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United Kingdom

TRANSPORTATION
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, 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: 372,000 km
paved: 372,000 km (including 3,270 km of expressways) unpaved: 0 km (1996 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, Scapa Flow, Sullom Voe, Tees, Tyne
Merchant Marine:
  total: 155 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 2,460,361 GRT/2,517,875 DWT
ships by type: bulk 3, cargo 29, chemical tanker 6, combination ore/oil 1, container 25, liquefied gas tanker 1, oil tanker 51, passenger 8, passenger-cargo 1, roll-on/roll-off cargo 17, short-sea passenger 12, specialized tanker 1 (1998 est.)
Airports:
  497 (1998 est.)
Airports - with Paved Runways:
  total: 356
over 3,047 m: 10
2,438 to 3,047 m: 32
1,524 to 2,437 m: 169
914 to 1,523 m: 91
under 914 m: 54 (1998 est.)
Airports - with Unpaved Runways:
  total: 141 1,524 to 2,437 m: 1 914 to 1,523 m: 23
under 914 m: 117 (1998 est.)
Heliports:
  12 (1998 est.)


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