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United Kingdom


    • Railroads:

        total:
        16,888 km; note - several additional small standard-gauge and narrow-gauge lines are privately owned and operated

        broad gauge:
        330 km 1.600-m gauge (190 km double track)

        standard gauge:
        16,558 km 1.435-m gauge (4,950 km electrified; 12,591 km double or multiple track)

    • Highways:

        total:
        360,047 km (includes Northern Ireland)

        paved:
        360,047 km (includes Northern Ireland; Great Britain has 3,100 km limited access divided highway)

    • Inland waterways:
      2,291 total; British Waterways Board, 606 km; Port Authorities, 706 km; other, 979 km

    • Pipelines:
      crude oil (almost all insignificant) 933 km; petroleum products 2,993 km; natural gas 12,800 km

    • Ports:
      Aberdeen, Belfast, Bristol, Cardiff, Grangemouth, Hull, Leith, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Medway, Sullom Voe, Tees, Tyne

    • Merchant marine:

        total:
        155 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 3,249,823 GRT/3,978,336 DWT

        ships by type:
        bulk 11, cargo 24, chemical tanker 2, container 23, liquefied gas tanker 3, oil tanker 56, passenger 7, passenger-cargo 1, refrigerated cargo 1, roll-on/roll-off cargo 13, short-sea passenger 13, specialized tanker 1

    • Airports:

        total:
        505

        with paved runways over 3,047 m:
        10

        with paved runways 2,438 to 3,047 m:
        30

        with paved runways 1,524 to 2,437 m:
        174

        with paved runways 914 to 1,523 m:
        91

        with paved runways under 914 m:
        172

        with unpaved runways 1,524 to 2,438 m:
        1

        with unpaved runways 914 to 1,523 m:
        27






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