Broken rails and buckled rails (p) - Table 5.31
 
Number of track failures on mainline and London Underground Limited (LUL) by type of failure
Great Britain
Annual data (financial year) 2001-02 to 2016-17
 
Type of failure
2001-02
2002-03
2003-04
2004-05
2005-06
2006-07
2007-08
2008-09
2009-10
2010-11
2011-12
2012-13
2013-14
2014-15
2015-16
2016-17
Mainline
Broken rails
:
444
334
322
316
192
181
165
169
182
129
180
120
95
104
88
Buckled rails
:
9
137
32
56
85
4
17
25
29
12
10
19
14
9
7
Total
:
453
471
354
372
277
185
182
194
211
141
190
139
109
113
95
LUL
Broken rails
24
27
33
55
40
21
21
32
26
20
11
10
18
9
9
12
Buckled rails
2
3
0
0
1
2
0
5
1
2
0
0
0
0
0
3
Total
26
30
33
55
41
23
21
37
27
22
11
10
18
9
9
15
Source(s):
Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) for mainline and London Underground Limited (LUL) for LUL.
Symbols:
(:) Data not available
(r) Data revised
(p) Data are provisional
 
Notes:
More details on methodology can be found in the quality report relating to this dataset:
 
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Revisions:
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Other datasets:
1.       RSSB publish data on incidents on the mainline railway. To view or download their Annual Safety Performance Report: https://www.rssb.co.uk/risk-analysis-and-safety-reporting/safety-performance-reports

2.       ORR publish an annual Health & Safety Report covering all rail networks. To view or download the latest report: http://orr.gov.uk/rail/health-and-safety/annual-health-and-safety-report

3.       The European Railway Agency publish data comparing safety performance across Europe. To access their data: http://www.era.europa.eu/Core-Activities/Safety/Safety-Performance/Pages/Common-Safety-Indicators.aspx
 
4.       Network Rail publish more disaggregated broken and buckled rail data by route and classification in their Annual Return. To access their data: http://www.networkrail.co.uk/Publications/Annual-return/