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Rail infrastructure and assets

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Rail infrastructure and asset statistics were previously published alongside rail emissions data within the rail infrastructure, assets and environmental release. For 2018-19, this has been split into two separate publications; rail infrastructure and assets, and rail emissions.

Annual statistics covering average age of rolling stock used by passenger train operating companies and reference data on the mainline infrastructure in Great Britain.

For details on how these statistics are compiled, please see our Rail infrastructure and assets methodology and quality report and for information on any revisions, please see our  Revisions Log.

Data and reports that include previous statistical releases on Rail infrastructure, assets & environmental can be found on the National Archives.

If you have any questions or feedback on these statistics, please contact rail.stats@orr.gov.uk

Latest statistical release

Rail infrastructure and assets 2018-19
Rail infrastructure and assets 2018-19

Date published: 07 Nov 2019
Date next published: TBC

Key results

  • As a result of various electrification schemes across Great Britain, 6,012km of the mainline railway route is now electrified. This is 38% of all route km.
  • Three additional stations (Kenilworth, Maghull North and Corfe Castle) were served by mainline rail services in 2018-19, bringing the total to 2,566
  • The average age of rolling stock is 19.2 years, a 0.4 year decrease over the course of 2018-19. This is a result of the introduction of new rolling stock by several operators.