed by country. High-speed rail is public transport by rail at speeds of at least 200 km/h (125 mph) for updated track and 250 km/h (160 mph) or faster for new track.[1][2] The article also includes any planned expansion of existing high-speed rail networks in countries that already have one.

Overview[edit]

The following table gives an overview of high speed rail by country.

It shows

  • all high speed dedicated lines (speed of 200 km/h or over) in service and under construction, listed by country. Based on UIC figures (International Union of Railways),[3] it has been updated with other sources.
  • countries that plan high speed.


Country Region In operation
(km)
Under construction
(km)
Total
(km)
Electrification Track gauge (mm) Comment
Australia Australia Oceania 1435
Austria Austria Europe 93 0 93 15 kV 16.7 Hz 1435
Belgium Belgium Europe 209 0 209 25 kV 50 Hz 1435
Brazil Brazil Americas 1435
Canada Canada Americas 1435
China China[4] Asia 14,424 13,053 27,479 25 kV 50 Hz 1435
Czech Republic Czech Republic Europe 1435
Denmark Denmark Europe 1435
Finland Finland Europe 1520
France France Europe 2,036 757 2,793 25 kV 50 Hz (partially) 1435
Germany Germany Europe 1,334 428 1,762 15 kV 16.7 Hz 1435
India India Asia 1676
Iraq Iraq Asia 1435
Iran Iran Asia 0 1,975 1,975 25 kV 50 Hz 1435
Italy Italy[5][6] Europe 923 300 1,123 25 kV 50 Hz, 3 kV DC 1435
Japan Japan Asia 2,664 782 3,446 25 kV 50/60 Hz 1435
Mexico Mexico Americas 25kV 60 Hz 1435 construction begins in october 2014
Morocco Morocco Africa 0 350 350 25 kV 50 Hz 1435
Netherlands Netherlands Europe 120 0 120 25 kV 50 Hz 1435
Norway Norway Europe 64 0 64 1435
Poland Poland Europe 0 0 0 25 kV 50 Hz 1435 LT-planning : 712 km [7]
Portugal Portugal Europe 0 0 0 25 kV 50 Hz 1435 plans halted
Russia Russia Europe 649 649 3 kV DC 1520
Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Asia 0 550 550 25 kV 50 Hz 1435
South Korea South Korea Asia 412 562 974 25 kV 60 Hz 1435
Spain Spain Europe 3,100 1,800 4,900 25 kV 50 Hz 1435
Sweden Sweden Europe 1435 LT-planning : 750 [8]
Switzerland Switzerland Europe 35 72 107 15 kV 16.7 Hz 1435
Taiwan Taiwan Asia 345 0 345 25 kV 60 Hz 1435
Thailand Thailand Asia 1435
Turkey Turkey Europe and Asia 1,420 1,506 2,926 25 kV 50 Hz 1435
United Kingdom United Kingdom Europe 113 192 305 25 kV 50 Hz 1435
United States United States America 0 0 0 1435 no dedicated lines
Uzbekistan Uzbekistan Asia 344 344 1520
Vietnam Vietnam Asia 1435

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