The UK rail network has over 16,000 km of track.
In a typical year, 86.3 million tonnes of freight are lifted on the rail network.
Last year, an astonishing 567km of track had its sleepers renewed.
In the last 12 months there were 1450 million passenger journeys on the UK rail network.
Clapham Junction (south London) is the busiest station in Britain.
On a typical autumn morning, 532 thousand passengers arrive into central London by rail.
The highest point on the network is the Druimuachder summit (Perth to Inverness mainline) at 1484 feet above sea level.
Last year, there were 633 telecoms failures (the lowest for six years).
There are over 50,000 bridges and tunnels on the UK rail network.
The longest railway tunnel in Britain (other than the Channel Tunnel) is the Severn Tunnel linking England with Wales. It’s an amazing 4.5 miles (7km) long.