I am looking for a free/open data source for rail tracks of the UK network (the rail network as arcs - lines). I have all the train station points as lat long pairs.

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The UK open data site has datasets for both stations (which you have) and what they call the centre-lines of the railway track for the network. It is in a shapefile.



  • Thanks. It seems to be even available as shape file - see comment. Excellent!
    – cs0815
    Oct 25, 2015 at 12:34
  • Csetzkom - good to hear you were able to find what you need! Oct 26, 2015 at 17:38
  • only pain is that it is in easting northing - bit more work (-:
    – cs0815
    Oct 26, 2015 at 18:05
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    All these links seem to be broken I cannot add the WFS to ArcPro.
    – Hornbydd
    Apr 5, 2019 at 9:39

OSM data for England could be useful


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