List of railway lines in Great Britain


List of railway lines in Great Britain

: "This is a list of railway lines in Great Britain that are still in use. For closed lines, see List of closed railway lines in Great Britain."

High-speed main line

*High Speed 1

'Classic' main lines

*Cross-Country Route
*East Coast Main Line
*Great Eastern Main Line
*Great Western Main Line
*Midland Main Line
*West Coast Main Line

Railway lines in England

London

North London

*Hertford Loop Line
*Gospel Oak to Barking Line
*North London Line
*Northern City Line
*Lea Valley Lines
*Thameslink
*Watford DC Line

East London

*Romford to Upminster Line

outh London

*Bexleyheath Line
*Bromley North Line
*Catford Loop Line
*Dartford Loop
*Greenwich Line
*Hayes Line
*Hounslow Loop
*Nunhead to Lewisham link
*South London Lines
*Tattenham Corner Line
*Thameslink

West London

*Greenford Branch Line
*West London Line

outh-East England

Main lines

*Arun Valley Line
*Ashford to Ramsgate (via Canterbury West) line
*Brighton Main Line
*Chatham Main Line
*Cherwell Valley Line
*East Coastway
*Hastings Line
*Kent Coast Line
*North Downs Line
*London-Aylesbury Line
*Maidstone East Line
*Portsmouth Direct Line
*Redhill to Tonbridge Line
*South Eastern Main Line
*South Western Main Line
*Thameslink
*West Coastway
*West of England Main Line

Commuter lines

*Alton Line
*Ascot to Guildford line
*Bexleyheath Line
*Caterham Line
*Catford Loop Line
*Chessington Branch Line
*Dartford Loop
*Eastleigh-Fareham Line
*Eastleigh to Romsey Line
*Hampton Court Branch Line
*Hayes Line
*Hounslow Loop
*Marston Vale Line
*Mid-Kent Line
*New Guildford Line
*North Kent Line
*Nunhead to Lewisham link
*Oxted Line
*Sheerness Line
*Shepperton Branch Line
*Slough to Windsor & Eton Line
*South London Line
*Staines to Windsor & Eton Line
*Staines to Weybridge Line
*Sutton & Mole Valley Line
*Tattenham Corner Line
*Waterloo-Reading Line
*West London Line

Rural lines

*Henley Branch Line ("Regatta Line")
*Island Line, Isle of Wight
*Lymington Branch Line
*Marshlink Line
*Marston Vale Line
*Medway Valley Line
*Oxford to Bicester Line
*Princes Risborough to Aylesbury Line

East of England

The East of England region includes East Anglia, West Anglia, Essex, and North and East London.

Main lines

*Cambridge-King's Lynn "Fen" Line
*Cambridge-Norwich "Breckland" Line
*Colchester-Clacton Line
*Ely-Peterborough Line
*Ipswich-Ely Line
*London, Tilbury & Southend Line
*Hitchin-Cambridge Line
*Manningtree-Harwich "Mayflower" Line
*Thameslink
*West Anglia Main Line

Commuter lines

*Chingford Branch Line
*Lea Valley Lines
*Marston Vale Line
*Northern City Line
*Romford to Upminster Line
*Shenfield-Southend Victoria Line
*Witham-Braintree Line
*Hertford Loop Line
*Hertford East Branch Line
*Shenfield Metro

Rural lines

*Cambridge-Ipswich Line
*Crouch Valley Line
*East Suffolk Line
*Ipswich-Felixstowe Line
*Grantham-Skegness Line
*Gainsborough Line (Sudbury Branch Line)
*Norwich-Sheringham "Bittern" Line
*Peterborough-Lincoln Line
*Thorpe le Soken-Walton Line
*Wherry Lines
*St Albans Branch Line

outh-West England

Main lines

*Gloucester-Newport Line
*Exeter-Paignton Line
*Wessex Main Line
*West of England Main Line

Commuter lines

*Severn Beach Line

Rural lines

*Exeter-Barnstaple "Tarka" Line
*Exeter-Exmouth "Avocet" Line
*Golden Valley Line
*Heart of Wessex Line
*Looe Valley Line
*Par-Newquay "Atlantic Coast" Line
*St Ives Bay Line
*Tamar Valley Line
*Truro-Falmouth "Maritime" Line

Central England

Main lines

*Birmingham-Peterborough via Leicester Line
*Birmingham-Worcester via Bromsgrove Line
*Birmingham-Worcester via Kidderminster Line
*Chiltern Main Line
*Robin Hood Line
*Welsh Marches Line
*Wolverhampton-Shrewsbury Line

Commuter lines

*Birmingham-Rugeley "Chase" Line
*Birmingham-Stratford Line
*Birmingham-Walsall Line
*Coventry-Nuneaton Line
*Cross-City Line (Birmingham)
*Leicester-Loughborough "Ivanhoe" Line
*Northampton Loop Line
*Rugby-Birmingham-Stafford Line
*Stourbridge Junction-Stourbridge Town Line
*Walsall-Wolverhampton Line

Rural lines

*Cotswold Line
*Derwent Valley Line
*Leamington-Stratford Line
*Nottingham to Grantham Line
*Nottingham to Lincoln Line
*Leicester and Swannington Railway
*Oakham to Kettering Line
*Shrewsbury-Chester Line
*Crewe to Derby Line

Northern England

Main lines

*Hope Valley Line
*Chester-Manchester Line
*Liverpool-Manchester Line
*Manchester-Crewe Line
*Manchester-Preston Line
*Settle-Carlisle Railway

Commuter lines

*Airedale Line
*Caldervale Line
*Dearne Valley Line
*East Lancashire Line
*Hallam Line
*Harrogate Line
*Huddersfield Line
*Manchester-Crewe Line
*Manchester-Stoke-on-Trent Line
*Lancaster-Heysham Line
*Leeds-Bradford Lines
*Liverpool-Wigan Line
*Manchester-Glossop Line
*Manchester-Rochdale via Oldham Line
*Manchester-Southport Line
*Mid-Cheshire Line
*Northern Line (Merseyrail)
*Ormskirk Branch Line
*Pontefract Line
*Sheffield to Hull Line
*Sheffield to Lincoln Line
*Stockport to Stalybridge Line
*Styal Line
*Wakefield Line
*Warrington Link Line
*Wharfedale Line
*Wirral Line
*York & Selby Lines

Rural lines

*Barton Line
*Borderlands Line
*Buxton Line
*Cumbrian Coast Line
*Doncaster-Lincoln Line
*Durham Coast Line
*Esk Valley Line
*Furness Line
*Hull-York Line
*Leeds to Morecambe Line
*Oxenholme-Windermere Line
*Penistone Line
*Ribble Valley Line
*Tees Valley Line
*Tyne Valley Line
*Yorkshire Coast Line

Railway lines in Scotland

Main lines

*Ayrshire Coast Line
*Edinburgh to Aberdeen Line
*Fife Circle Line
*Glasgow-Edinburgh via Carstairs Line
*Glasgow-Edinburgh via Falkirk Line
*Glasgow South Western Line
*Highland Main Line

Glasgow commuter lines

*Argyle Line
*Ayrshire Coast Line
*Cathcart Circle Lines
*Croy Line
*Cumbernauld Line
*Inverclyde Line
*Maryhill Line
*Motherwell-Cumbernauld Line
*North Clyde Line
*Paisley Canal Line
*Shotts Line
*South Western Lines
*Whifflet Line

Edinburgh commuter lines

*Edinburgh-Bathgate Line
*Edinburgh Crossrail
*Edinburgh-Dunblane line
*North Berwick Line
*Shotts Line
*Waverley Line

Rural lines

*Aberdeen-Inverness Line
*Far North Line
*Kyle of Lochalsh Line
*West Highland Line

Railway lines in Wales

Main lines

*North Wales Coast Line
*South Wales Main Line
*Shrewsbury-Wrexham-Chester Line
*Welsh Marches Line

Cardiff commuter lines

*Butetown Branch Line
*Cardiff City Line
*Coryton Line
*Ebbw Valley Line
*Maesteg Line
*Merthyr Line
*Rhondda Line
*Rhymney Line
*Vale of Glamorgan Line

Rural lines

*Borderlands Line
*Cambrian Line
*Conwy Valley Line
*Heart of Wales Line
*West Wales Line

Closed lines

*See List of closed railway lines in Great Britain


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