Transport in Lithuania

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Transport in Lithuania relies mainly on road and rail networks.

Lithuanian road system[edit]

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[edit]

Controlled-access highways sections[edit]

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[edit]

Expressway sections[edit]

A road system[edit]

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

First Lithuanian-built highways[edit]

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[edit]

Railways[edit]

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[edit]

Waterways[edit]

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

Pipelines[edit]

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

Ports and harbours[edit]

Sea ports[edit]

Klaipėda port

River ports[edit]

Merchant marine[edit]

The merchant marine consists of 47 ships of 1,000 GT or over, together totaling 279,743 GT/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[edit]

Vilnius International Airport

In Lithuania, there are four international airports:

External links[edit]