Transportation in Poland

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Railways

Infrastructure operated by PKP-PLK (Polskie Linie Kolejowe - Polish Rail Lines), part of state-run PKP group. Trains are run by the other companies of the PKP group and an increasing number of privately owned operators.
total: 23,420 km
broad gauge: 646 km 1.524-m gauge
standard gauge: 21,639 km 1.435-m gauge (11,626 km electrified; 8,978 km double track)
narrow gauge: 1,135 km various gauges including 1.000-m, 0.785-m, 0.750-m, and 0.600-m (1998)

As of December 2002 narrow gauge railways are no longer owned or operated by PKP. They were transferred to regional authorities.

City with metro system: Warsaw

Rail links with adjacent countries

Highways

Main article: Roads and Expressways in Poland


total: 381,046 km
paved: 249,966 km (including 539 km of expressways)
unpaved: 131,080 km (1998 est.)

Waterways

3,812 km navigable rivers and canals (1996)

Pipelines

crude oil and petroleum products 2,280 km; natural gas 17,000 km (1996)

Ports and harbors

Gdansk, Gdynia, Gliwice, Kolobrzeg, Szczecin, Swinoujscie, Ustka, Warsaw, Wroclaw

Merchant marine


total: 57 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 1,120,165 GRT/1,799,569 DWT
ships by type: bulk 50, cargo 2, chemical tanker 2, roll-on/roll-off 1, short-sea passenger 2 (1999 est.)

Airports

123 (1999 est.)

Airports - with paved runways


total: 85
over 3,047 m: 3
2,438 to 3,047 m: 30
1,524 to 2,437 m: 42
914 to 1,523 m: 7
under 914 m: 3 (1999 est.)

Airports - with unpaved runways


total: 38
2,438 to 3,047 m: 1
1,524 to 2,437 m: 4
914 to 1,523 m: 13
under 914 m: 20 (1999 est.)

Heliports

3 (1999 est.)

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