Transportation in Libya
Libya has had no railroad in operation since 1965, all previous systems having been dismantled. Current plans are to construct a 1.435-m standard gauge line from the Tunisian frontier to Tripoli and Misratah, then inland to Sabha, center of a mineral-rich area. There has been little progress, however. Other plans made jointly with Egypt would establish a rail line from As Sallum, Egypt, to Tobruk with completion originally set for mid-1994. Libya signed contracts with Bahne of Egypt and Jez Sistemas Ferroviarios in 1998 for the supply of crossings and pointwork.
There are no waterways in Libya.
Ports and harbors
Al Khums, Banghazi, Darnah, Marsa al Burayqah, Misratah, Ra's Lanuf, Tobruk, Tripoli, Zuwarah
27 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 401,303 GRT/656,632 DWT
142 (1999 est.)
Airports - with paved runways
Airports - with unpaved runways