Transport in Armenia

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This article considers transport in Armenia. For Soviet transportation, see Transport in the Soviet Union.

Railways

Total

825 km (513 mi) in common carrier service; does not include industrial lines

Broad gauge

825 km of 1,520 mm (4 ft 11 2732 in) gauge (825 km electrified) (1995) There is no service south of Yerevan.

City with metro system: Yerevan

International Links

Most of the cross-border lines are currently closed due to political problems.[1]

Metros

The capital city of Armenia, Yerevan, is serviced by the Yerevan Metro. The system was launched in 1981 and like most former Soviet Metros, its stations are very deep (20–70 meters underground) and intricately decorated with national motifs. The metro runs on a 13.4 kilometres (8.3 mi) line and currently serves 10 active stations. As of 2016, the annual ridership of the metro is 15.4 million people.

Roadways

As of the end of 2010, nearly 450,000 automobiles were registered in Armenia.[2]

Total

7,700 km
World Ranking: 144

Paved

7,700 km (including 1,561 km of expressways)

Unpaved

0 km (2006 est.)

Pipelines

Natural gas 2,233 km (2008)

Ports and harbors

Cargo shipments to landlocked Armenia are routed through ports in Georgia and Turkey.

Airports

11 (2008) Only Yerevan's Zvartnots International Airport and Gyumri's Shirak Airport are in use for commercial aviation.
Country comparison to the world: 154

As of 2018, passenger flow at the two main airports of Armenia has reached 2,448,250 million people.[3]

Airports - with paved runways

Total: 10

Over 3,047 m (9,900 feet): 2
1,524 to 2,437 m (7,920 feet): 2
914 to 1,523 m (4,950 feet): 4
Under 914 m: 2 (as of 2008)

Airports - with unpaved runways

Total: 1

1,524 to 2,437 m: 0
914 to 1,523 m: 1
under 914 m: 0 (as of 2008)

International transport agreements

Armenia cooperates in various international transport related organizations and agreements including the following[4]:

See also

References

  1. ^ "Armenia looks to the private sector". Railway Gazette International. January 2008.
  2. ^ Armenia in 2010. A Year of Uncertainty (PDF). Yerevan: The Civilitas Foundation. 2010. ISBN 978-99941-2-503-6. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-04-21.
  3. ^ "Passenger flow in Armenia's airports increases". Armenpress. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  4. ^ "International organisations". Ministry of Foreign Affairs. October 2018.

 This article incorporates public domain material from the CIA World Factbook document "2009 edition".

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