Indian Railways vs American Railways | Railway Comparison

In this article, we have compared Indian railways with American railways. For this comparison, we have used factors such as the fastest train, passengers Traffic, ticket cost, luxury trains, metro train system etc. 

Indian Railways vs American Railways | Railway Comparison
  Indian Railways American railways
Country India USA
Major operators Government of India (1950-present) Amtrak
BNSF Railway
Union Pacific Railroad
Norfolk Southern Railway
CSX Transportation
Kansas City Southern Railway
Fastest train

Vande Bharat Express (160 km/hour)

Acela Express (135 km/hour)
Train Cleaning Good Best
Track length

67,368 kilometers

(40% railway track electrified)

2,50,000 kilometers

10 railway track electrified)

Busiest railway station  Howrah Railway Station  Grand Central station 
Ticket cost 6 times cheaper than American railways Costly 
Luxury Trains Maharaja express none
No. of employees 15,40,000 employees 2,16,000 employees

Conclusion: When we compare freight transport in these 2 countries then the USA is head and shoulders above India. But when it comes to passenger services, India has more advantages. 

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