Rail network density in CIS countries 2017

In 2017, Ukraine had the highest rail network density among other countries of the CIS, with a total route of 3.6 kilometers per 100 square kilometers of land area. The density of Russian rail lines was significantly lower, measuring at 500 meters per 100 square kilometers of land area.

Rail network density in the countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) in 2017

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Release date

September 2019


Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine

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Supplementary notes

The source specified the following information: "Rail lines density corresponds to the ratio between the length of railway route available for train service, irrespective of the number of parallel tracks (rail lines, total route in km) with the area of the country."

Turkmenistan is an associate state in the CIS, Ukraine has never been a member and has withdrawn from the organization.

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