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United Kingdom Transportation 2020

SOURCE: 2020 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











United Kingdom Transportation 2020
SOURCE: 2020 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on January 27, 2020

National air transport system:
number of registered air carriers: 28 (2015)
[see also: National air transport system - number of registered air carriers country ranks ]
inventory of registered aircraft operated by air carriers: 1,242 (2015)
[see also: National air transport system - inventory of registered aircraft operated by air carriers country ranks ]
annual passenger traffic on registered air carriers: 131,449,680 (2015)
[see also: National air transport system - annual passenger traffic on registered air carriers country ranks ]
annual freight traffic on registered air carriers: 5,466,504,676 mt-km (2015)
[see also: National air transport system - annual freight traffic on registered air carriers country ranks ]

Civil aircraft registration country code prefix:
G (2016)

Airports:
460 (2013)
country comparison to the world (CIA rank, may be based on non-current data): 17
[see also: Airports country ranks ]
[see also: Airports country ranks ]

Airports - with paved runways:
total: 271 (2013)
[see also: Airports - with paved runways - total country ranks ]
over 3,047 m: 7 (2013)
[see also: Airports - with paved runways - over 3,047 m country ranks ]
2,438 to 3,047 m: 29 (2013)
[see also: Airports - with paved runways - 2,438 to 3,047 m country ranks ]
1,524 to 2,437 m: 89 (2013)
[see also: Airports - with paved runways - 1,524 to 2,437 m country ranks ]
914 to 1,523 m: 80 (2013)
[see also: Airports - with paved runways - 914 to 1,523 m country ranks ]
under 914 m: 66 (2013)
[see also: Airports - with paved runways - under 914 m country ranks ]

Airports - with unpaved runways:
total: 189 (2013)
[see also: Airports - with unpaved runways - total country ranks ]
1,524 to 2,437 m: 3 (2013)
[see also: Airports - with unpaved runways - 1,524 to 2,437 m country ranks ]
914 to 1,523 m: 26 (2013)
[see also: Airports - with unpaved runways - 914 to 1,523 m country ranks ]
under 914 m: 160 (2013)
[see also: Airports - with unpaved runways country ranks ]
[see also: Airports - with unpaved runways country ranks ]

Heliports:
9 (2013)
[see also: Heliports country ranks ]
[see also: Heliports country ranks ]

Pipelines:
502 km condensate, 9 km condensate/gas, 28603 km gas, 59 km liquid petroleum gas, 5256 km oil, 175 km oil/gas/water, 4919 km refined products, 255 km water (2013)

Railways:
total: 16,837 km (2015)
[see also: Railways - total country ranks ]
standard gauge: 16,534 km 1.435-m gauge (5,357 km electrified) (2015)
[see also: Railways - standard gauge country ranks ]
broad gauge: 303 km 1.600-m gauge (in Northern Ireland) (2015)
[see also: Railways - broad gauge country ranks ]
country comparison to the world (CIA rank, may be based on non-current data): 17

Roadways:
total: 394,428 km (2009)
[see also: Roadways - total country ranks ]
paved: 394,428 km (includes 3,519 km of expressways) (2009)
[see also: Roadways - paved country ranks ]
country comparison to the world (CIA rank, may be based on non-current data): 19

Waterways:
3,200 km (620 km used for commerce) (2009)
country comparison to the world (CIA rank, may be based on non-current data): 31
[see also: Waterways country ranks ]
[see also: Waterways country ranks ]

Merchant marine:
total: 1,570
[see also: Merchant marine - total country ranks ]
by type: bulk carrier 129, container ship 109, general cargo 162, oil tanker 177, other 993 (2018)
country comparison to the world (CIA rank, may be based on non-current data): 18

Ports and terminals:
major seaport(s): Dover, Felixstowe, Immingham, Liverpool, London, Southampton, Teesport (England); Forth Ports (Scotland); Milford Haven (Wales)
oil terminal(s): Fawley Marine terminal, Liverpool Bay terminal (England); Braefoot Bay terminal, Finnart oil terminal, Hound Point terminal (Scotland)
container port(s) (TEUs): Felixstowe (3,849,700), London (2,431,000), Southampton (2,040,000) (2017)
LNG terminal(s) (import): Isle of Grain, Milford Haven, Teesside

Transportation - note:
begun in 1988 and completed in 1994, the Channel Tunnel (nicknamed the Chunnel) is a 50.5-km (31.4-mi) rail tunnel beneath the English Channel at the Strait of Dover that runs from Folkestone, Kent, England to Coquelles, Pas-de-Calais in northern France; it is the only fixed link between the island of Great Britain and mainland Europe


NOTE: 1) The information regarding United Kingdom on this page is re-published from the 2020 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency and other sources. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of United Kingdom Transportation 2020 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about United Kingdom Transportation 2020 should be addressed to the CIA or the source cited on each page.
2) The rank that you see is the CIA reported rank, which may have the following issues:
  a) They assign increasing rank number, alphabetically for countries with the same value of the ranked item, whereas we assign them the same rank.
  b) The CIA sometimes assigns counterintuitive ranks. For example, it assigns unemployment rates in increasing order, whereas we rank them in decreasing order.






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