Transport in the Czech Republic


Transport in the Czech Republic

Railways:

"total:"9,435 km
"standard gauge:"9,341 km 1.435-m standard gauge (2,946 km electrified at three voltages; 1,868 km double track)
"narrow gauge:"94 km 0.760-m narrow gauge (1998)
* České dráhy (ČD) (English: "Czech Railways") is the major Czech railway company.

* City with underground railway system: Prague (see the Prague Metro article)

* Cities with trams: Brno, Liberec, Most, Olomouc, Ostrava, Plzeň, Prague

Highways:

In the 80's and 90's there was a significant increase in passenger transport on the roads in the Czech Republic, which was associated with a sharp increase in the accident rate. In recent years the road accident rate has faled, however the fatality rate per head of population is moderately high, comparable to the US.

Highways in the Czech Republic:

* D1
* D2
* D3
* D5
* D8
* D11
* D47

Waterways:

677 km; the Elbe (Labe) is the principal river

Pipelines:

natural gas 53,000 km (1998)

Ports and harbors:

Děčín, Mělník, Prague, Ústí nad Labem, Moldauhafen in Hamburg (no longer operational, will be handed over to Germany in 2028)

Airports:

121 (2006)

Airports - with paved runways:

"total:"46
"over 3,047 m:"2
"2,438 to 3,047 m:"10
"1,524 to 2,437 m:"13
"914 to 1,523 m:"2
"under 914 m:"19 (2006)

Airports - with unpaved runways:

"total:"75
"1,524 to 2,437 m:"1
"914 to 1,523 m:"25
"under 914 m:"49 (2006)

Heliports:

2 (2006)

References

See also

* Czech Republic
* List of airports in Czech Republic

External links

* [http://www.czech.cz/en/czech-republic/transport/ Czech Transport]
* [http://idos.cz idos.cz] - public transport on-line timetables and trip planner (sponsored by the government)


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