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Length of route 1842-1901
Length of route since 1962

1902
a35,650 [1]
1903
a36,106 [1]
1904
a36,426 [1]
1905
a36,769 [1]
1906
a37,116 [1]
1907
a37,189 [1]
1908
a37,345 [1]
1909
a37,466 [1]
1910
a37,638 [1a]
1911
a37,686 [1]
1912
a37,724 [1]
1913
a38,170 [1]
1914
a38,143 [1]
1915
a38,156 [1]
1919
a38,180 [1]
1920
a38,196 [1b]
1921
a38,180 [1]
1923
b31,072 [2]
1929
b31,096 [2]
1930
b31,101 [2a]
1931
b31,115 [2]
1932
b31,102 [2]
1933
c32,562 [2b]
1934
c32,534 [3]
1935
c32,432 [3]
1936
c32,382 [4]
1937
c32,316 [5]
1938
c32,198 [6]
1939
d32,158 [3]
1941
d32,032 [3]
1942
d32,013 [3]
1943
d32,010 [3]
1944
d31,994 [3]
1945
d31,966 [3]
1946
d31,963 [3]
1947
e31,606
1948
e31,593
1949
e31,500
1950
e31,336
1951
f31,152
1952
f31,022
1953
f30,935
1954
e30,821
1955
e30,676 [7]
1956
e30,618 [8]
1957
e30,521 [9]
1958
e30,333 [10]
1959
e29,877 [11]
1960
e29,562 [12]
1961
e28,812 [13]


Notes

Figures to 1946 inc. exclude minor lines, London Underground and Irish railways unless otherwise shown
Figures from 1947 inc. include all British railways nationalised on 1 January 1948 except London Underground
Irish railways are excluded from all figures after 1921
[1] Figure includes minor lines, London Underground and Irish railways
[1a] Figure for Great Britain including London Underground and minor lines in 1910 was 32,164km
[1b] Figure for Great Britain including London Underground and minor lines in 1920 was 32,657km
[2] Figure is for main line companies (GWR, LMS, LNER, SR) only, excluding minor lines
[2a] Figure for Great Britain including London Underground and minor lines in 1930 was 32,818km
[2b] Figure includes minor lines. Comparative figure for main line companies in 1933 was 31,083km
[3] Figure includes minor lines but excludes London Underground
[4] Figure includes minor lines. Comparative figure for main line companies in 1936 was 30,928km
[5] Figure includes minor lines. Comparative figure for main line companies in 1937 was 30,864km
[6] Figure includes minor lines. Comparative figure for main line companies in 1938 was 30,790km
[7] Passenger lines 23,820km
[8] Passenger lines 23,612km
[9] Passenger lines 23,532km
[10] Passenger lines 23,261km
[11] Passenger lines 22,632km
[12] Passenger lines 22,314km
[13] Passenger lines 21,972km

Sources

a The Railway Yearbook, 1923 (Board of Trade: Railway returns)
b Railway Research Service: The main line railways of Great Britain, 1923-1933
c Ministry of Transport: Railway returns, 1938
d Railway Handbook, 1947-1948 (Ministry of Transport: Railway returns)
e British Transport Commission: Annual reports
f Department for Transport: Transport statistics, Great Britain



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