Transport in Guinea
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- 1 Railways
- 2 Highways
- 3 Waterways
- 4 Ports and harbors
- 5 Merchant marine
- 6 Airports
- 7 See also
- 8 References
total: 1,086 km
standard gauge: 279 km 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) gauge
metre gauge: 807 km 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 3⁄8 in) gauge (includes 662 km in common carrier service from Kankan to Conakry)
The lines do not all connect.
Cities served by rail
This line is 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 3⁄8 in) gauge and head off in a northwestern direction.
- Conakry - capital and port.
- Kindia - provincial capital.
- Konkouré - several km north of railway
- Mamou - provincial capital
- Dabola - junction and break of gauge
- Cisséla -
- Kouroussa - bridge over Niger River
- Kankan - terminus and provincial capital.
This line is 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in).
South Western line
This line is 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) and parallels the Southern line.
Proposed Trans-Guinean Railways
The heavy duty Transguinean Railways is about 750 km long and would be 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 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.
- Matakong - Deepwater port
- Madina Woula - way station
- Bambafouga - junction
- Marela - way station
- Kissidougou - way station
- Simandou iron ore deposit near Diéké
- Nimba - iron ore
- Pontiola - bauxite
- July 2008 - wobbles over Simandou leases 
- four ex-Croatian locomotives refurbished and regauged in Russia 
- Progress 
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).
1,295 km navigable by shallow-draft native craft
Ports and harbors
none (1999 est.)
15 (1999 est.)
Airports - with paved runways
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
1,524 to 2,437 m: 5
914 to 1,523 m: 4
under 914 m: 1 (1999 est.)
- Google maps Conakry International Airport, Conakry, Guinea
- Aviation Safety CKY Guinea
- AZ World Airports Guinea
- Janes World Railways 2002-2003 p182
- Janes World Railways 2002-2003 p102
- Railway Gazette International February 2008 p73