Transport in Lithuania

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Transport in Lithuania relies mainly on road and rail networks.

Lithuanian road system

E-roads in Lithuania

(2006):
total: 21,328.09 kilometres (13,252.66 mi)
paved: 12,912.22 km (8,023.28 mi)
unpaved: 8,415.87 km (5,229.38 mi)

Highways

Controlled-access highways sections

There are two categories of controlled-access highways in Lithuania: expressways (Lithuanian: greitkeliai) with maximum speed 120 km/h and motorways (Lithuanian: automagistralės) with maximum speed 130 km/h.

Motorway sections

Expressway sections

A road system

The A roads (Magistraliniai keliai) total 1,748.84 km (1,086.68 mi).

First Lithuanian-built highways

There were some isolated routes built before World War I, e.g. present-day A12, connecting Riga with Kaliningrad. First long-distance highways built exclusively by Lithuanian Government were opened in late 1930s:

Museum

Railways

Lithuanian Railways passenger train decorated with coat of arms Vytis
Railway station in Vilnius

There is a total of 1,998 route km of railways, of which:

  • 1,807 km are broad gauge of 1,520 mm (4 ft 11 2732 in) – 122 km of which are electrified
  • 169 km are narrow gauge of 750 mm (2 ft 5 12 in) – as of 2001
  • 22 km are standard gauge of 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)

Rail links with adjacent countries

Waterways

The are 600 kilometres (370 mi) that are perennially navigable.

Pipelines

In 1992, there were 105 km (65 mi) of crude oil pipelines, and 760 km (470 mi) of natural gas pipelines.

Ports and harbors

Sea ports

Klaipėda port

River ports

Merchant marine

The merchant marine consists of 47 ships of 1,000 GRT or over, together totaling 279,743 GRT/304,156 tonnes deadweight (DWT).

Ships by type: Cargo 25, Combination bulk 8, Petroleum tanker 2, Railcar carrier 1, Refrigerated cargo 6, Roll on/roll off 2, Short-sea passenger 3.

Note: These totals include some foreign-owned ships registered here as a flag of convenience: Denmark 13 (2002 est.)

Airports

Vilnius International Airport

In Lithuania, there are four international airports:

External links

  • The public transport guide
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