Total length of electrified railway by year

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Dear Office of Rail and Road,

I am attempting to show the trend of railway electrification per year, however there is a discrepancy in the statistics.

Table TSGB0601 (RAI0101) has the columns "Totral route" and "Electrified route" but this does not tally with the figures for total/electrified track in the Network Rail Annual Returns.

Can I request a table showing the total number of electrified track kilometres going back as far as records exist?

Ideally, I am looking to establish the volume of annual electrification since 1900, so any data that you can provide would be useful.

Yours faithfully,

Gareth Dennis

CCT Contact, Office of Rail and Road

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Dear Mr Dennis,

 

Thank you for your email of 27^th September requesting information
relating to the total number of electrified track kilometres going back to
1900.

 

We are handling your request under the terms of the Freedom of Information
Act 2000 (the Act).  Under the terms of the Act you are entitled to a
response within 20 working days of receipt. We aim to provide a response
no later than 25th October. If we cannot meet this deadline we will let
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From: Gareth Dennis <[FOI #522187 email]>
Sent: 27 September 2018 11:34 AM
To: CCT Contact <[email address]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Total length of electrified
railway by year

 

Dear Office of Rail and Road,

I am attempting to show the trend of railway electrification per year,
however there is a discrepancy in the statistics.

Table TSGB0601 (RAI0101) has the columns "Totral route" and "Electrified
route" but this does not tally with the figures for total/electrified
track in the Network Rail Annual Returns.

Can I request a table showing the total number of electrified track
kilometres going back as far as records exist?

Ideally, I am looking to establish the volume of annual electrification
since 1900, so any data that you can provide would be useful.

Yours faithfully,

Gareth Dennis

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Dear Mr Dennis.

 

Thank you for your email of 27th September requesting information relating
to the total number of electrified track kilometres going back to 1900.

 

We have considered your request under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (FOIA 2000).

 

Table TSGB0601 (RAIL0101), appears to be part of a series published by the
Department for Transport (DfT)
([1]https://www.gov.uk/government/statistica...)
drawing together different sources of rail industry information. We note
that this table draws from a table on the ORR’s data portal
“Infrastructure on the railways - Table 2.52”
[2]http://dataportal.orr.gov.uk/displayrepo...
and the data on total route and electrified route matches between the
tables.

 

The Network Rail Annual Return has various breakdowns of track km into
things like linespeed capability, gauge etc. The total track km is also
published in our portal. Again the figures match between the two sources.

 

The discrepancy to which you refer is presumably between route and track
kilometres, but these are two different measures and so we would not
expect them to be the same. Route kilometres is a measure of the extent of
the network, whereas track km is the total length of track on that
network. For example, if there was a train line between station A and
station B 100km apart, that would be 100km of route. However if that line
was double tracked, there would be 200km track km. Therefore the track km
would always be expected to be higher than the route km. Network Rail
typically use the track km measure as it is the actual amount of
infrastructure they have to maintain.

 

Unfortunately we do not have any further information on electrified track
other than what is published on the portal. Given that the DfT table goes
back to 1900, you may wish to contact DfT and also Network Rail
[3]https://www.networkrail.co.uk/ as they are best placed to advice you on
whether or not they have further information/records available.

 

You may wish to be aware that the maintenance of this type of records/data
will have changed significantly over the last 100 years and as such, they
might not have  extra information that goes beyond that which is already
published.

 

Should you have any further enquiries regarding your request, please
contact the Customer Correspondence Team.

 

Your rights of appeal under FoIA 2000

 

If you are not satisfied in any way with how your request has been
handled, you have the right to ask for an internal review. Internal review
requests should be submitted within two months of the date of this email,
and should be addressed to the Board Secretariat at:

 

Office of Rail and Road

One Kemble Street

London

WC2B 4AN

 

Email: [email address]

 

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you may
apply directly to the Information Commissioner (IC) for a decision.
Generally the IC cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the
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The Information Commissioner’s Office

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Tel: 0303 123 1113

E-mail: [email address]

Website: http://www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

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From: Gareth Dennis <[FOI #522187 email]>
Sent: 27 September 2018 11:34 AM
To: CCT Contact <[email address]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Total length of electrified
railway by year

 

Dear Office of Rail and Road,

I am attempting to show the trend of railway electrification per year,
however there is a discrepancy in the statistics.

Table TSGB0601 (RAI0101) has the columns "Totral route" and "Electrified
route" but this does not tally with the figures for total/electrified
track in the Network Rail Annual Returns.

Can I request a table showing the total number of electrified track
kilometres going back as far as records exist?

Ideally, I am looking to establish the volume of annual electrification
since 1900, so any data that you can provide would be useful.

Yours faithfully,

Gareth Dennis

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CCT Contact, Office of Rail and Road

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Dear Mr Dennis.

 

Thank you for your email of 27th September requesting information relating
to the total number of electrified track kilometres going back to 1900.

 

We have considered your request under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (FOIA 2000).

 

Table TSGB0601 (RAIL0101), appears to be part of a series published by the
Department for Transport (DfT)
([1]https://www.gov.uk/government/statistica...)
drawing together different sources of rail industry information. We note
that this table draws from a table on the ORR’s data portal
“Infrastructure on the railways - Table 2.52”
[2]http://dataportal.orr.gov.uk/displayrepo...
and the data on total route and electrified route matches between the
tables.

 

The Network Rail Annual Return has various breakdowns of track km into
things like linespeed capability, gauge etc. The total track km is also
published in our portal. Again the figures match between the two sources.

 

The discrepancy to which you refer is presumably between route and track
kilometres, but these are two different measures and so we would not
expect them to be the same. Route kilometres is a measure of the extent of
the network, whereas track km is the total length of track on that
network. For example, if there was a train line between station A and
station B 100km apart, that would be 100km of route. However if that line
was double tracked, there would be 200km track km. Therefore the track km
would always be expected to be higher than the route km. Network Rail
typically use the track km measure as it is the actual amount of
infrastructure they have to maintain.

 

Unfortunately we do not have any further information on electrified track
other than what is published on the portal. Given that the DfT table goes
back to 1900, you may wish to contact DfT and also Network Rail
[3]https://www.networkrail.co.uk/ as they are best placed to advice you on
whether or not they have further information/records available.

 

You may wish to be aware that the maintenance of this type of records/data
will have changed significantly over the last 100 years and as such, they
might not have  extra information that goes beyond that which is already
published.

 

Should you have any further enquiries regarding your request, please
contact the Customer Correspondence Team.

 

Your rights of appeal under FoIA 2000

 

If you are not satisfied in any way with how your request has been
handled, you have the right to ask for an internal review. Internal review
requests should be submitted within two months of the date of this email,
and should be addressed to the Board Secretariat at:

 

Office of Rail and Road

One Kemble Street

London

WC2B 4AN

 

Email: [email address]

 

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you may
apply directly to the Information Commissioner (IC) for a decision.
Generally the IC cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the
complaints procedure provided by ORR. The IC can be contacted at:

 

The Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire SK9 5AF

 

Tel: 0303 123 1113

E-mail: [email address]

Website: http://www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

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[4]Description: Team
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0207 282 2000

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From: Gareth Dennis <[FOI #522187 email]>
Sent: 27 September 2018 11:34 AM
To: CCT Contact <[email address]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Total length of electrified
railway by year

 

Dear Office of Rail and Road,

I am attempting to show the trend of railway electrification per year,
however there is a discrepancy in the statistics.

Table TSGB0601 (RAI0101) has the columns "Totral route" and "Electrified
route" but this does not tally with the figures for total/electrified
track in the Network Rail Annual Returns.

Can I request a table showing the total number of electrified track
kilometres going back as far as records exist?

Ideally, I am looking to establish the volume of annual electrification
since 1900, so any data that you can provide would be useful.

Yours faithfully,

Gareth Dennis

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be delayed.

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