Transport in Guinea

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Railways[edit]

Railways in Guinea.svg


total: 1,086 km
standard gauge: 279 km 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) gauge
metre gauge: 807 km 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in) gauge (includes 662 km in common carrier service from Kankan to Conakry)[citation needed]

The lines do not all connect.

Cities served by rail[edit]

Northern line[edit]

This line is 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) gauge (standard gauge) and carries about 12,000,000 t (11,810,478 long tons; 13,227,736 short tons) per annum.

Central line[edit]

This line is 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in) gauge and head off in a northwestern direction.

Southern line[edit]

This line is 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in) gauge. Conversion to 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) gauge has been proposed.[1]

This line is 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in).

South Western line[edit]

This line is 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) and parallels the Southern line.

Proposed Trans-Guinean Railways[edit]

The heavy duty Transguinean Railways is about 750 km long and would be 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) (standard gauge). It goes from iron ore mines in the south east and bauxite mines in the north to a new port a Matakong.[3]

Timeline[edit]

2008[edit]

  • July 2008 - wobbles over Simandou leases [4]
  • four ex-Croatian locomotives refurbished and regauged in Russia [5]

1994[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Highways[edit]


total: 30,500 km
paved: 5,033 km
unpaved: 25,467 km (1996 est.)

The Trans–West African Coastal Highway crosses Guinea, connecting it to Bissau (Guinea-Bissau), and when construction in Sierra Leone and Liberia is complete, to a total of 13 other nations of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

Waterways[edit]

1,295 km navigable by shallow-draft native craft

Ports and harbors[edit]

Merchant marine[edit]

none (1999 est.)

Airports[edit]

15 (1999 est.)

Airports - with paved runways[edit]


total: 5
over 3,047 m: 1
2,438 to 3,047 m: 1
1,524 to 2,437 m: 3 (1999 est.)

The airport code for the capital, Conakry, is CKY.

Airports - with unpaved runways[edit]


total: 10
1,524 to 2,437 m: 5
914 to 1,523 m: 4
under 914 m: 1 (1999 est.)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Janes World Railways 2002-2003 p182
  2. ^ Janes World Railways 2002-2003 p102
  3. ^ Transguinean
  4. ^ http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,23855122-5001641,00.html
  5. ^ Railway Gazette International February 2008 p73
  6. ^ http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/country/1994/9214094.pdf