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High-Speed Rail Atlas 2023 is now published

The High-Speed Rail Atlas about all high-speed lines in the world is already available on its December 2023 edition. Coordinated and published by the International Union of Railways (UIC), it has been technically developed by the Geography and Railway Traffic Research Group of the Spanish Railways Foundation (Fundación de los Ferrocarriles Españoles) with the collaboration of the Passenger & High Speed Department of the UIC.

High-Speed Rail Atlas 2023 is now published


The new Atlas is an overview of high speed rail in the world that features over 43 countries with more than 400 high-speed lines worldwide which are in service, under construction or planned in the five continents. It has been published for free and can be downloaded in full version here:

The document also includes information on length, network density, speeds, traffic volume, worldwide evolution, development condition of the lines, historic milestones, rolling stock, travel times and speed records, which show the advance of high speed rail.

On its over 200 pages, the Atlas features numerous maps, graphs and tables of the 59,500 kilometres of high-speed lines across the world. Out of these, 40,500 kilometres belong to the Chinese railway network which, together with Spain, Italy, Japan, France and Germany, is in the group of the pioneering countries in this field. More than 4,900 high-speed trains operate daily in the world, carrying 2,500 million passengers every year.



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