# Middle Eastern and North Africa: 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, 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
• 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 MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICAN TOTAL MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICAN AVERAGE DATES
96 times less than average
2013
Million ton-km 1,915
61 times less than average
2008
Narrow gauge 82
7 times less than average
2012
Million passenger-km 1,392.31
22 times less than average
2008
Total route-km 24,520
1% of surveyed countries
2,452
6 times less than average
2011
Total route-km per million 78.82
5 times less than average
2011
Million ton-km 37,598.3
0% of surveyed countries
3,759.83
32 times less than average
2011
Million ton-km per 1000 0.108
13 times less than average
2011
Million passenger-km 70,792
2% of surveyed countries
7,079.2
5 times less than average
2011
Million passenger-km per million 150.1
3 times less than average
2011
Standard gauge 5,479 km
2% of surveyed countries
1,369.75 km
5 times less than average
2013
Total 29,413 km
2% of surveyed countries
2,673.91 km
3 times less than average
2013
Total > Per \$ GDP 44.32 km per \$1 billion of GD
2 times less than average
2006
Total > Per capita 0.106 km per 1,000 people
42 times less than average
2008
Total per million 71.64 km
3 times less than average
2009

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