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Transportation in Trinidad & Tobago


In 2002, there were 8,320 km of roads, of which 4,252 km were paved. The more densely settled sections of both islands are served by reasonably adequate roads, but large sections of Tobago either have no motorable roads or are connected by narrow, tortuous, and poorly surfaced ones. In 2000, registered motor vehicles included 54,050 passenger cars and 14,560 commercial vehicles. The Public Service Transport Corporation is responsible for road transport.

Trinidad's lone remaining railway, from Port-of-Spain to San Juan, was closed down in 1968.

The largest port installation for passengers and cargo is at Port-of-Spain. Brighton is an important port for oil and asphalt loading, and there are also oil terminals at Chaguaramas, Pointeà-Pierre, and Point Fortin. A deep-water port at Point Lisas accommodates energy-based industries at the Point Lisas industrial estate. Numerous steamship lines regularly schedule freight and passenger services from Europe and the Americas. Regularly scheduled coastal vessels connect Port-of-Spain with Scarborough. The main shipping line is the West Indies Shipping Service. In 2010, Trinidad & Tobago had 6 merchant ships.

Air facilities are concentrated at Piarco International Airport, about 26 km southeast of Port-of-Spain. There is a secondary main airport at Crown Point, on the western tip of Tobago. In 2010, there were six airports and airfields, three of which had paved runways. Caribbean Airlines operates domestic, regional and international services. In 2001, 1,123,600 passengers were carried on scheduled domestic and international airline flights.


Airports : 6 (2010)
Airports - with paved runways : total: 3
over 3,047 m: 1
2,438 to 3,047 m: 1
1,524 to 2,437 m: 1 (2010)
Airports - with unpaved runways : total: 3
914 to 1,523 m: 1
under 914 m: 2 (2010)
Pipelines : gas 659 km; oil 336 km (2009)
Roadways : total: 8,320 km
paved: 4,252 km
unpaved: 4,068 km (2000)
Merchant marine : total: 6
by type: passenger 1, passenger/cargo 4, petroleum tanker 1
registered in other countries: 2 (Bahamas 1, unknown 1) (2010)
Ports and terminals : Point Fortin, Point Lisas, Port-of-Spain




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