List of railway companies

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





 Burkina Faso


 Côte d'Ivoire

 Republic of the Congo

 Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire)

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




















 South Africa









(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












 North Korea


There are few Private companies offering private carrying,

Pakistan Express is a new business class privatized train.

 People's Republic of China


 Saudi Arabia


 South Korea

 Sri Lanka


 Taiwan (Republic of China)






 New Zealand










 Czech Republic






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

Passenger railways

Historic state railways



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

State Subway Companies

Private Companies


State companies

Private companies

Private Company rail operator

Light rail








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



 United Kingdom

  Vatican City

Latin America and the Caribbean


Freight operators

Buenos Aires suburban operators

Long distance and regional passenger operators




Those lines were always privately owned:


Locomotive Ferronor 320. Locomotive General Electric U9C


 Costa Rica





(see main article: Rail transport in Haiti)


Here are some pictures and information on Ferrocarril Nacional de Honduras




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 El Salvador




North America


 United States

See also


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  6. "ALL Mesopotámica". Retrieved 4 November 2014.
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