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Transport in Austria

This article provides an overview of the transportation infrastructure in the country of Austria.

Railways

total: 6,123 km (3,523 km electrified)

standard gauge: 5,639 km 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) gauge (3,429 km electrified).

narrow gauge: 507 km (23 km 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in) gauge, 13 km 600 mm (1 ft 11 58 in) gauge, 468 km 760 mm (2 ft 5 1516 in) gauge - 94 km electrified, and 3 km 600 mm (1 ft 11 58 in) gauge).

The national railway system of Austria is the Österreichische Bundesbahnen, or ÖBB.

See also

U-Bahn

S-Bahn

Motorways

total: 200,000 km (100% paved, including 1700 km of expressways)

  • A1 (Westautobahn)
  • A2 (Südautobahn)
  • A3 (Südostautobahn)
  • A4 (Ostautobahn)
  • A5 (Nordautobahn, planned)
  • A6 (Nordostautobahn)
  • A7 (Mühlkreisautobahn)
  • A8 (Innkreisautobahn)
  • A9 (Pyhrnautobahn)
  • A10 (Tauernautobahn)
  • A11 (Karawankenautobahn)
  • A12 (Inntalautobahn)
  • A13 (Brennerautobahn)
  • A14 (Rheintalautobahn)
  • A21 (Wiener Außenringautobahn)
  • A22 (Donauuferautobahn)
  • A23 (Südosttangente)
  • A24 (Verbindungsspange Rothneusiedel, planned)
  • A25 (Welser Autobahn)
  • A26 (Linzerautobahn, planned)

Waterways

358 km

Pipelines

  • crude oil: 663 km (208)
  • gas: 2,721 km
  • refined products: 157 km

Ports and harbours

All ports access the Danube.

Merchant marine

Airports

Austria has 55 airports and two heliport. Most airports in the country have short, unpaved runways and only one airport has paved runways longer than 10,000 feet.

Numbers of airports having runways of particular lengths (2008)
Length (meters) Length (feet) Total No. Airports Paved (No. Airports) Unpaved (No. Airports)
over 3,043 over 10,000 1 1 0
2,438 to 3,043 8,000 to 10,000 5 5 0
1,524 to 2,438 5,000 to 8,000 2 1 1
914 to 1,524 3,000 to 5,000 6 3 3
under 914 under 3,000 41 15 26
totals totals 55 25 30

References

 This article incorporates public domain material from the CIA World Factbook document "2000 edition".

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