Transport in Zimbabwe
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The railway operator is National Railways of Zimbabwe.
total: 3,427 km (2012), 2,759 km (1995)
narrow gauge: 3,427 km of 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in) gauge (313 km electrified - de-energized 2008) (2002), 2,759 km of 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in) gauge (313 km electrified; 42 km double track) (1995 est.) (Because of unreliable power, the electrified section has been turned off in January 2008)
note: Note: that includes the 318 km Beitbridge Bulawayo Railway Company line (2002).
- South Africa - yes - same gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
- Botswana - yes - same gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
- Zambia - yes - same gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
- Mozambique - yes - same gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
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Zimbabwean roads are managed and maintenanced & operated by ZINARA (Zimbabwe National Road Authority)
Zimbabwe has the Automobile Association of Zimbabwe.
- total roads: 97,267 km
- paved roads: 18,481 km
- unpaved roads: 78,786 km (2002)
See also the list of roads in Zimbabwe.
The public transport operator is the Zimbabwe United Passenger Company (ZUPCO).
Zimbabwe has an average road & highway network, once on par with the UK, Ireland & Europe, but it is now with some need of maintenance of various poor conditioned roads.
'A' class roads are the country's national highways.
- A2:Harare-Nyanga & Eastern Highlands
- A6:Victoria Falls-Beitbridge-N1 South Africa
- N1-N99 (Normal Primary road)
- R1-R99 (Normal secondary road)
'Street named roads are other or local roads e.g.: Sam Nujoma Street
Waterways are not used for commercial transport; though some navigation is possible on Lake Kariba.
There is a pipeline for petroleum products 270 km long. (2013)
Ports and harbours
Airports - with paved runways
- total: 17
- Over 3,047 m: 3
- 2,438 to 3,047 m: 2
- 1,524 to 2,437 m: 5
- 914 to 1,523 m: 6 (2013)
Airports - with unpaved runways
- total: 179
- 1,524 to 2,437 m: 3
- 914 to 1,523 m: 104
- under 914 m: 72 (2013)
- Mushonga, Master (5 October 2012). "Zimbabwe: Transportation Infrastructure Vital for Economic Competitiveness". AllAfrica.com. Financial Gazette. Archived from the original on 21 August 2013.