IR Statistics from the IR Year Book 2004–2005

Route Kilometers

IR’s route length stretches to 63,465km with running track of 84,260km. Total track including yards, sidings etc. stands at 108,805km. The table below compares the network at the end of 2004–05 with earlier years:

YearRoute kmRunning track kmTotal track km#
 ElectrifiedTotalElectrifiedTotalElectrifiedTotal
1950–5138853,59693759,3151,25377,609
1960–6174856,2471,75263,6022,25983,706
1970–713,70659,7907,44771.6699,58698,546
1980–815,34561,24010,47475,86013,448104,480
1990–919,96862,36718,95478.60725,305108,858
2000–0114,85663,02827,93781,86536,950108,706
2001–0215,99463,14029,56782.35439,030109,227
2002–0316,27263,12229,97482.49239,358109,221
2003–0416,77663,22130,58983,85941,916108,486
2004–0517,495@63,46532,68684,26043,364108,805

#: Includes track in yards, sidings, crossings at stations, etc.

@: Includes RKms. Electrified but not yet opened to traffic.

Route Kilometers by State

Following table shows route kilometers of Railway lines in various States and Union Territories at the end of 2004–05:

State or UTRoute km
Andhra Pradesh5,205
Arunachal Pradesh1
Assam2,506
Bihar3,379
Chandigarh8
Chhatisgarh1,159
Delhi205
Goa69
Gujarat5,284
Haryana1,597
Himachal Pradesh285
Jammu & Kashmir138
Jharkhand1,941
Karnataka2,982
Kerala1,050
Madhya Pradesh4,905
Maharashtra5,527
Manipur1
Mizoram2
Nagaland13
Orissa2,280
Pondicherry11
Punjab2,098
Rajasthan5,838
Tamil Nadu4,171
Tripura64
Uttaranchal345
Uttar Pradesh8,545
West Bengal3,856
Total63,465

Note: The remaining States and Union Territories have no railway line.

Types of wagons

Wagon TypeNumber
BOXN64469
BCNA42957
BCX9208
BOX8885
BTPN7094
BOBS/BOBX1542
BLCA/BCLB4201
BLLA/BLLB405
BFKN/BFKI1572
BOY900
BOXN CR580
BOXNHA735
BCCNR35
Total222,379

Locomotives

Traction TypeNumber
Steam44
Diesel4801
Electric3065
Total7910

EMUs, DMUs, passenger coaches

Vehicle TypeNumberSeating Capacity
EMU coaches50061,071,174
Passenger coaches incl. rail cars371192,651,025
DMU/DHMU31631,111
Others (parcel/mail/luggage vans)5822 

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