Rail industry data
For people interested in the detail of rail data sources.
The rail industry is becoming more open, so there is lots of data around and much of it is freely available. Read about our approach to transparency.
For quick reference statistics, have a look at Britain's railway in numbers or read Britain’s future, Britain’s railway, our vision for the future of railways. Another good source of rail figures and statements is our press releases section, whilst our publications and reports contain more detail.
National Rail Enquiries data
As part of the rail industry's commitment to transparency, our National Rail Enquiries (NRE) team has made a selection of data feeds available for third party developers to create their own products and applications.
The data feeds are derived from three primary engines known as Darwin, Knowledgebase and the Online Journey Planner.
Technology Services data
Train companies create various types of data associated with the provision of their rail services, including fares, timetable and routeing data. They use this data to provide rail travel information to their customers in a variety of ways, including through approved websites, via mobile phone apps and at their stations through accredited retail systems.
Our Technology Services team is authorised to make this data available under licence to third parties on behalf of the train companies, in order to promote rail travel and encourage the wider distribution of accurate and consistent rail travel information on an impartial basis