You can find on this page the United Kingdom (UK) trains map to print and to download in PDF. The United Kingdom (UK) railways map presents the rail network and shows high speed rails routes of United Kingdom (UK) in Europe.
The United Kingdom (UK) rail map shows all the railway stations and lines of United Kingdom (UK) trains. This train map of United Kingdom (UK) will allow you to easily travel by train in showing the major rail routes and high speed rail routes of United Kingdom (UK) in Europe. The United Kingdom (UK) rail map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.
The rail network in the United Kingdom (UK) consists of two independent parts, that of Northern Ireland and that of Great Britain as its mentioned in the United Kingdom (UK) rail map. Since 1994, the latter has been connected to mainland Europe via the Channel Tunnel. The network of Northern Ireland is connected to that of the Republic of Ireland. The National Rail network of 10,072 route miles (16,116 km) in Great Britain and 189 route miles (303 route km) in Northern Ireland carries over 18,000 passenger and 1,000 freight trains daily. Urban rail networks exist in London, Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Cardiff, Belfast, Leeds and Liverpool.
Urban rail networks in the United Kingdom (UK) are also well developed in London and several other cities. There were once over 30,000 miles (48,000 km) of rail network in the United Kingdom (UK) as you can see in the United Kingdom (UK) rail map, however most of this was reduced over a time period from 1955 to 1975, much of it after a report by a government advisor Richard Beeching in the mid 1960s (known as the Beeching Axe).
Recent years have seen a revival the United Kingdom (UK), as in other countries, of trams together with light rail systems. Examples of these second generation of tram and light rail systems as its shown in the United Kingdom (UK) rail map include: Docklands Light Railway in east London, Tyne and Wear Metro in Tyne and Wear, Manchester Metrolink in Greater Manchester, Cardiff - Valley Lines, Edinburgh - First ScotRail, Glasgow - First ScotRail, Leeds - MetroTrain, Liverpool - Merseyrail, London - London Overground, Manchester - Northern Rail, Newcastle upon Tyne and Sunderland - Tyne and Wear Metro. They consist of several railway lines connecting city centre stations of major cities to suburbs and surrounding towns. Train services and ticketing are fully integrated with the national rail network and are not considered separate.