Rail infrastructure and assets

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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 quality and methodology report and for information on any revisions, please see our Revisions Log.

We have also written a blog on passenger rolling stock fleet explaining what drives change in the average age and providing further details on the composition of the fleet.

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 2020-21
Rail infrastructure and assets 2020-21

Date published: 14 Oct 2021
Date next published: 20 Oct 2022

Key results

  • As a result of various electrification schemes across Great Britain, 6,045 km of the mainline railway route is now electrified. This is 37.9% of all route length.
  • In 2020-21, 179 new electrified track km was added to the network. This was due to electrification of Midland Main Line between Bedford and Corby.
  • Three new mainline stations (Bow Street, Horden and Kintore) opened in 2020-21, bringing the total number to 2,569 stations.
  • The average age of rolling stock for all passenger train operators is 17.1 years, which has decreased by 0.3 years since 2019-20.