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This article details the variety of means of transportation in Jersey.

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Air transport

Airports:

Rail transport

There are no passenger railways in Jersey. Historically there were the Jersey Railway and Jersey Eastern Railway. There is a demonstration line at the Pallot Heritage Steam Museum.

Road transport

Highways:
total: 577 km (1995)
paved: NA km
unpaved: NA km

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Buses

Buses are operated by Connex Transport Jersey, a local subsidiary of Veolia Transportation. Bus service routes radiate from the Liberation Station in St Helier. Most of the new fleet have easy access for wheelchair users.

Explorer tickets are available for 1, 3, 5 and 7 days and allow unlimited travel.

EasyLink is a Hop on-Hop off coach service linking Jersey’s bays and attractions.

Cycling

An Island Cycle Network is signed. A traffic-free route for cyclists and pedestrians links Saint Helier and La Corbière.

Driving

Jersey vehicle number plate

Driving is on the left hand side. The maximum speed limit throughout the entire island is 40 mph (64 km/h), with slower limits on certain stretches of road, such as 20/30mph (32/48km/h) in built up areas and 15mph (24km/h) in Green Lanes.

Visitors wishing to drive must possess a Certificate of Insurance or an International Green Card, a valid Driving Licence or International Driving Permit (UK International Driving Permits are not valid). Photocopies are not acceptable. A nationality plate must be displayed on the back of visiting vehicles.

It is an offence to hold a mobile phone whilst driving a moving vehicle. Drivers and adult front seat passengers must wear seat belts. Children must wear seat belts or a suitable child/infant restraint, in both front and rear seats.

The penalties for drinking and driving in Jersey are up to £2,000 fine or 6 months in prison for the first offence plus unlimited disqualification of driving licence. It is an offence to drive whilst under the influence of drugs.

Parking

Single yellow lines indicate that parking is prohibited and is liable to a fine.

Paycards are used to pay for parking throughout Jersey with the exception of the harbour, airport and waterfront car parks where a pay upon exit scheme is operated. Paycards require scratching off the appropriate day, date, month, and time.

Payment by paycards is required for parking wherever the paycard symbol is displayed. Some paycard locations, such as the lay-bys in Victoria Avenue, and car parks in St Brelade's Bay are seasonal.

A residents parking scheme operates in St Mark's road and Cheapside. A restricted paycard scheme operates there on Sundays to dissuade non-residents from parking, and came into law on May 1, 2008. On Sundays, paycards in these locations require only scratching off the appropriate date, month, and time, and not the day of the week.

In some roads on the outskirts of St Helier and in the harbours, and also in some car parks in St Brelade, parking is free but controlled by parking discs (time wheels) – obtainable from the Town Hall for a small charge.

Sea transport

Seaports and harbours: Gorey, Saint Aubin, Saint Helier
Merchant marine: none (1999 est.)

Companies

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