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Railways


total: 2835.558 km
standard gauge: 2835.558 km 1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in) (2005)
In service: 1507.832 km
Out of service: 1327.726 km

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Passenger services

  • Regular passenger services are operated between Montevideo and 25 de Agosto (63 km) since August 26th, 1993 (previously all regular passenger services were withdrawn on January 2nd, 1988). One daily train was extended to San José (96 km from Montevideo) on January 15th, 2007, and other was extended from 25 de Agosto to Florida (109 km from Montevideo) on January 2nd, 2008. Another line, which operates between Montevideo and Ingeniero Victor Sudriers, was reopened on December 15th, 2005 (44 km).

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Future

The state railway administration AFE has announced that starting January, 2010, 419 km of track will be renewed on the Pintado-Rivera section of the central main line and part of the international branch from Rivera to Santana do Livramento, using north of Chamberlain Russian rail given in lieu of a debt. The programme will cost $30m.[1]

Highways


total: 8,983 km
paved: 8,085 km
unpaved: 898 km (1999 est.)

Waterways

1,600 km; used by coastal and shallow-draft river craft

Ports and harbors

Montevideo, Fray Bentos, Nueva Palmira, Paysandú, Punta del Este, Colonia del Sacramento, Piriápolis.

Merchant marine


total: 1 ship (1,000 gross register tons (GRT) or over) totaling 1,807 GRT/2,405 metric tons deadweight (DWT)
ships by type: (1999 est.)

Airports

65 (1999 est.)

Airports - with paved runways:
total: 15
2,438 to 3,047 m: 1
1,524 to 2,437 m: 5
914 to 1,523 m: 8
under 914 m: 1 (1999 est.)

Airports - with unpaved runways:
total: 50
1,524 to 2,437 m: 2
914 to 1,523 m: 15
under 914 m: 33 (1999 est.)

National airline

See also

References


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