Welcome to this site dedicated to railway geography. These pages contain series of maps
covering the passenger rail networks of Brazil, Canada and France.
A new series on the United States is under construction.
These maps only show lines offering non-exclusively tourist passenger service, including
all types of rail-based urban transport systems such as metros, tramways, light rail, etc.
Some information on train frequencies and travel times is included
but these data are only indicative and are given in a simplified form.
For detailed information about timetables and prices, you may
check the sites of the railway companies given at the bottom of each page.
Select a country to view the maps. You may have a look at
the legend and information section below and at a list of
some other sites of interest for rail maps enthusiasts.
Comments, suggestions or corrections are welcome.
Legend and information
Each map has its own legend describing the rail lines shown. Common features to all maps
are explained in the legend below.
The coloured background of regional maps indicates relief.
It is derived either from the GTOPO30 database of the Globe Project
which offers a resolution of 30 arcseconds (about 1 km),
or from that of the space shuttle radar topographic mission (SRTM)
whose resolution is 10 times higher.
Information on how to use digital elevation models can be found on the excellent
Rail lines are traced in Google Earth
and maps are drawn using Inkscape and GIMP.
Operational details are taken from information published by the relevant transport companies.
Other sites about railway geography
The reference on metros, with detailed information on every metro system in the world.
Detailed map of the world's railways.
An excellent collection of railway maps covering all of Europe.
Maps of urban rail systems across all continents.
||Australian Rail Maps|
An excellent site of maps of Australian railways, which largely inspired the present site.
||Steam Engine "IS"|
Thorough site about railways in the former USSR (don't miss the
||Rail Transit Maps|
Maps of metros and regional rail systems in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus.
Cartography site containing original maps of public transport of some large cities.
Dynamic mapping of rail transport in France.
Detailed track maps of public transport networks of European cities.
||Kitayama Rail Pages|
Complete and thorough description of rail lines in Japan.
One of the largest directories of rail-related sites.
Information on train travelling in several parts of the world and a large offer in timetables and maps.
You are free to reproduce these maps for your personal use, but reproduction on other sites and commercial use
are not allowed without the author's consent.|
The author of this site has no relation with any railway society, this site only uses publicly available data.
No warranty is given for the accuracy of the featured data.