# Country vs country: Israel and United States compared: Transport > Railways stats

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#### Definitions

• Goods transported > Million ton-km: Goods transported by railway are the volume of goods transported by railway, measured in metric tons times kilometers traveled."
• Passengers carried > Million passenger-km: Passengers carried by railway are the number of passengers transported by rail times kilometers traveled.
• Rail lines > Total route-km: Rail lines (total route-km). Rail lines are the length of railway route available for train service, irrespective of the number of parallel tracks.
• Rail lines > Total route-km per million: Rail lines (total route-km). Rail lines are the length of railway route available for train service, irrespective of the number of parallel tracks. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
• Railways, goods transported > Million ton-km: Railways, goods transported (million ton-km). Goods transported by railway are the volume of goods transported by railway, measured in metric tons times kilometers traveled.
• Railways, goods transported > Million ton-km per 1000: Railways, goods transported (million ton-km). Goods transported by railway are the volume of goods transported by railway, measured in metric tons times kilometers traveled. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
• Railways, passengers carried > Million passenger-km: Railways, passengers carried (million passenger-km). Passengers carried by railway are the number of passengers transported by rail times kilometers traveled.
• Railways, passengers carried > Million passenger-km per million: Railways, passengers carried (million passenger-km). Passengers carried by railway are the number of passengers transported by rail times kilometers traveled. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
• Standard gauge: This entry states the total route length of the railway network and of its component parts by gauge: broad, dual, narrow, standard, and other.
Standard gauge=1.435-m gauge
• Standard gauge > Per \$ GDP: This entry states the total route length of the railway network and of its component parts by gauge: broad, dual, narrow, standard, and other.
Standard gauge=1.435-m gauge Per \$ GDP figures expressed per 1 billion \$ gross domestic product.
• Standard gauge per million: This entry states the total route length of the railway network and of its component parts by gauge: broad, dual, narrow, standard, and other.
Standard gauge=1.435-m gauge. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
• Total: This entry states the total route length of the railway network and of its component parts by gauge: broad, dual, narrow, standard, and other.
• Total > Per \$ GDP: This entry states the total route length of the railway network and of its component parts by gauge: broad, dual, narrow, standard, and other. Per \$ GDP figures expressed per 1 billion \$ gross domestic product.
• Total > Per capita: This entry states the total route length of the railway network and of its component parts by gauge: broad, dual, narrow, standard, and other. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
• Total per million: This entry states the total route length of the railway network and of its component parts by gauge: broad, dual, narrow, standard, and other. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
STAT Israel United States HISTORY
Goods transported > Million ton-km 1,055
Ranked 66th.
2.79 million
Ranked 1st. 2643 times more than Israel

Passengers carried > Million passenger-km 1,968
Ranked 44th.
9,935
Ranked 20th. 5 times more than Israel

Rail lines > Total route-km 1,034
Ranked 68th.
228,513
Ranked 2nd. 221 times more than Israel

Rail lines > Total route-km per million 133.15
Ranked 58th.
733.38
Ranked 9th. 6 times more than Israel

Railways, goods transported > Million ton-km 1,099
Ranked 61st.
2.52 million
Ranked 2nd. 2297 times more than Israel

Railways, goods transported > Million ton-km per 1000 0.142
Ranked 54th.
8.1
Ranked 4th. 57 times more than Israel

Railways, passengers carried > Million passenger-km 1,927
Ranked 42nd.
9,518
Ranked 23th. 5 times more than Israel

Railways, passengers carried > Million passenger-km per million 248.14
Ranked 35th. 8 times more than United States
30.55
Ranked 63th.

Standard gauge 975 km
Ranked 34th.
224,792 km
Ranked 1st. 231 times more than Israel

Standard gauge > Per \$ GDP 6.91 km per \$1 billion of GD
Ranked 44th.
18.25 km per \$1 billion of GD
Ranked 29th. 3 times more than Israel

Standard gauge per million 129.84 km
Ranked 23th.
751.67 km
Ranked 1st. 6 times more than Israel

Total 975 km
Ranked 89th.
224,792 km
Ranked 1st. 231 times more than Israel

Total > Per \$ GDP 6.91 km per \$1 billion of GD
Ranked 116th.
18.25 km per \$1 billion of GD
Ranked 96th. 3 times more than Israel

Total > Per capita 0.133 km per 1,000 people
Ranked 55th.
0.752 km per 1,000 people
Ranked 1st. 6 times more than Israel

Total per million 129.84 km
Ranked 55th.
751.67 km
Ranked 1st. 6 times more than Israel

SOURCES: World Bank, Transportation, Water, and Urban Development Department, Transport Division.; World Bank, Transportation, Water, and Information and Communications Technologies Department, Transport Division.; World Bank, Transportation, Water, and Information and Communications Technologies Department, Transport Division. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.

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