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United Kingdom

United Kingdom Transport Stats

Definitions

  • Air transport > Freight > Million ton-km: Air freight is the volume of freight, express, and diplomatic bags carried on each flight stage (operation of an aircraft from takeoff to its next landing), measured in metric tons times kilometers traveled."
  • Air transport > Freight > Million tons per km: Air freight is the volume of freight, express, and diplomatic bags carried on each flight stage (operation of an aircraft from takeoff to its next landing), measured in metric tons times kilometers traveled.
  • Air transport > Passengers carried: Air passengers carried include both domestic and international aircraft passengers of air carriers registered in the country.
  • Air transport > Passengers carried > Per capita: Air passengers carried include both domestic and international aircraft passengers of air carriers registered in the country. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Airports: Total number of airports. Runways must be useable, but may be unpaved. May not have facilities for refuelling, maintenance, or air traffic control.
  • Airports > Per $ GDP: Total number of airports. Runways must be useable, but may be unpaved. May not have facilities for refuelling, maintenance, or air traffic control. Per $ GDP figures expressed per 1 billion $ gross domestic product.
  • Airports > Per capita: Total number of airports. Runways must be useable, but may be unpaved. May not have facilities for refuelling, maintenance, or air traffic control. Per capita figures expressed per 1 million population.
  • Airports > With paved runways > Over 3,047 m: This entry is derived from Transport > Airports > With paved runways, which gives the total number of airports with paved runways (concrete or asphalt surfaces) by length. For airports with more than one runway, only the longest runway is included according to the following five groups - (1) over 3,047 m (over 10,000 ft), (2) 2,438 to 3,047 m (8,000 to 10,000 ft), (3) 1,524 to 2,437 m (5,000 to 8,000 ft), (4) 914 to 1,523 m (3,000 to 5,000 ft), and (5) under 914 m (under 3,000 ft). Only airports with usable runways are included in this listing. Not all airports have facilities for refueling, maintenance, or air traffic control. The type aircraft capable of operating from a runway of a given length is dependent upon a number of factors including elevation of the runway, runway gradient, average maximum daily temperature at the airport, engine types, flap settings, and take-off weight of the aircraft.
  • Airports > With paved runways > Total: Total number of airports with paved runways (concrete or asphalt surfaces)
  • Airports > With unpaved runways > 914 to 1,523 m: This entry is derived from Transport > Airports > With unpaved runways, which gives the total number of airports with unpaved runways (grass, dirt, sand, or gravel surfaces) by length. For airports with more than one runway, only the longest runway is included according to the following five groups - (1) over 3,047 m (over 10,000 ft), (2) 2,438 to 3,047 m (8,000 to 10,000 ft), (3) 1,524 to 2,437 m (5,000 to 8,000 ft), (4) 914 to 1,523 m (3,000 to 5,000 ft), and (5) under 914 m (under 3,000 ft). Only airports with usable runways are included in this listing. Not all airports have facilities for refueling, maintenance, or air traffic control. The type aircraft capable of operating from a runway of a given length is dependent upon a number of factors including elevation of the runway, runway gradient, average maximum daily temperature at the airport, engine types, flap settings, and take-off weight of the aircraft.
  • Airports > With unpaved runways > Total: Total number of airports with useable unpaved runways (grass, dirt, sand, or gravel surfaces)
  • Airports per million: Total number of airports. Runways must be useable, but may be unpaved. May not have facilities for refuelling, maintenance, or air traffic control. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Cars: Cars per 1,000 people (1999).
  • Commute > Distance: Distance. Based on 0-50 contributions for Argentina, Armenia, Austria and 63 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Germany and 5 more countries and over 100 contributions for Canada, India, and United States. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from January, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "Distance".
  • Commute > Time spent > Cycling: Bike. Based on 0-50 contributions for Argentina, Armenia, Austria and 63 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Germany and 5 more countries and over 100 contributions for Canada, India, and United States. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from January, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "Bike".
  • Commute > Time spent > Driving: Driving Car. Based on 0-50 contributions for Argentina, Armenia, Austria and 63 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Germany and 5 more countries and over 100 contributions for Canada, India, and United States. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from January, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "Driving Car".
  • Commute > Time spent > On the train: Train Ride. Based on 0-50 contributions for Argentina, Armenia, Austria and 63 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Germany and 5 more countries and over 100 contributions for Canada, India, and United States. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from January, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "Train Ride".
  • Commute > Time spent > Total: Overall. Based on 0-50 contributions for Argentina, Armenia, Austria and 63 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Germany and 5 more countries and over 100 contributions for Canada, India, and United States. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from January, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "Overall".
  • Commute > Time spent > Waiting: Waiting. Based on 0-50 contributions for Argentina, Armenia, Austria and 63 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Germany and 5 more countries and over 100 contributions for Canada, India, and United States. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from January, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "Waiting".
  • Commute > Time spent > Walking: Walking. Based on 0-50 contributions for Argentina, Armenia, Austria and 63 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Germany and 5 more countries and over 100 contributions for Canada, India, and United States. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from January, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "Walking".
  • Container port traffic: Port container traffic measures the flow of containers from land to sea transport modes., and vice versa, in twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), a standard-size container. Data refer to coastal shipping as well as international journeys. Transshipment traffic is counted as two lifts at the intermediate port (once to off-load and again as an outbound lift) and includes empty units.
  • Container port traffic per 1000: Port container traffic measures the flow of containers from land to sea transport modes., and vice versa, in twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), a standard-size container. Data refer to coastal shipping as well as international journeys. Transshipment traffic is counted as two lifts at the intermediate port (once to off-load and again as an outbound lift) and includes empty units. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Gross value added by transport, storage and communication: Gross Value Added by Kind of Economic Activity at current prices - US dollars.
  • Gross value added by transport, storage and communication per capita: Gross Value Added by Kind of Economic Activity at current prices - US dollars. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Heliports: Total number of established helicopter take-off and landing sites (which may or may not have fuel or other services).
  • Highways > Paved: total length of the paved parts of the highway system
  • Highways > Paved > Per capita: total length of the paved parts of the highway system Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Highways > Total: total length of the highway system
  • Highways > Total > Per capita: total length of the highway system Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Highways > Total per 1000: total length of the highway system. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Inefficiency index: Each country's inefficiency rating in regards to traffic. Long commute times, poor traffic laws and other factors are taken into consideration.
  • Logistics performance index: Competence and quality of logistics services > 1=low to 5=high: Logistics performance index: Competence and quality of logistics services (1=low to 5=high). Data are from Logistics Performance Index surveys conducted by the World Bank in partnership with academic and international institutions and private companies and individuals engaged in international logistics. 2009 round of surveys covered more than 5,000 country assessments by nearly 1,000 international freight forwarders. Respondents evaluate eight markets on six core dimensions on a scale from 1 (worst) to 5 (best). The markets are chosen based on the most important export and import markets of the respondent's country, random selection, and, for landlocked countries, neighboring countries that connect them with international markets. Details of the survey methodology are in Arvis and others' Connecting to Compete 2010: Trade Logistics in the Global Economy (2010). Respondents evaluated the overall level of competence and quality of logistics services (e.g. transport operators, customs brokers), on a rating ranging from 1 (very low) to 5 (very high). Scores are averaged across all respondents.
  • Logistics performance index: Competence and quality of logistics services > 1=low to 5=high per million: Logistics performance index: Competence and quality of logistics services (1=low to 5=high). Data are from Logistics Performance Index surveys conducted by the World Bank in partnership with academic and international institutions and private companies and individuals engaged in international logistics. 2009 round of surveys covered more than 5,000 country assessments by nearly 1,000 international freight forwarders. Respondents evaluate eight markets on six core dimensions on a scale from 1 (worst) to 5 (best). The markets are chosen based on the most important export and import markets of the respondent's country, random selection, and, for landlocked countries, neighboring countries that connect them with international markets. Details of the survey methodology are in Arvis and others' Connecting to Compete 2010: Trade Logistics in the Global Economy (2010). Respondents evaluated the overall level of competence and quality of logistics services (e.g. transport operators, customs brokers), on a rating ranging from 1 (very low) to 5 (very high). Scores are averaged across all respondents. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Logistics performance index: Overall > 1=low to 5=high per million: Logistics performance index: Overall (1=low to 5=high). Logistics Performance Index overall score reflects perceptions of a country's logistics based on efficiency of customs clearance process, quality of trade- and transport-related infrastructure, ease of arranging competitively priced shipments, quality of logistics services, ability to track and trace consignments, and frequency with which shipments reach the consignee within the scheduled time. The index ranges from 1 to 5, with a higher score representing better performance. Data are from Logistics Performance Index surveys conducted by the World Bank in partnership with academic and international institutions and private companies and individuals engaged in international logistics. 2009 round of surveys covered more than 5,000 country assessments by nearly 1,000 international freight forwarders. Respondents evaluate eight markets on six core dimensions on a scale from 1 (worst) to 5 (best). The markets are chosen based on the most important export and import markets of the respondent's country, random selection, and, for landlocked countries, neighboring countries that connect them with international markets. Scores for the six areas are averaged across all respondents and aggregated to a single score using principal components analysis. Details of the survey methodology and index construction methodology are in Arvis and others' Connecting to Compete 2010: Trade Logistics in the Global Economy (2010). Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Maritime > Air transport, passengers carried: Air transport, passengers carried. Air passengers carried include both domestic and international aircraft passengers of air carriers registered in the country.
  • Maritime > Arms exports > Constant 1990 US$: Arms exports (constant 1990 US$). Arms transfers cover the supply of military weapons through sales, aid, gifts, and those made through manufacturing licenses. Data cover major conventional weapons such as aircraft, armored vehicles, artillery, radar systems, missiles, and ships designed for military use. Excluded are transfers of other military equipment such as small arms and light weapons, trucks, small artillery, ammunition, support equipment, technology transfers, and other services.
  • Maritime > Liner shipping connectivity index > Maximum value in 2004 = 100 per million: Liner shipping connectivity index (maximum value in 2004 = 100). The Liner Shipping Connectivity Index captures how well countries are connected to global shipping networks. It is computed by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) based on five components of the maritime transport sector: number of ships, their container-carrying capacity, maximum vessel size, number of services, and number of companies that deploy container ships in a country's ports. For each component a country's value is divided by the maximum value of each component in 2004, the five components are averaged for each country, and the average is divided by the maximum average for 2004 and multiplied by 100. The index generates a value of 100 for the country with the highest average index in 2004. . The underlying data come from Containerisation International Online. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Merchant marine > Ships by type: Merchant marine may be defined as all ships engaged in the carriage of goods; or all commercial vessels (as opposed to all non-military ships), which excludes tugs, fishing vessels, offshore oil rigs, etc.; or a grouping of merchant ships by nationality o
  • Merchant marine > Total: 1000 GRT or over
  • Merchant marine > Total > Dwt: Dwt=Deadweight tonnage, a measure of the capacity of a cargo ship
  • Motor vehicles: Motor vehicles per 1,000 people
  • Motor vehicles > Per 1,000 people: Motor vehicles include cars, buses, and freight vehicles but do not include two-wheelers. Population refers to midyear population in the year for which data are available."
  • Passenger cars > Per 1,000 people: Passenger cars refer to road motor vehicles, other than two-wheelers, intended for the carriage of passengers and designed to seat no more than nine people (including the driver)."
  • Pipelines: The lengths and types of pipelines for transporting products like natural gas, crude oil, or petroleum products
  • Ports and harbors: The major ports and harbors selected on the basis of overall importance to each country. This is determined by evaluating a number of factors (e.g., dollar value of goods handled, gross tonnage, facilities, and military significance).
  • Ports and terminals: This entry lists major ports and terminals primarily on the basis of the amount of cargo tonnage shipped through the facilities on an annual basis. In some instances, the number of containers handled or ship visits were also considered.
  • Quality of port infrastructure, WEF > 1=extremely underdeveloped to 7=well developed and efficient by international standards: Quality of port infrastructure, WEF (1=extremely underdeveloped to 7=well developed and efficient by international standards). The Quality of Port Infrastructure measures business executives' perception of their country's port facilities. Data are from the World Economic Forum's Executive Opinion Survey, conducted for 30 years in collaboration with 150 partner institutes. The 2009 round included more than 13,000 respondents from 133 countries. Sampling follows a dual stratification based on company size and the sector of activity. Data are collected online or through in-person interviews. Responses are aggregated using sector-weighted averaging. The data for the latest year are combined with the data for the previous year to create a two-year moving average. Scores range from 1 (port infrastructure considered extremely underdeveloped) to 7 (port infrastructure considered efficient by international standards). Respondents in landlocked countries were asked how accessible are port facilities (1 = extremely inaccessible; 7 = extremely accessible).
  • Rail > Electrified railway length: Electrified length (km).

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Rail > High speed railway length: High speed dedicated lines (speed of 200 km/h or over) currently in operation.
  • Rail > Passenger-km of rail transport per year: Billion passenger-km.
  • Rail > Passengers: Million passengers.
  • Rail > Railway length: Railway length in kilometers.
  • Rail > Railway length per million people: Railway length (km).

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

    . Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Rail lines > Total route-km: Rail lines are the length of railway route available for train service, irrespective of the number of parallel tracks."
  • Railways > Passengers carried > Million passenger-km: Passengers carried by railway are the number of passengers transported by rail times kilometers traveled.
  • Railways > Rail lines > Total route-km: Rail lines (total route-km). Rail lines are the length of railway route available for train service, irrespective of the number of parallel tracks.
  • Railways > Railways, passengers carried > Million passenger-km: Railways, passengers carried (million passenger-km). Passengers carried by railway are the number of passengers transported by rail times kilometers traveled.
  • Railways > Railways, passengers carried > Million passenger-km per million: Railways, passengers carried (million passenger-km). Passengers carried by railway are the number of passengers transported by rail times kilometers traveled. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Railways > Total: This entry states the total route length of the railway network and of its component parts by gauge: broad, dual, narrow, standard, and other.
  • Railways > Total > Per capita: This entry states the total route length of the railway network and of its component parts by gauge: broad, dual, narrow, standard, and other. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Road > Cars > Hybrid vehicles: Number of hybrid electric vehicles registered per year.
  • Road > Cars > Hybrid vehicles per million people: Number of hybrid electric vehicles registered per year. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Road > Expressway length: Expressway length (km).

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  • Road > Expressway length per million people: Expressway length (km).

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

    . Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Road > Length of motorways per capita: Kilometers of motorways per million residents.
  • Road > Motor vehicles per 1000 people: Motor vehicles per 1000 people.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Road > Motorway density: Meters of motorway per square kilometer.
  • Road > Motorway length: Total network length of all motorways in km.
  • Road > Motorway length per million people: Total network length of all motorways in km. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Road > Public road per capita: Length of public roads per capita (m).
  • Road > Road density: Road density (m of road per square km).
  • Road density > Km of road per 100 sq. km of land area: Road density is the ratio of the length of the country's total road network to the country's land area. The road network includes all roads in the country: motorways, highways, main or national roads, secondary or regional roads, and other urban and rural roads."
  • Road network length > Km: Length of road network in kilometers in European Union countries.
  • Road sector energy > Consumption per capita > Kt of oil equivalent: Road sector energy consumption is the total energy used in the road sector including petroleum products, natural gas, electricity, and combustible renewable and waste."
  • Roads > Goods transported > Million ton-km > Per capita: Goods transported by road are the volume of goods transported by road vehicles, measured in millions of metric tons times kilometers traveled." Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Roads > Motor vehicles > Per 1,000 people: Motor vehicles (per 1,000 people). Motor vehicles include cars, buses, and freight vehicles but do not include two-wheelers. Population refers to midyear population in the year for which data are available.
  • Roads > Passenger cars > Per 1,000 people: Passenger cars (per 1,000 people). Passenger cars refer to road motor vehicles, other than two-wheelers, intended for the carriage of passengers and designed to seat no more than nine people (including the driver).
  • Roads > Roads, total network > Km: Roads, total network (km). Total road network includes motorways, highways, and main or national roads, secondary or regional roads, and all other roads in a country. A motorway is a road designed and built for motor traffic that separates the traffic flowing in opposite directions.
  • Roads > Roads, total network > Km per 1000: Roads, total network (km). Total road network includes motorways, highways, and main or national roads, secondary or regional roads, and all other roads in a country. A motorway is a road designed and built for motor traffic that separates the traffic flowing in opposite directions. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Roads > Time index: Time Index is an average one way time needed to transport, in minutes.
  • Roads > Total network > Km: Total road network includes motorways, highways, and main or national roads, secondary or regional roads, and all other roads in a country. A motorway is a road designed and built for motor traffic that separates the traffic flowing in opposite directions."
  • Roads > Traffic index: Traffic Index is a composite index of time consumed in traffic due to job commute, estimation of time consumption dissatisfaction, CO2 consumption estimation in traffic and overall inefficiencies in the traffic system.
  • Roadways > Paved: This entry is derived from Transport > Roadways, which gives the total length of the road network and includes the length of the paved and unpaved portions.
  • Roadways > Paved per thousand people: This entry is derived from Transport > Roadways, which gives the total length of the road network and includes the length of the paved and unpaved portions. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Roadways > Total: This entry gives the total length of the road network and includes the length of the paved and unpaved portions.
  • Vehicle abundance: Vehicles per populated land area
    Units: Vehicles/Populated Land Area (in km2)
    Units: Air pollution is generally greatest in densely populated areas. To take this into account, we used the Gridded Population of the World dataset available from CIESIN and calculated the total land area in each country inhabited with a population density of greater than 5 persons per sq. km. We then utilized this land area as the denominator for the vehicles data.
  • Vehicles > Per km of road: Vehicles per kilometer of road include cars, buses, and freight vehicles but do not include two-wheelers. Roads refer to motorways, highways, main or national roads, secondary or regional roads, and other roads. A motorway is a road specially designed and built for motor traffic that separates the traffic flowing in opposite directions."
  • Waterways: The total length and individual names of navigable rivers, canals, and other inland bodies of water.
  • Waterways per million: The total length and individual names of navigable rivers, canals, and other inland bodies of water. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Air transport > Freight > Million ton-km 6,283.83 2008 6th out of 101
Air transport > Freight > Million tons per km 5,998.43 million tons/km 2005 8th out of 137
Air transport > Passengers carried 104.71 million 2008 5th out of 101
Air transport > Passengers carried > Per capita 1,718.19 per 1,000 people 2008 10th out of 100
Airbus A400M > Orders > EIS 2010 2010
Airports 460 2013 18th out of 235
Airports > Per $ GDP 0.201 per $1 billion of GDP 2006 154th out of 169
Airports > Per capita 7.39 per 1 million people 2007 119th out of 221
Airports > With paved runways > Over 3,047 m 7 2013 36th out of 158
Airports > With paved runways > Total 271 2013 9th out of 233
Airports > With unpaved runways > 914 to 1,523 m 26 2013 43th out of 162
Airports > With unpaved runways > Total 189 2013 18th out of 195
Airports per million 8.11 2010 88th out of 197
Cars 373 per 1,000 people 1999 16th out of 18
Commute > Distance 3.17 km 2014 26th out of 38
Commute > Time spent > Cycling 0.1 min 2014 11th out of 11
Commute > Time spent > Driving 3.6 min 2014 12th out of 22
Commute > Time spent > On the train 0.1 min 2014 19th out of 19
Commute > Time spent > Total 35.8 min 2014 12th out of 38
Commute > Time spent > Waiting 0.1 min 2014 28th out of 28
Commute > Time spent > Walking 31.6 min 2014 5th out of 35
Container port traffic 8.6 million TEU 2005 12th out of 58
Container port traffic per 1000 142.78 TEU 2005 24th out of 58
Gross value added by transport, storage and communication 178.53 billion 2012 5th out of 204
Gross value added by transport, storage and communication per capita 2,823.56 2012 28th out of 201
Heliports 9 2013 24th out of 108
Highways > Paved 371,913 km 1999 5th out of 111
Highways > Paved > Per capita 6.33 km per 1,000 people 1999 12th out of 106
Highways > Total 371,913 km 1999 7th out of 116
Highways > Total > Per capita 6.33 km per 1,000 people 1999 28th out of 111
Highways > Total per 1000 6.34 km 1999 27th out of 113
Inefficiency index 202.05 2014 8th out of 38
Logistics performance index: Competence and quality of logistics services > 1=low to 5=high 3.93 2012 11th out of 154
Logistics performance index: Competence and quality of logistics services > 1=low to 5=high per million 0.0622 2012 127th out of 154
Logistics performance index: Overall > 1=low to 5=high per million 0.0617 2012 127th out of 154
Maritime > Air transport, passengers carried 115.01 million 2012 4th out of 151
Maritime > Arms exports > Constant 1990 US$ $863.00 million 2012 8th out of 38
Maritime > Liner shipping connectivity index > Maximum value in 2004 = 100 per million 1.33 2012 95th out of 155
Merchant marine > Ships by type bulk 14, cargo 43, chemical tanker 19, combination ore/oil 1, container 95, liquefied gas 4, livestock carrier 1, passenger 18, passenger/cargo 1, petroleum tanker 50, refrigerated cargo 3, roll on/roll off 37, short-sea passenger 8, specialized tanker 1 2002
Merchant marine > Total 504 2013 22nd out of 145
Merchant marine > Total > Dwt 12.32 million Dwt 2007 17th out of 155
Motor vehicles 426 motor vehicles per 100 p 1995 1st out of 15
Motor vehicles > Per 1,000 people 526.61 2007 26th out of 141
Passenger cars > Per 1,000 people 462.74 2007 21st out of 134
Pipelines condensate 43 km; gas 7,992 km; liquid petroleum gas 59 km; oil 699 km; refined products 4,417 km 2009
Ports and harbors Aberdeen, Belfast, Bristol, Cardiff, Dover, Falmouth, Felixstowe, Glasgow, Grangemouth, Hull, Leith, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Peterhead, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Ramsgate, Scapa Flow, Southampton, Sullom Voe, Teesport, Tyne 2005
Ports and terminals Dover, Felixstowe, Immingham, Liverpool, London, Southampton, Teesport (England); Forth Ports (Scotland); Milford Haven (Wales)
oil terminals: Fawley Marine terminal, Liverpool Bay terminal (England); Braefoot Bay terminal, Finnart oil terminal, Hound Point terminal (Scotland)
2013
Quality of port infrastructure, WEF > 1=extremely underdeveloped to 7=well developed and efficient by international standards 5.8 2012 13th out of 144
Rail > Electrified railway length 5,328 km 2014 12th out of 43
Rail > High speed railway length 1,829 km 2014 5th out of 17
Rail > Passenger-km of rail transport per year 58.3 billion km 2012 3rd out of 6
Rail > Passengers 1.5 billion 2012 2nd out of 4
Rail > Railway length 16,321 km 2014 17th out of 147
Rail > Railway length per million people 258.32 km 2014 1st out of 1
Rail lines > Total route-km 16,321 2008 16th out of 94
Railways > Passengers carried > Million passenger-km 51,759 2008 8th out of 86
Railways > Rail lines > Total route-km 31,471 2011 9th out of 85
Railways > Railways, passengers carried > Million passenger-km 62,729 2011 7th out of 79
Railways > Railways, passengers carried > Million passenger-km per million 999.63 2011 9th out of 79
Railways > Total 16,454 km 2013 17th out of 134
Railways > Total > Per capita 0.27 km per 1,000 people 2008 38th out of 104
Road > Cars > Hybrid vehicles 25,370 2012 4th out of 6
Road > Cars > Hybrid vehicles per million people 401.25 2012 5th out of 6
Road > Expressway length 3,519 km 2014 13th out of 59
Road > Expressway length per million people 55.7 km 2014 1st out of 1
Road > Length of motorways per capita 24.65 mm 2014 25th out of 93
Road > Motor vehicles per 1000 people 519 2014 34th out of 191
Road > Motorway density 97.03 m of motorway per square km 2014 37th out of 93
Road > Motorway length 6,016 km 2014 11th out of 93
Road > Motorway length per million people 95.22 km 2014 1st out of 1
Road > Public road per capita 6.77 m 2014 22nd out of 28
Road > Road density 1,733 m of road per square km 2014 8th out of 28
Road density > Km of road per 100 sq. km of land area 172.41 2007 10th out of 41
Road network length > Km 2014 17th out of 219
Road sector energy > Consumption per capita > Kt of oil equivalent 0.66 2007 28th out of 129
Roads > Goods transported > Million ton-km > Per capita 2.76 per 1,000 people 2006 15th out of 35
Roads > Motor vehicles > Per 1,000 people 518.55 2010 30th out of 87
Roads > Passenger cars > Per 1,000 people 456.7 2010 25th out of 93
Roads > Roads, total network > Km 419,628 2010 9th out of 91
Roads > Roads, total network > Km per 1000 6.74 2010 37th out of 91
Roads > Time index 36.44 2014 17th out of 38
Roads > Total network > Km 420,009 2007 10th out of 48
Roads > Traffic index 136.82 2014 17th out of 38
Roadways > Paved 394,428 km 2009 1st out of 10
Roadways > Paved per thousand people 6.38 km 2009 4th out of 10
Roadways > Total 394,428 km 2013 16th out of 195
Vehicle abundance 101.4 per square km 2001 9th out of 141
Vehicles > Per km of road 76.48 2007 7th out of 43
Waterways 3,200 km 2009 6th out of 19
Waterways per million 51.77 km 2009 10th out of 17

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United Kingdom Transport Profiles (Subcategories)

Airports 44 Rail 9
Air transport 6 Railways 17
Commute 9 Road 24
Highways 9 Roads 17
Maritime 119 Road sector energy 3
Merchant marine 20 Roadways 4
Pipelines 21 Transport services 3
  • United Kingdom ranked first for maritime > air transport, passengers carried amongst Europe in 2012.
  • United Kingdom ranked third for airports amongst European Union in 2013.

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