Indian Railways vs Japanese Railways | Railway Comparison

Indian Railways vs Japanese Railways | Railway Comparison

In this article, we have compared Indian railways with Japanese railways. For this comparison, we have used factors such as the fastest train, train punctuality, rail Accidents, passengers Traffic, ticket cost, luxury trains etc. 

2019 Indian Railways Japanese railways
Country India Japan
1st Train Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus to Thane in 1853 Tokyo to Yokohama in 1872
Fastest train

Gatiman express (160 km/hour)

Shinkansen (387 km/hour)
Punctuality   Very less punctual Very punctual
Rail Accidents

 300 accidents in the last 5 years

0 accidents

Train Cleaning Good Best
Track length

67,368 kilometers

(40% railway track electrified)

27,182 kilometers

(65% railway track electrified)

Passengers Traffic 8.5 Billion/year 7.5 Billion/year
Busiest railway station  Howrah Railway Station Shinjuku Station
Ticket cost 22 times cheaper than Japanese railways Costly 
Luxury Trains Maharaja express Shiki-Shima, Twilight Express Aur Kyushu Seven