# Transport > Railways Stats: compare key data on Thailand & United States

#### 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 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 Thailand United States HISTORY
Goods transported > Million ton-km 3,161
Ranked 51st.
2.79 million
Ranked 1st. 882 times more than Thailand

Passengers carried > Million passenger-km 8,037
Ranked 22nd.
9,935
Ranked 20th. 24% more than Thailand

Rail lines > Total route-km 4,429
Ranked 34th.
228,513
Ranked 2nd. 52 times more than Thailand

Rail lines > Total route-km per million 66.53
Ranked 70th.
733.38
Ranked 9th. 11 times more than Thailand

Railways, goods transported > Million ton-km 2,455
Ranked 47th.
2.52 million
Ranked 2nd. 1028 times more than Thailand

Railways, goods transported > Million ton-km per 1000 0.0369
Ranked 67th.
8.1
Ranked 4th. 220 times more than Thailand

Railways, passengers carried > Million passenger-km 7,504
Ranked 26th.
9,518
Ranked 23th. 27% more than Thailand

Railways, passengers carried > Million passenger-km per million 112.71
Ranked 46th. 4 times more than United States
30.55
Ranked 63th.

Standard gauge 29 km
Ranked 30th.
224,792 km
Ranked 1st. 7751 times more than Thailand

Standard gauge per million 0.438 km
Ranked 50th.
751.67 km
Ranked 1st. 1716 times more than Thailand

Total 4,071 km
Ranked 42nd.
224,792 km
Ranked 1st. 55 times more than Thailand

Total > Per \$ GDP 19.74 km per \$1 billion of GD
Ranked 94th. 8% more than United States
18.25 km per \$1 billion of GD
Ranked 96th.

Total > Per capita 0.062 km per 1,000 people
Ranked 80th.
0.752 km per 1,000 people
Ranked 1st. 12 times more than Thailand

Total per million 61.51 km
Ranked 81st.
751.67 km
Ranked 1st. 12 times more than Thailand

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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