# Latin America and Caribbean: Transport > Railways stats

#### Definitions

• Broad 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.
• Goods transported > Million ton-km: Goods transported by railway are the volume of goods transported by railway, measured in metric tons times kilometers traveled."
• Narrow 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.
• 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, 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.
• 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 LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN TOTAL LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN AVERAGE DATES
31% more than average
2013
Million ton-km 40,930.44
3 times less than average
2008
Narrow gauge 279
2 times less than average
2012
Million passenger-km 418.5
74 times less than average
2008
Total route-km 88,916
7% of surveyed countries
17,783.2
20% more than average
2011
Total route-km per million 273.39
32% less than average
2011
Million ton-km 353,928
3% of surveyed countries
70,785.6
70% less than average
2011
Million passenger-km 9,953
0% of surveyed countries
2,488.25
15 times less than average
2011
Million passenger-km per million 66.43
6 times less than average
2011
Standard gauge 13,030 km
6% of surveyed countries
2,606 km
2 times less than average
2013
Standard gauge > Per \$ GDP 20.66 km per \$1 billion of GD
2 times less than average
2006
Total 109,041 km
9% of surveyed countries
5,739 km
49% less than average
2013
Total > Per \$ GDP 57.84 km per \$1 billion of GD
90% less than average
2006
Total > Per capita 0.489 km per 1,000 people
9 times less than average
2010
Total per million 486.66 km
3 times more than average
2010

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"Latin American and Caribbean Railways Profile", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/groups/Latin-America-and-Caribbean/Transport/Railways

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