Transportation in Taiwan

Railways:
total: 2,481 km (519 km electrified)
narrow gauge: 2,481 km 1.067-m (1999)

Taiwan’s High Speed Rail:
It is currently under construction. It runs approximately 345 kilometer from Taipei to Kaohsiung. It adopted Japan’s Shinkansen technology for the core system. It will use 700T Series Shinkansen.

Highways:
total: 34,901 km
paved: 31,271 km (including 538 km of expressways)
unpaved: 3,630 km (1998 est.)

Pipelines:
petroleum products 3,400 km; natural gas 1,800 km (1999)

Ports and harbors:
Chi-lung (Keelung), Hua-lien, Kao-hsiung, Su-ao, T’ai-chung

Merchant marine:
total: 175 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 4,944,166 GRT/7,710,891 DWT
ships by type: bulk 45, cargo 33, combination bulk 1, container 69, petroleum tanker 17, refrigerated cargo 8, roll-on/roll-off 2 (1999 est.)

Airports:
38 (1999 est.)

Airports – with paved runways:
total: 35
over 3,047 m: 8
2,438 to 3,047 m: 9
1,524 to 2,437 m: 8
914 to 1,523 m: 7
under 914 m: 3 (1999 est.)

Airports – with unpaved runways:
total: 3
1,524 to 2,437 m: 1
under 914 m: 2 (1999 est.)

Heliports:
2 (1999 est.)

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