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Croazia - NVR : 78 HR-(VKM)
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Hrvatske željeznice, HŽ


Croatian Railways (Croatian: Hrvatske željeznice, HŽ) is the national railway company of Croatia. It was formed after the dissolution of Yugoslavia and Yugoslav Railways.
Croatia is a member of the International Union of Railways (UIC). The UIC Country Code for Croatia is 78. The Croatian railway system consists of 2,974 km of rails (of which 248 km is double track). 1,228 km is electrified - 41.3%. (End of 2004).
There are several major railway routes in the country.
Transport in Croatia relies on several main modes, including transport by road, rail, water and air. Road transport incorporates a comprehensive network of state, county and local routes augmented by a network of highways for long-distance travelling. Water transport can be divided into sea, based on the ports of Rijeka, Ploče, Split and Zadar, and river transport, based on Sava, Danube and, to a lesser extent, Drava. Croatia has 68 airports, five of which are international. The country also has several airlines, of which the most notable is Croatia Airlines. Rail transport is fairly developed, with dual track and electrification not very common, although high-speed tilting trains are used on some routes. However, bus still tends to be more common than rail as a mode of inter-city transport.


 
 
 
 
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