Passenger transport infrastructure in China - Statistics & Facts

Roads
From 2009 to 2017, the total length of China’s roads has increased significantly for around one million kilometer. The network includes freeways totaling more than 100,000 kilometer, have doubled from 2010. In regards to types of roads, township roads have the longest length of roads in the road system of China with over one million kilometer, while county roads maintained around 550,000 kilometer and provincial roads at 300,000 kilometer, with national roads have almost doubled from 2015 to 2016 and now remained at around 350,000 kilometer. The volume of road freight transport stood at approximately 37 billion metric tons in 2017.

Railways
The length of running railways exceeded 150,000 kilometer in total, which has tripled over the last decade. The electrical rail network constituted over 80,000 km, whereas double tracked rail made up around 70,000 km. In the last ten years, railroads carried around three billion metric tons of cargo steadily and almost twice the amount of passengers to around three billions.

Air
Civil Aviation Administration of China recorded over 200 civil airports in the People’s Republic from around 130 in the beginning of the 2000s, offering over 3,600 domestic and 800 international aviation routes. By the end of 2017, there were more than 5,500 aircraft. Total volume of freight handled by airway amounted to seven million metric tons as of 2017.

Urban public transportation
Throughout China, bus/trolleybus is the main type of public transport carrying over 72 billion passengers annually, followed by taxi with around 36 billion, and then metro/subway of around 18 billion. The number of taxis increased to over 1.3 million in the last few years, while the subway system operates over a hundred of subway lines of a total length of over 4,000 kilometer.

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