List of railway companies

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This is a list of the world's railway operating companies listed alphabetically by continent and country. This list includes companies operating both now and in the past.

Note also that in some countries, the railway operating bodies are not companies, but are government departments or authorities.

Particularly in Europe, with privatizations in the 1980s and the separation of the track ownership and management from running the trains, there are now many track-only companies and train-only companies.



Railway unions[edit]





 Burkina Faso[edit]


 Côte d'Ivoire[edit]

 Republic of the Congo[edit]

 Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire)[edit]

Due to civil war, a good portion of the railway system of the Dem Rep of Congo is not presently functioning)




















 South Africa[edit]









(There are no railways in Burundi, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Equatorial Guinea, the Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Mauritius, Niger, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Seychelles, and Somalia.)





 Hong Kong [edit]












 North Korea[edit]


There are few Private companies offering private carrying,

Pakistan Express is a new business class privatized train.

 People's Republic of China[edit]


 Saudi Arabia[edit]


 South Korea[edit]

 Sri Lanka[edit]


 Taiwan (Republic of China)[edit]






 New Zealand[edit]










 Czech Republic[edit]






*Deutsche Bahn (DB AG - German Railways 1992-) de:Liste deutscher Eisenbahngesellschaften

Passenger railways[edit]

Historic state railways[edit]



Passenger services

Freight only














A few Dutch railway stations are served, even for journeys within the country, by foreign railway companies under the responsibility of NS; these companies are:

Cargo operators in the Netherlands

There are also a couple of Train Charter company's active in the Netherlands;

- Berglandtrein





State companies[edit]

Private companies[edit]

Private Company rail operator[edit]

Light rail[edit]








See also: Swiss railroads, List of railway companies in Switzerland



 United Kingdom[edit]

  Vatican City[edit]

Latin America and the Caribbean[edit]


Freight operators[edit]

Buenos Aires suburban operators[edit]

Long distance and regional passenger operators[edit]




Those lines were always privately owned:


Locomotive Ferronor 320. Locomotive General Electric U9C


 Costa Rica[edit]






(see main article: Rail transport in Haiti)


Here are some pictures and information on Ferrocarril Nacional de Honduras




see some pictures on




 El Salvador[edit]




North America[edit]


 United States[edit]

See also[edit]


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