Transport in the United Kingdom

related topics
{city, large, area}
{car, race, vehicle}
{company, market, business}
{line, north, south}
{service, military, aircraft}
{rate, high, increase}
{ship, engine, design}
{island, water, area}

Transport in the United Kingdom is facilitated with well-developed road, air, rail, and water networks. A radial road network totals 29,145 miles (46,904 km) of main roads, 2,173 miles (3,497 km) of motorways and 213,750 miles (344,000 km) of paved roads. The National Rail network of 10,072 route miles (16,116 km) in Great Britain and 189 route miles (303 route km) in Northern Ireland carries over 18,000 passenger and 1,000 freight trains daily. Urban rail networks are also well developed in London, Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Cardiff, Leeds and Liverpool. Heathrow Airport is the world's busiest international airport,[1] and the UK has a considerable network of ports which received over 558 million tonnes of goods in 2003–2004.


Contents

Full article ▸

related documents
Transport in Hong Kong
Inter-city rail
Crayford
Northamptonshire
Dumfries
Bedford
Port Talbot
Keighley
Alicante
Northampton
Freiburg im Breisgau
Vauxhall
Lisbon
Wakefield
Varna
York, Pennsylvania
Zürich
Bridgetown
Maastricht
Transportation in South Korea
Guadalajara, Jalisco
Łódź
Nizhny Novgorod
Great Yarmouth
Graz
Plymouth
Georgetown, Guyana
Mayagüez, Puerto Rico
Akron, Ohio
St Albans