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Canada Transportation

Canada Transportation: A summary of information about Canada Transportation, from government research data as well as independent research and other sources.

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Railways
total: 36,114 km; note - there are two major transcontinental freight
railway systems: Canadian National (privatized November 1995) and
Canadian Pacific Railway; passenger service provided by
government-operated firm VIA, which has no trackage of its own
standard gauge: 36,114 km 1.435-m gauge (156 km electrified) (1998)
Highways
total: 901,902 km
paved: 318,371 km (including 16,571 km of expressways)
unpaved: 583,531 km (1999 est.)
Waterways
3,000 km, including Saint Lawrence Seaway
Pipelines
crude and refined oil 23,564 km; natural gas 74,980 km
Ports and harbors
Becancour (Quebec), Churchill, Halifax, Hamilton,
Montreal, New Westminster, Prince Rupert, Quebec, Saint John (New
Brunswick), St. John's (Newfoundland), Sept Isles, Sydney,
Trois-Rivieres, Thunder Bay, Toronto, Vancouver, Windsor
Merchant marine
total: 114 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 1,602,275 GRT/2,371,146
DWT
ships by type: barge carrier 1, bulk 61, cargo 11, chemical tanker 5,
combination bulk 2, passenger 3, passenger/cargo 1, petroleum tanker
16, rail car carrier 2, roll-on/roll-off 8, short-sea passenger 3,
specialized tanker 1 (1999 est.)
note: does not include ships used exclusively in the Great Lakes (1998
est.)
Airports
1,411 (1999 est.)
Airports - with paved runways
total: 515
over 3,047 m: 16
2,438 to 3,047 m: 17
1,524 to 2,437 m: 152
914 to 1,523 m: 240
under 914 m: 90 (1999 est.)
Airports - with unpaved runways
total: 896
1,524 to 2,437 m: 73
914 to 1,523 m: 362
under 914 m: 461 (1999 est.)
Heliports
15 (1999 est.)
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