List of railway companies

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This is a list of the world's railway operating companies listed alphabetically by continent and country. This list includes companies operating both now and in the past.

Note also that in some countries, the railway operating bodies are not companies, but are government departments or authorities.

Particularly in Europe, with privatizations in the 1980s and the separation of the track ownership and management from running the trains, there are now many track-only companies and train-only companies.

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Africa[edit]

Railway unions[edit]

 Algeria[edit]

 Angola[edit]

 Benin[edit]

 Botswana[edit]

 Burkina Faso[edit]

 Cameroon[edit]

 Côte d'Ivoire[edit]

 Republic of the Congo[edit]

 Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire)[edit]

Due to civil war, a good portion of the railway system of the Dem Rep of Congo is not presently functioning)

 Djibouti[edit]

 Egypt[edit]

 Ethiopia[edit]

 Eritrea[edit]

 Gabon[edit]

 Ghana[edit]

 Guinea[edit]

 Kenya[edit]

 Lesotho[edit]

 Liberia[edit]

 Madagascar[edit]

 Malawi[edit]

 Mali[edit]

 Mauritania[edit]

 Morocco[edit]

 Mozambique[edit]

 Namibia[edit]

 Nigeria[edit]

 Senegal[edit]

 South Africa[edit]

 Sudan[edit]

 Swaziland[edit]

 Tanzania[edit]

 Togo[edit]

  • Togo Railways (RCFT)
  • Although Togo has railways in place, no trains have run on them for many years.

 Tunisia[edit]

 Uganda[edit]

 Zambia[edit]

 Zimbabwe[edit]

(There are no railways in Burundi, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Equatorial Guinea, the Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Mauritius, Niger, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Seychelles, and Somalia.)

Asia[edit]

 Afghanistan[edit]

  • (Afghanistan has only 24.6 km of railway which are railheads from neighbouring countries). Iran and Turkmenistan plan to help Afghanistan build a rail network that would enable Iran and Turkey to link up with Central Asia.[1]

 Bangladesh[edit]

 Burma[edit]

 Hong Kong[edit]

 India[edit]

 Indonesia[edit]

 Iran[edit]

railway services & technical constructions company

 Iraq[edit]

railway services and technical constructions company (rstc co.) (www.rstc.ir)

 Israel[edit]

 Japan[edit]

  • JR (main network)
  • private companies
  • urban metro

 Jordan[edit]

 Kazakhstan[edit]

 Lebanon[edit]

 Malaysia[edit]

   Nepal[edit]

 North Korea[edit]

  • DPRK Department of Railroad

 Pakistan[edit]

There are few Private companies offering private carrying,

Pakistan Express is a new business class privatized train.

 People's Republic of China[edit]

 Philippines[edit]

 Saudi Arabia[edit]

 Singapore[edit]

 South Korea[edit]

 Sri Lanka[edit]

 Syria[edit]

 Taiwan (Republic of China)[edit]

 Thailand[edit]

 Turkmenistan[edit]

 Vietnam[edit]

Oceania[edit]

 Australia[edit]

 New Zealand[edit]

Europe[edit]

 Albania[edit]

  • HSH (Albanian Railways - Hekurudha Shqiptare)

 Austria[edit]

 Azerbaijan[edit]

  • Passenger/freight train
    • ADY (Azerbaijan Railways - Azərbaycan Dəmir Yolları)
  • Subway

 Belarus[edit]

 Belgium[edit]

 Bosnia-Herzegovina[edit]

  • ŽFBH (Railways of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina - Željeznice Federacije Bosne i Hercegovine)
  • ŽRS (Railways of Republika Srpska - Željeznice Republike Srpske)

 Bulgaria[edit]

  • BDZh (Bulgarian State Railways - Български Държавни Железници, Bălgarski Dărzhavni Zheleznitsi)

 Croatia[edit]

  • (Croatian Railways - Hrvatske željeznice)

 Czech Republic[edit]

 Denmark[edit]

  • DSB (Danish State Railways - Danske Statsbaner)
  • Arriva Danmark
  • GDS/HFHJ (Gribskovbanen / Hillerød-Frederiksværk-Hundested Jernbane)
  • HHJ (Odderbanen (Hads-Ning Herreders Jernbane))
  • HL (Capital City Local Railways - Hovedstadens Lokalbaner)
  • HTJ/OHJ (Høng-Tølløse Jernbane / Odsherreds Jernbane)
  • LJ (Lollandsbanen)
  • LN (Lille Nord)
  • LNJ (Lyngby-Nærum Jernbane)
  • NJ (North Jutland Railways - Nordjyske Jernbaner)
  • ØSJS (Eastern Railway - Østbanen (Østsjællandske Jernbaneselskab))
  • VLTJ (Lemvigbanen (Vemb-Lemvig-Thyborøn Jernbane)). A popular song about the railway by Danish band Tørfisk is simply called VLTJ.
  • VNJ (Western Railway - Vestbanen (Varde-Nørre Nebel Jernbane))

 Estonia[edit]

 Finland[edit]

  • VR (VR Ltd—VR Oy)
  • Proxion Train Oy
  • Teollisuuden Raideliikenne Oy
  • Pääkaupunkiseudun Junakalusto Oy

 France[edit]

 Germany[edit]

*Deutsche Bahn (DB AG - German Railways 1992-) de:Liste deutscher Eisenbahngesellschaften

Passenger railways[edit]

Historic state railways[edit]

 Greece[edit]

 Hungary[edit]

Passenger services

  • MÁV (Hungarian State Railways - Magyar Államvasutak), Infrastructure manager
  • GySEV/ROeEE (Győr-Sopron-Ebenfurth Railway - Győr-Sopron-Ebenfurti Vasút / Raab-Oedenburg-Ebenfurter Eisenbahn - Hungaro-Austrian regional railway company), Infrastructure manager

Freight only

 Iceland[edit]

  • Apart from a short line used in the construction of Reykjavik harbour in the early 20th century, there have never been any railways in Iceland.

 Ireland[edit]

 Italy[edit]

 Kosovo[edit]

  • Kosovo Railways (Kosovo Railways J.S.C - Hekurudhat e Kosovës Sh.A - Kosovske Železnice D.D.)

 Latvia[edit]

 Lithuania[edit]

  • LG (Lithuanian Railways - Lietuvos geležinkeliai)
  • ASG (Aukštaitija narrow gauge railways - Aukštaitijos siaurasis geležinkelis)

 Luxembourg[edit]

  • CFL (Luxembourg Railways - Chemins de Fer Luxembourgeois)

 Macedonia[edit]

  • MZ (Macedonian Railways - Makedonski Zeleznici)

 Moldova[edit]

  • CFM (Moldovan Railway - Calea Ferată din Moldova)

 Monaco[edit]

  • SNCF (French National Railways - Société Nationale des Chemins de fer Français)

 Montenegro[edit]

 Netherlands[edit]

A few Dutch railway stations are served, even for journeys within the country, by foreign railway companies under the responsibility of NS; these companies are:

Cargo operators in the Netherlands

There are also a couple of Train Charter company's active in the Netherlands;

  • RailInsight

- Berglandtrein

 Norway[edit]

 Poland[edit]

 Portugal[edit]

  • CP (Portuguese Railways - Caminhos de ferro portugueses); Since 2004: Portuguese Trains - Comboios de Portugal
  • Fertagus (Portuguese Private Railway Operator)
  • Takargo (In partnership with COMSA)

 Romania[edit]

State companies[edit]

Private companies[edit]

Private Company rail operator[edit]

Light rail[edit]

 Russia[edit]

  • RZhD (Russian Railways - Российские железные дороги, Rossiskiye Zheleznye Dorogi)

 Serbia[edit]

 Slovakia[edit]

  • ŽSR (Železnice Slovenskej Republiky - The Railways of the Slovak Republic, infrastructure manager)
  • ZSSK (Železničná Spoločnosť Slovensko, a.s., passenger transport operator)
  • ZSSKC (Železničná Spoločnosť Cargo Slovakia, a.s., freight transport operator)
  • BRKS (Bratislavská regionálna koľajová spoločnosť, a.s.)
  • LTE (LTE Logistik a Transport Slovakia s.r.o.)
  • SŽDS (Slovenská železničná dopravná spoločnosť, a.s.)

 Slovenia[edit]

 Spain[edit]

 Sweden[edit]

  Switzerland[edit]

See also: Swiss railroads, List of railway companies in Switzerland

 Turkey[edit]

 Ukraine[edit]

  • UZ (Ukrainian Railway - Укрзалізниця, Ukrzaliznytsya)

 United Kingdom[edit]

  Vatican City[edit]

  • FS, Italian State Railways
  • Trenitalia (Passenger division of FS)

Latin America and the Caribbean[edit]

 Argentina[edit]

Freight operators[edit]

Buenos Aires suburban operators[edit]

Long distance and regional passenger operators[edit]

 Belize[edit]

 Bolivia[edit]

 Brazil[edit]

Those lines were always privately owned:

 Chile[edit]

Locomotive Ferronor 320. Locomotive General Electric U9C

 Colombia[edit]

 Costa Rica[edit]

 Cuba[edit]

 Ecuador[edit]

 Guatemala[edit]

 Guyana[edit]

 Haiti[edit]

(see main article: Rail transport in Haiti)

  • Compagnie des Chemins de Fer de Port-au-Prince, January 17, 1878 - April 1888
  • Société des Tramways de Port-au-Prince, April 18, 1897–1901
    (purchased by Compagnie des Chemins de Fer de la Plaine du Cul-de-Sac)
  • Chemin de Fer Central (owned by Haitian American Sugar Company/Hasco) 1915–1932(?)
  • Compagnie des Chemins de Fer de la Plaine du Cul-de-Sac 1896–1950's(?)
  • Compagnie Nationale (Compagnie de Fer Nationale?/Haitian National Railroad?) 1905–1940's(?)
    (probably purchased by Société Haitiano-Américaine de Développement Agricole/SHADA in 1940s)

 Honduras[edit]

Here are some pictures and information on Ferrocarril Nacional de Honduras http://www.fahrplancenter.com/FCNacionalHondurasEntry.html

 Jamaica[edit]

 Mexico[edit]

 Nicaragua[edit]

see some pictures on http://www.fahrplancenter.com/NicaraguaTitel.html

 Panama[edit]

 Paraguay[edit]

 Peru[edit]

 El Salvador[edit]

 Suriname[edit]

 Uruguay[edit]

 Venezuela[edit]

North America[edit]

 Canada[edit]

 United States[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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