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The first railway in Romania was opened in the Banat area by the Austrian Empire in 1854. The 62.5km standard (1435mm) gauge line ran between Oraviţa and Baziaş and was built primarily for the transport of coal. Subsequent railway development in the country was predominantly standard gauge, but there were also a number of narrow gauge railways, notably the Vişeu Forest Railway which is still operating.

The present day standard gauge network consists of over 10000 route km. There are trams in various cities and a metro in the capital, Bucureşti.

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