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Transportation in Italy

Transportation in Italy

Railways:

  • total: 19,394 km, also on Sardinia and Sicily.
  • standard gauge: 18,071 km 1.435-m gauge; Italian Railways (FS) operates 16,014 km of the total standard gauge routes (11,322 km electrified)
  • narrow gauge: 112 km 1.000-m gauge (112 km electrified); 1,211 km 0.950-m gauge (153 km electrified) (1998)

Trenitalia[?] SpA is the passenger and freight transport company of Ferrovie dello Stato.

Italian Railroad Stations (history) (http://members.aol.com/Zacarious1/his.italy)

Cities with underground railway systems:

Highways:

  • total: 654,676 km
  • paved: 654,676 km (including 6,957 km of expressways)
  • unpaved: 0 km (1998 est.)

Waterways: 2,400 km for various types of commercial traffic, although of limited overall value

City with almost all transport by boat: Venice (public transport by waterbus)

Pipelines: crude oil 1,703 km; petroleum products 2,148 km; natural gas 19,400 km

Ports and harbors: Augusta[?] (Sicily), Bagnoli[?], Bari, Brindisi[?], Gela[?], Genoa, La Spezia, Livorno, Milazzo, Naples, Porto Foxi[?], Porto Torres[?] (Sardegna), Salerno, Savona[?], Taranto, Trieste, Venice

Merchant marine:

  • total: 427 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 6,971,578 GRT/9,635,770 DWT
  • ships by type: bulk 41, cargo 45, chemical tanker 73, combination ore/oil 2, container 20, liquified gas 38, livestock carrier 1, multi-functional large load carrier 1, passenger 6, petroleum tanker 87, roll-on/roll-off 58, short-sea passenger 26, specialized tanker 13, vehicle carrier 16 (1999 est.)

Airports: 136 (1999 est.)

Airports - with paved runways:

  • total: 97
  • over 3,047 m: 5
  • 2,438 to 3,047 m: 33
  • 1,524 to 2,437 m: 16
  • 914 to 1,523 m: 31
  • under 914 m: 12 (1999 est.)

Airports - with unpaved runways:

  • total: 39
  • 1,524 to 2,437 m: 2
  • 914 to 1,523 m: 19
  • under 914 m: 18 (1999 est.)

Heliports: 3 (1999 est.)



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