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United Kingdom Transportation

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Railways: total:  16,878 km

broad gauge:  342 km 1.600-m gauge (190 km double track); note - all 1.600-m gauge track, of which 342 km is in common carrier use, and is in Northern Ireland

standard gauge:  16,536 km 1.435-m gauge (4,928 km electrified; 12,591 km double or multiple track) (1996)
Highways: total:  371,603 km

paved:  371,603 km (including 3,303 km of expressways)

unpaved:  0 km (1998 est.)
Waterways: 3,200 km
Pipelines: crude oil (almost all insignificant) 933 km; petroleum products 2,993 km; natural gas 12,800 km
Ports and harbors: Aberdeen, Belfast, Bristol, Cardiff, Dover, Falmouth, Felixstowe, Glasgow, Grangemouth, Hull, Leith, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Peterhead, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Scapa Flow, Southampton, Sullom Voe, Tees, Tyne
Merchant marine: total:  200 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 3,934,776 GRT/3,760,240 DWT

ships by type:  bulk 4, cargo 31, chemical tanker 11, combination ore/oil 1, container 47, liquefied gas 3, passenger 14, passenger/cargo 1, petroleum tanker 52, refrigerated cargo 4, roll on/roll off 19, short-sea passenger 10, specialized tanker 1, vehicle carrier 2

note:  includes some foreign-owned ships registered here as a flag of convenience: Denmark 1 (2000 est.)
Airports: 489 (2000 est.)
Airports - with paved runways: total:  349

over 3,047 m:  10

2,438 to 3,047 m:  33

1,524 to 2,437 m:  162

914 to 1,523 m:  89

under 914 m:  55 (2000 est.)
Airports - with unpaved runways: total:  140

1,524 to 2,437 m:  1

914 to 1,523 m:  23

under 914 m:  116 (2000 est.)
Heliports: 11 (2000 est.)


Countryfacts Information Courtesy: CIA Worldbook

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