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Vital Facts

Vital facts on Tourism and Transport

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China

Largest total length of waterways, 110,000 km

China

Largest total length of controlled-access highways, 84,946 km

China

Largest total length of rapid transit systems, 1879.6 km

China

Largest total length of high-speed railways, 6,003 km

France

Most tourist visits per year, 81.9 million

Iran

World's largest fleet of NGV, 2.86 million NGV in use.

Japan

Most merchant ships owned

Panama

Most merchant ships registered

San Marino

Most motor vehicles per capita, 1263 per 1000 population

Switzerland

Highest tourist competitiveness according to Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report, 5.68

United Kingdom

The busiest airport system by passenger traffic, London sees a total 134,997,486 passengers annually, through Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton, City and Southend airports.

United Kingdom

Oldest railway terminus building, Liverpool Road railway station, in Manchester is the world's oldest surviving railway terminus building.

United Kingdom

Busiest train station, Clapham Junction railway station, in London is the world's busiest railway station by daily rail traffic (one train every 13 seconds at peak times; one train every 30 seconds at off-peak times).

United Kingdom

The first public railway, the Surrey Iron Railway, linked the towns of Wandsworth and Croydon via Mitcham on the south of the Thames.

United Kingdom

First raised train station, Spa Road railway station, in London is the world's first raised railway station.

United Kingdom

First underground train station, Baker Street railway station, in London is the world's first fully underground railway station.

United Kingdom

Most visited city, London with 15.6 million visitors.

United Kingdom

Busiest Single Runway, Gatwick Airport (LGW)

United Kingdom

The first metro system, the London Underground, first opened as an 'underground railway' in 1863, and truly achieved metro status in 1890 with the opening of its first electrified underground line.

United Kingdom

Oldest passenger station, Broad Green railway station, in Liverpool is the world's oldest station site still in use as a passenger station.

United Kingdom

Largest Solar-Powered Bridge, Blackfriars station bridge, generates 900,000 kWh per annum, across 4400 solar panels, capable of making 80,000 cups of tea per day.

United Kingdom

First freight train station, Park Lane Goods Terminus, in Liverpool was the world's first railway terminus built entirely for freight.

United Kingdom

First railway terminus, Crown Street railway station, in Liverpool was the world's first railway terminus.

United Kingdom

Longest guided busway in the world by length in miles, Cambridgeshire Guided Busway - 16 miles

United States

Most heliports, 2,575

United States

Longest total length of roadways, 6,407,637 km

United States

Most airports, 15,095

United States

Highest International tourism receipts, $116.3 billion

United States

Longest total length of railways, 227,736 km

United States

Largest total length of pipelines, 793,285 km