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Streetcars in North America

Trams and trolleybuses were once the chief mode of public transport in hundreds of North American cities. Most of the original systems of the city tram were either dismantled in the mid-20th century, or converted to other modes such as light rail ...

Light rail in South America

Light rail is a commonly used mode of public transport in South America. The term light rail was coined in 1972 by the Administration of public transport to describe new streetcar transformations that took place in Europe and the United States. T ...

Barbula Tunnel

Barbula tunnel-a railway tunnel under construction in Venezuela. The tunnel has a length of 7.8 km, making it the longest in South America. The tunnel takes its name from Barbula, locality in the municipality of Naguanagua. It is part of a line b ...

High-speed rail in Indonesia

Indonesias historic first and Southeast Asias first high-speed rail project expected to connect the capital Jakarta to Bandung in the neighboring province of West Java, covering a distance of over 140 kilometers. Plans and studies have been in th ...

High-speed rail in Kazakhstan

In 2020, there is no operational high-speed rail system in Kazakhstan. Planned two relationships – between Almaty and the Kazakh and international relations between Moscow and Beijing, which will go through the country.

Kuala Lumpur–Singapore high-speed rail

Kuala Lumpur–Singapore high-speed rail transferred a railway project in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Singapore via high speed rail lines. This was stated by Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak, in September 2010. The Prime Minister of Singapore, ...

High-speed rail in Europe

High-speed rail in Europe is becoming increasingly popular and efficient means of transport. The first high-speed rail lines in Europe, built in the 1980-ies and 1990-ies, reduced the travel time for intra-national corridors. Since then, several ...

Narrow-gauge railways in Africa

Narrow gauge Railways are common in Africa, where huge distances, difficult terrain and low cost have made the narrow gauges attractive. Many countries, especially in South Africa, including the extensive South African railway network to use 3 ft ...

Narrow-gauge railways in Asia

Asia has many narrow gauge Railways. Railroad, Japan, Indonesia and the Philippines are predominantly 1.067 mm and narrow gauge. Those in mainland Southeast Asia, including Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Myanmar and Malaysia, mostly metre gau ...

Narrow-gauge railways in Europe

Europe inherited the diversity gauge. The existence of an extensive narrow gauge railway network in Spain, Switzerland, Austria, Germany and Eastern Europe.

Narrow-gauge railways in North America

Although many Railways of Central and Eastern Canada was built at 5 feet 6 inches 1.676 mm broad gauge, there were several Railways, especially on Canadas Atlantic coast which were built as individual narrow gauge lines with a gauge of 914 mm 3 f ...

Narrow-gauge railways in South America

Meter and gauge 3 feet are in South America. Some of the 1.000 mm gauge to cross international borders, though not as effectively as they can. Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil and Chile 1.000 mm 3 ft 3 ⁄ 8 in gauge lines. Colombia and Peru are 3 ft gau ...

Trams in Asia

Trams in Asia was established at the beginning of the 20th century, but began to decline in the 1930-ies. In the 1960s, years most systems were closed. Extensive tramways still exist in Japan and Hong Kong. In recent years, more modern systems ha ...

Trams in Europe

Europe has an extensive tram network. Some of these networks have been upgraded to light rail standards, called s-Bahn in Germany, premetros in Belgium, sneltram in the Netherlands, AB in Portugal and fast trams in some other countries.

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