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 2019-20
Rail infrastructure and assets 2019-20

Date published: 05 Nov 2020
Date next published: 14 Oct 2021

Key results

  • As a result of various electrification schemes across Great Britain, 6,049 km of the mainline railway route is now electrified. This is 38.0% of all route km.
  • In 2019-20, 251 new electrified track km was added to the network. This was related to the Lee Valley Rail Programme, and Great Western Electrification plan.
  • Four new mainline stations (Meridian Water, Robroyston, Warrington West, Worcestershire Parkway) opened in 2019-20, bringing the total number to 2,567 stations.
  • The average age of rolling stock for all train operators is 17.3 years, which has decreased 1.9 years since 2018-19. This is due to several operators introducing new rolling stock.