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Encyclopedia > List of companies operating trains in the United Kingdom

Due to historical differences the railway network of the United Kingdom is split into two independent systems: one on the island of Great Britain and one in Northern Ireland, which is closely linked to the railway system of the Republic of Ireland. See main articles for more details: Rail transport in Great Britain, Rail transport in Ireland Motto:  (Latin for Who will separate us?)[1] Anthem: UK: God Save the Queen Regional: (de facto) Londonderry Air Capital Belfast Largest city Belfast Official language(s) English (de facto), Ulster Scots, Irish3, Northern Ireland Sign Language, Irish Sign Language Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister of... Class 180 multiple unit of First Great Western at speed near Yate, Bristol. ... Most rail services in Ireland are provided by Iarnród Éireann in the Republic of Ireland, and by Northern Ireland Railways in Northern Ireland. ...

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Great Britain

In Great Britain, passenger train services are operated by a number of companies, referred to as Train Operating Companies or TOCs, normally on the basis of regional franchises awarded by the Department for Transport Rail Group, until 2005 this role was carried out by the Strategic Rail Authority. The infrastructure of the railways in England, Scotland, and Wales – including tracks, signalling, and stations – is owned and operated not by the train companies but by Network Rail, which took over responsibility from Railtrack in 2002. The actual trains used to operate the passenger service are owned by a small number of Rolling Stock Companies (ROSCOs) and are leased to the individual TOCs. In the United Kingdom, the Department for Transport is the government department responsible for the transport network. ... Categories: Stub ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... Motto: (Latin for No one provokes me with impunity)1 Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official language(s) English, Gaelic, Scots 2 Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister of the UK Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Jack McConnell MSP Unification    - by Kenneth I... Motto: (Welsh for Wales forever) Anthem: (Welsh for Land of My Fathers) Capital Cardiff (Caerdydd) Largest city Cardiff (Caerdydd) Official language(s) Welsh, English Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister of the UK Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Rhodri Morgan AM Unification    - by Gruffudd ap Llywelyn 1056... It has been suggested that safeworking be merged into this article or section. ... Passengers bustle around the typical grand edifice of Londons Broad Street Station in 1865. ... Network Rails logo Network Rail is a British not for dividend company limited by guarantee whose principal asset is Network Rail Infrastructure Limited, a company limited by shares. ... Railtrack was a group of companies which owned the tracks, signals, tunnels, bridges, level crossings and some stations of the British railway system from its formation in April 1994 until 2002. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ...


All the passenger train operating companies in Great Britain are privately owned. The majority of these own franchises to operate rail services on specific parts of the railway and come under the auspices of National Rail. However, due to the private nature of the railways in Great Britain, companies are able to bid for "slots" (specific parts of the overall National Rail timetable) to operate their own services - these operators are classed as open-access operators and are not franchise holders. Currently in Great Britain, there is one open-access operator, Hull Trains, with a second, Grand Central, due to start operating in 2007. A third company, Wrexham Shropshire and Marylebone Railway, is also bidding to run open-access services. In addition, there are operators that fall outside the purview of National Rail, which operate specific services which are recent additions to Britain's railways. The main examples are Eurostar, which operates via the Channel Tunnel, and Heathrow Express, which runs fast services to Heathrow Airport. In economics, a government-granted monopoly (also called a de jure monopoly) is a form of coercive monopoly in a government grants exclusive privilege to a private individual or firm to be the sole provider of a good or service; potential competitors are excluded from the market by law, regulation... Hull Trains is a train operating company in the United Kingdom, running up to six long distance services each day between London Kings Cross and Hull, calling at Grantham, Retford, Doncaster, Selby, Howden and Brough. ... The Grand Central Railway Company Ltd (Grand Central) is an open-access railway company that plans to run trains from Sunderland and Hartlepool to London from 2007. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD (or CE) era. ... The Wrexham Shropshire and Marylebone Railway is a newly formed railway company, which expects to run trains between Wrexham in Wales, to London in England. ... This article is about high-speed trains between London and Brussels / Paris. ... Map of the Channel Tunnel. ... Heathrow Express is a train service from Heathrow Airport to Paddington in central London operated by the Heathrow Express Operating Authority - a wholly owned subsidiary of BAA. The service is not part of the National Rail system, despite part of its journey sharing track with National Rail trains and terminating... London Heathrow Airport (IATA airport code: LHR, ICAO airport code: EGLL, and often simply Heathrow) is the United Kingdoms busiest and best-connected airport. ...


The government is in the process of amalgamating a number of franchises, to reduce the number of different operators. This process began in 2004 with the establishment of the Greater Eastern Franchise, consisting of all of the services into and out of London Liverpool Street station, which were taken over by 'one'. In April 2006, the Greater Western Franchise, under the name First Great Western, began operating services out of London Paddington and local services in the west of England, while the Integrated Kent Franchise, using the name Southeastern, took over services from Victoria, Charing Cross, Cannon Street and Blackfriars; Southeastern will also have responsibility for high speed domestic services operated on the CTRL from St Pancras. Further amalgamations will see an integrated south-west franchise (south-west England and the Isle of Wight), an East Midlands franchise, a West Midlands franchise and a Cross-Country franchise. A number of metropolitan railways on the network are operated by the local franchise holder in conjunction with the Passenger Transport Executive or other civic body responsible for administering public transport. One of these bodies, the Merseyside Passenger Transport Executive, is responsible for the only National Rail franchise not awarded by central government, namely the Merseyrail franchise. A second such franchise, London Overground, will be awarded by Transport for London to start in 2007. 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Liverpool Street station Liverpool Street station, also called London Liverpool Street, is a mainline railway station in the north eastern corner of the City of London, in the heart of the financial district, with entrances on Bishopsgate and Liverpool Street itself. ... 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Paddington station or London Paddington is the name of a major railway station in the Paddington area of London, which is the London terminus for long distance trains to the West of England and South Wales and some West London commuter services. ... Victoria Station concourse Victoria station is a London Underground and railway station in London, in the City of Westminster. ... The back of Charing Cross railway station showing the additions designed by Terry Farrell. ... Cannon Street is a National Rail and London Underground station in the City of London financial district of London, England. ... Blackfriars station is a London Underground and National Rail station complex in the City of London, England. ... Model showing the current redevelopment of the Kings Cross area with the Channel Tunnel Rail Link terminal behind the barrel vaulted St Pancras Station on the left. ... The Gothic Revival facade and clock tower of the disused Midland Hotel are the most visible part of St Pancras station. ... The Isle of Wight is an English island and county, off the southern English coast, to the south of the county of Hampshire. ... In the United Kingdom, Passenger Transport Executives (PTEs) are local government bodies which are responsible for public transport within large urban areas. ... The Merseyside Passenger Transport Executive (MPTE, or Merseytravel, as it is more commonly known) is the Passenger Transport Executive responsible for the coordination of public transport on Merseyside. ... Merseyrail is the name given to the electric commuter train network centred on Liverpool. ... London Overground [1] is the network of rail services in London, United Kingdom to be provided by the London Rail division of Transport for London (TfL) from 11 November 2007. ... Transport for London (TfL) is a local government body responsible for the transport system throughout the City of London and Greater London in England. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD (or CE) era. ...


The Association of Train Operating Companies is the coordinating body of the train operating companies in Great Britain and owns the National Rail brand which uses the former British Rail double-arrow logo and organises the common ticketing structure. At first glance it may look as if a large number of companies are involved in the UK's rail system. However, many of the train operating companies are in fact parts of larger companies which operate multiple franchises. The biggest are National Express Group, First Group, Virgin Trains and Arriva. External links Association of Train Operating Companies website UK Railcards National Rail Enquiries Categories: Rail stubs | Industry trade groups | Rail transport in Great Britain | Business and employer associations of the United Kingdom ... National Rail uses the BR double-arrow logo National Rail is a brand name of the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC). ... Logo of British Rail British Railways (BR), later rebranded as British Rail, ran the British railway system from the nationalisation of the Big Four British railway companies in 1948 until its privatisation in stages between 1994 and 1997. ... National Express Group plc (LSE: NEX) is a UK-based transport group that operates airport, bus and rail services in the UK, the US and Canada, Australia, Spain, Portugal and Morocco and long-distance coach routes across Europe. ... First Group PLC (LSE: FGP) is a British transport company operating in the United Kingdom, Ireland and North America, with headquarters in Aberdeen, Scotland. ... Virgin Trains is a train operating company in the United Kingdom. ... An Arriva train in Denmark Arriva plc is a UK-based international public transport operator and vehicle rental company, headquartered in Sunderland. ...


Northern Ireland

In Northern Ireland, passenger services were never part of British Rail. On the nationalisation of the railways in 1948, the Ulster Transport Authority was formed to administer all public transport in the province. In 1966, the UTA was split between its road and rail operations, with Ulster Transport Railways responsible for running Northern Ireland's rail network. Northern Ireland Railways continues to have responsibility, and remains the sole government owned railway operator in the United Kingdom, as a subsidiary of the government-owned public transport holding company Translink. In addition to its services within Northern Ireland, NIR also operates Enterprise, a service from Belfast-Dublin, in conjunction with Iarnród Éireann, the state railway company of the Republic of Ireland. Iarnród Éireann also operates one Commuter-branded cross-border service per week. As with railways throughout Ireland, the track in Northern Ireland is not standard gauge (1435mm), but is at a gauge of 5ft 3in (1600 mm). Motto:  (Latin for Who will separate us?)[1] Anthem: UK: God Save the Queen Regional: (de facto) Londonderry Air Capital Belfast Largest city Belfast Official language(s) English (de facto), Ulster Scots, Irish3, Northern Ireland Sign Language, Irish Sign Language Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister of... Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... UTAs logo The Ulster Transport Authority (UTA) ran rail and bus transport in Northern Ireland from 1948 until 1966. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... Northern Ireland Railways (NIR or NI Railways) – formerly, and very briefly, known as Ulster Transport Railways (UTR) – is the railway operator responsible for running the railway network in Northern Ireland. ... Skytrain Bangkok. ... Translink is brand name of the Northern Ireland Transport Holding Company (NITHCo), a public corporation of Northern Ireland charged to oversee the provision of public transport in the country. ... Enterprise is the cross-border train service between Dublin (Dublin Connolly) in the Republic of Ireland and Belfast (Belfast Central) in Northern Ireland. ... 1994: Iarnród Éireann Iarnród Éireann (IÉ; in English Irish Rail), is the national passenger railway system in Ireland. ... As railways developed and expanded one of the key issues to be decided was that of the rail gauge (the distance between the two rails of the track) which should be used. ... Rail gauge is the distance between the inner sides of the two parallel rails that make up a railway track. ...


Passenger Operators

Current passenger operators

Arriva Trains Wales Class 158.
Arriva Trains Wales Class 158.
First Great Western Class 180 Adelante.
First Great Western Class 180 Adelante.
Virgin Trains Class 390 Pendolino.
  1. ^ Formerly known as LTS Rail
  2. ^ To be dissolved and split between Silverlink, Virgin CrossCountry and Midland Mainline in 2007
  3. ^ Operated by Iarnród Éireann and Northern Ireland Railways on the Irish railway network
  4. ^ Will operate services from Sunderland to London King's Cross from 2007
  5. ^ To be amalgamated with some of Central Trains to form East Midland
  6. ^ Operates on the Irish railway network
  7. ^ To be split; Silverlink County to be amalgamated with some of Central Trains to form West Midland; Silverlink Metro to revert to control of TfL as part of London Overground
  8. ^ To amalgamate with Island Line to form South Western
  9. ^ To be amalgamated with some of Central Trains to form Cross Country

There are also several heritage lines and light rail systems. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1280x960, 625 KB) Arriva Trains Wales Class 158 DMU 158836 at platform 10 of Bristol Temple Meads station. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1280x960, 625 KB) Arriva Trains Wales Class 158 DMU 158836 at platform 10 of Bristol Temple Meads station. ... Class 158, no. ... Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 686 KB)BR Class 180, no. ... Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 686 KB)BR Class 180, no. ... Class 180, no. ... Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 697 KB)BR Class 390, no. ... Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 697 KB)BR Class 390, no. ... Class 390 no. ... An Arriva train in North Wales Class 158, no. ... For other uses, see C2C. c2c is a train operating company that provides train services, on a franchise basis, on the London, Tilbury & Southend line from Fenchurch Street in the City of London to East London and the entire length of the northern Thames Gateway area including Basildon, Chafford Hundred... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Chiltern Railways is a train operating company in England. ... Enterprise is the cross-border train service between Dublin (Dublin Connolly) in the Republic of Ireland and Belfast (Belfast Central) in Northern Ireland. ... This article is about high-speed trains between London and Brussels / Paris. ... First Capital Connect is a train operating company in England that began its passenger operations on the National Rail network at 02:00 BST 1 April 2006. ... First Great Western is the operating name of First Greater Western Ltd,[1] a British train operating company owned by First Group, which operates services in the west and south west of England and South Wales. ... First ScotRail is the brand under which First Group PLC runs its railway franchise to operate all domestic passenger services within Scotland, as well as the cross-border Caledonian Sleeper service to London, England. ... Gatwick Express is the brand name of a National Express Group-operated railway service offering a frequent shuttle service between Victoria station in London and Gatwick Airport in South East England. ... The Grand Central Railway Company Ltd (Grand Central) is an open-access railway company that plans to run trains from Sunderland and Hartlepool to London from 2007. ... GNER operates along the East Coast Main Line from London Kings Cross to Northern Scotland. ... Heathrow Connect is a train service in London, connecting Heathrow Airport with Paddington station. ... Heathrow Express is a train service from Heathrow Airport to Paddington in central London operated by the Heathrow Express Operating Authority - a wholly owned subsidiary of BAA. The service is not part of the National Rail system, despite part of its journey sharing track with National Rail trains and terminating... Hull Trains is a train operating company in the United Kingdom, running up to six long distance services each day between London Kings Cross and Hull, calling at Grantham, Retford, Doncaster, Selby, Howden and Brough. ... Merseyrail is the name given to the electric commuter train network centred on Liverpool. ... Midland Mainline (MML) is a British train operating company owned by the National Express Group, created after the privatisation of British Rail. ... Northern Rail is a train operating company that has operated local services in the north of England since 2004. ... Northern Ireland Railways (NIR or NI Railways) – formerly, and very briefly, known as Ulster Transport Railways (UTR) – is the railway operator responsible for running the railway network in Northern Ireland. ... ‘one’ is the brand name of London Eastern Railway Ltd, which operates local, suburban and express services from London Liverpool Street in the City of London to East and North London, Essex, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire and East Anglia, otherwise known as the Greater Anglia network. ... Silverlink Trains is a regional franchise in the British railway system with routes in suburban London and from London to Northampton. ... Southern is the latest name of the train operating company that took over from Connex South Central on the routes to South London, Surrey, and Sussex from Victoria and London Bridge. ... Southeastern is a train operating company that began operations in south-east England on 1 April 2006, replacing the former publicly-owned operator South Eastern Trains. ... South West Trains (SWT) is a Train Operating Company operating in the United Kingdom, providing train services to the south-west of London, chiefly in Greater London and the counties of Surrey, Hampshire, Dorset, Devon and Wiltshire (the area largely covered before 1923 by the London and South Western Railway... TransPennine Express (TPE) is a train operating company in the United Kingdom. ... A Class 220 Voyager at Bristol. ... Virgin West Coast is the part of Virgin Trains that operates express trains from London Euston. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD (or CE) era. ... Most rail services in Ireland are provided by Iarnród Éireann in the Republic of Ireland, and by Northern Ireland Railways in Northern Ireland. ... The East Midlands Franchise is a new National Rail franchise formed by the Department for Transport to operate passenger rail services in the East Midlands. ... The West Midlands Franchise is a new National Rail franchise formed by the Department for Transport to operate passenger rail services in the West Midlands. ... Transport for London (TfL) is a local government body responsible for the transport system throughout the City of London and Greater London in England. ... London Overground [1] is the network of rail services in London, United Kingdom to be provided by the London Rail division of Transport for London (TfL) from 11 November 2007. ... South Western is a rail franchise in the United Kingdom. ... The Cross-Country Franchise is a new National Rail franchise formed by the Department for Transport to operate passenger rail services on the Cross-Country Route. ... This list of British heritage and private railways is intended as a list of railways (railroads) in Britain. ... This article is about light rail systems in general. ...


Current passenger operators by parent company

Chiltern Railways Class 168 Clubman.
Chiltern Railways Class 168 Clubman.
Eurostar Class 373.
Eurostar Class 373.
'one' Class 90 locomotive.
Northern Ireland Railways Class 3000.
Northern Ireland Railways Class 3000.

Download high resolution version (1000x656, 219 KB)A Chiltern Railways Class 168 Clubman train terminates at Kidderminster station. ... Download high resolution version (1000x656, 219 KB)A Chiltern Railways Class 168 Clubman train terminates at Kidderminster station. ... A Chiltern Railways Clubman at Kidderminster station. ... I have permission from http://www. ... I have permission from http://www. ... Class 373 in Eurostar livery The British Rail Class 373 are electric multiple units closely related to the French TGV high-speed trains, which operate the Eurostar service from London Waterloo to Paris and Brussels, and the GNER White Rose service from Kings Cross to Leeds. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2048x1488, 401 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): British Rail List of companies operating trains in the United Kingdom British Rail Class 90 User:AA Milne... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2048x1488, 401 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): British Rail List of companies operating trains in the United Kingdom British Rail Class 90 User:AA Milne... Class 90/0, no. ... Image File history File links NI_train. ... Image File history File links NI_train. ... Class 3000 train The Class 3000 (C3 class) is a class of diesel multiple unit in service with Northern Ireland Railways. ... An Arriva train in Denmark Arriva plc is a UK-based international public transport operator and vehicle rental company, headquartered in Sunderland. ... An Arriva train in North Wales Class 158, no. ... An Arriva train in North Wales Arriva is a private company which runs public transport services throughout the United Kingdom. ... BAA plc is the owner and operator of seven major United Kingdom airports and operator of several airports worldwide, making the company one of the largest transport companies in the world. ... Heathrow Express is a train service from Heathrow Airport to Paddington in central London operated by the Heathrow Express Operating Authority - a wholly owned subsidiary of BAA. The service is not part of the National Rail system, despite part of its journey sharing track with National Rail trains and terminating... BAA plc is the owner and operator of seven major United Kingdom airports and operator of several airports worldwide, making the company one of the largest transport companies in the world. ... First Group PLC (LSE: FGP) is a British transport company operating in the United Kingdom, Ireland and North America, with headquarters in Aberdeen, Scotland. ... Heathrow Connect is a train service in London, connecting Heathrow Airport with Paddington station. ... First Group PLC (LSE: FGP) is a British transport company operating in the United Kingdom, Ireland and North America, with headquarters in Aberdeen, Scotland. ... First Great Western is the operating name of First Greater Western Ltd,[1] a British train operating company owned by First Group, which operates services in the west and south west of England and South Wales. ... First Capital Connect is a train operating company in England that began its passenger operations on the National Rail network at 02:00 BST 1 April 2006. ... First ScotRail is the brand under which First Group PLC runs its railway franchise to operate all domestic passenger services within Scotland, as well as the cross-border Caledonian Sleeper service to London, England. ... Hull Trains is a train operating company in the United Kingdom, running up to six long distance services each day between London Kings Cross and Hull, calling at Grantham, Retford, Doncaster, Selby, Howden and Brough. ... First Group PLC (LSE: FGP) is a British transport company operating in the United Kingdom, Ireland and North America, with headquarters in Aberdeen, Scotland. ... Keolis is a French transport group based in Paris. ... TransPennine Express (TPE) is a train operating company in the United Kingdom. ... The Grand Central Railway Company Ltd (Grand Central) is an open-access railway company that plans to run trains from Sunderland and Hartlepool to London from 2007. ... Brighton & Hove Bus Metrobus Scania OmniDekka 447 (YV03 RBF) Southern Class 171 Turbostar Thameslink Class 319 dual voltage unit The Go-Ahead Group is a rail and bus operating company that was created following the liberalisation of the UKs train and bus industries. ... Southern is the latest name of the train operating company that took over from Connex South Central on the routes to South London, Surrey, and Sussex from Victoria and London Bridge. ... Southeastern is a train operating company that began operations in south-east England on 1 April 2006, replacing the former publicly-owned operator South Eastern Trains. ... Chiltern Railways is a train operating company in England. ... Eurostar (U.K.) Limited or EUKL is the United Kingdom partner of Eurostar, responsible for the operation of the groups train services in Britain. ... An SNCF multiple unit. ... NMBS/SNCB trains in Antwerp-Central The NMBS (Dutch: Nationale Maatschappij der Belgische Spoorwegen) or SNCB (French: Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Belges, not to be confused with SNCF) is the Belgian national railway operator. ... This article is about high-speed trains between London and Brussels / Paris. ... 1994: Iarnród Éireann Iarnród Éireann (IÉ; in English Irish Rail), is the national passenger railway system in Ireland. ... Northern Ireland Railways (NIR or NI Railways) – formerly, and very briefly, known as Ulster Transport Railways (UTR) – is the railway operator responsible for running the railway network in Northern Ireland. ... Enterprise is the cross-border train service between Dublin (Dublin Connolly) in the Republic of Ireland and Belfast (Belfast Central) in Northern Ireland. ... National Express Group plc (LSE: NEX) is a UK-based transport group that operates airport, bus and rail services in the UK, the US and Canada, Australia, Spain, Portugal and Morocco and long-distance coach routes across Europe. ... For other uses, see C2C. c2c is a train operating company that provides train services, on a franchise basis, on the London, Tilbury & Southend line from Fenchurch Street in the City of London to East London and the entire length of the northern Thames Gateway area including Basildon, Chafford Hundred... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Gatwick Express is the brand name of a National Express Group-operated railway service offering a frequent shuttle service between Victoria station in London and Gatwick Airport in South East England. ... Midland Mainline (MML) is a British train operating company owned by the National Express Group, created after the privatisation of British Rail. ... ‘one’ is the brand name of London Eastern Railway Ltd, which operates local, suburban and express services from London Liverpool Street in the City of London to East and North London, Essex, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire and East Anglia, otherwise known as the Greater Anglia network. ... Silverlink Trains is a regional franchise in the British railway system with routes in suburban London and from London to Northampton. ... Serco Group plc is a business services company based in the London suburb of Richmond upon Thames. ... Double decker train at Amsterdam Central Station. ... Merseyrail is the name given to the electric commuter train network centred on Liverpool. ... Northern Rail is a train operating company that has operated local services in the north of England since 2004. ... Sea Containers House on the River Thames. ... GNER operates along the East Coast Main Line from London Kings Cross to Northern Scotland. ... A Stagecoach West Scotland vehicle in the UK Bus corporate livery. ... South West Trains (SWT) is a Train Operating Company operating in the United Kingdom, providing train services to the south-west of London, chiefly in Greater London and the counties of Surrey, Hampshire, Dorset, Devon and Wiltshire (the area largely covered before 1923 by the London and South Western Railway... Translink is brand name of the Northern Ireland Transport Holding Company (NITHCo), a public corporation of Northern Ireland charged to oversee the provision of public transport in the country. ... Northern Ireland Railways (NIR or NI Railways) – formerly, and very briefly, known as Ulster Transport Railways (UTR) – is the railway operator responsible for running the railway network in Northern Ireland. ... Refreshed Corporate logo of the Virgin Group introduced 2006 Usage of these images is restricted. ... Virgin Trains is a train operating company in the United Kingdom. ... Virgin Trains is a train operating company in the United Kingdom. ...

Defunct operating companies

A number of operating companies have ceased to exist for a number of reasons, including premature withdrawal of the franchise; the natural term of the franchise has expired; bankruptcy; or there has been a merger.

Franchise Operator Date ceased Replaced by
Anglia Railways GB Railways 1 April 2004 'one'
Arriva Trains Merseyside Arriva Group June 2003 Merseyrail Electrics
Arriva Trains Northern Arriva Group 12 December 2004 Split into Northern Rail and TransPennine Express
Connex South Central Connex 2001 Southern
Connex South Eastern Connex 9 November 2003 South Eastern Trains
First Great Eastern First Group 1 April 2004 'one'
First Great Western Link First Group 1 April 2006 Merged with First Great Western
First North Western First Group 12 December 2004 Split into Northern Rail and TransPennine Express
Island Line Stagecoach Group 3 February 2007 Merged with South West Trains
MTL MTL Holdings 1998 Arriva Trains Merseyside
ScotRail National Express Group 17 October 2004 First ScotRail
South Eastern Trains Strategic Rail Authority 1 April 2006 Southeastern
Thames Trains Go-Ahead Group 1 April 2004 First Great Western Link
Thameslink Govia 1 April 2006 First Capital Connect
West Anglia Great Northern Railway:
West Anglia Main Line and Lea Valley Lines
National Express Group 1 April 2004 'one'
West Anglia Great Northern Railway:
Great Northern and Fenline routes
National Express Group 1 April 2006 First Capital Connect
Wales and Borders National Express Group 7 December 2003 Arriva Trains Wales
Wales and West Prism Rail 14 October 2001 Split into Wales and Borders and Wessex Trains
Wessex Trains National Express Group 1 April 2006 Merged with First Great Western
Valley Lines National Express Group 14 October 2001 Merged with Wales and Borders

Anglia Railways was a British Train Operating Company, owned by GB Railways, which between January 1997 and March 2004 operated mainline trains out of London Liverpool Street station and a number of local rail services in East Anglia. ... April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... ‘one’ is the brand name of London Eastern Railway Ltd, which operates local, suburban and express services from London Liverpool Street in the City of London to East and North London, Essex, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire and East Anglia, otherwise known as the Greater Anglia network. ... An Arriva train in North Wales Arriva is a private company which runs public transport services throughout the United Kingdom. ... An Arriva train in Denmark Arriva plc is a UK-based international public transport operator and vehicle rental company, headquartered in Sunderland. ... June is the sixth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with a length of 30 days. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Merseyrail Electrics is the company name of the franchise holder of the Merseyrail service. ... An Arriva train in North Wales Arriva is a private company which runs public transport services throughout the United Kingdom. ... An Arriva train in Denmark Arriva plc is a UK-based international public transport operator and vehicle rental company, headquartered in Sunderland. ... December 12 is the 346th day (347th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 19 days remaining. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Northern Rail is a train operating company that has operated local services in the north of England since 2004. ... TransPennine Express (TPE) is a train operating company in the United Kingdom. ... Connex South Central was a short-lived train operating company in the United Kingdom. ... Connex may refer to: a brand name used by Veolia Transport a ficticious energy company in the film Syriana an earlier name of Vodafone Romania a private operator of the suburban railway system in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Connex Melbourne Category: ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Southern is the latest name of the train operating company that took over from Connex South Central on the routes to South London, Surrey, and Sussex from Victoria and London Bridge. ... A Class 423 4Vep unit in Connex South Eastern livery at Waterloo East in February 2003. ... Connex may refer to: a brand name used by Veolia Transport a ficticious energy company in the film Syriana an earlier name of Vodafone Romania a private operator of the suburban railway system in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Connex Melbourne Category: ... November 9 is the 313th day of the year (314th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 52 days remaining. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... South Eastern Trains (SET) is a British train operating company set up to provide train services in the south-east of England including Kent, parts of East Sussex, and the South-East London commuter routes. ... First Great Eastern was a successful railway company that operated suburban, local and medium distance train services from London Liverpool Street via Romford to Essex and Ipswich. ... 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First Capital Connect is a train operating company in England that began its passenger operations on the National Rail network at 02:00 BST 1 April 2006. ... wagn was a franchise operator of commuter train services out of London Kings Cross and Moorgate stations. ... The West Anglia Main Line is one of the two main lines which run from London Liverpool Street, the other being the Great Eastern Main Line. ... The Lea or Lee Valley Lines are three commuter lines and two branches in North East London, so named because they run along the valley of the River Lee (or Lea). ... National Express Group plc (LSE: NEX) is a UK-based transport group that operates airport, bus and rail services in the UK, the US and Canada, Australia, Spain, Portugal and Morocco and long-distance coach routes across Europe. ... 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Future Operators

Franchises

Wales and Borders Class 158 "Alphaline".
Wales and Borders Class 158 "Alphaline".

The companies to operate the following franchises has not been confirmed. Some may be taken on by existing companies. Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 666 KB)BR Class 158, no. ... Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 666 KB)BR Class 158, no. ... Class 158, no. ...

South Western is a rail franchise in the United Kingdom. ... Island Line is the smallest of the Train Operating Companies that make up Britain’s National Rail network. ... South West Trains (SWT) is a Train Operating Company operating in the United Kingdom, providing train services to the south-west of London, chiefly in Greater London and the counties of Surrey, Hampshire, Dorset, Devon and Wiltshire (the area largely covered before 1923 by the London and South Western Railway... The West Midlands Franchise is a new National Rail franchise formed by the Department for Transport to operate passenger rail services in the West Midlands. ... Silverlink Trains is a regional franchise in the British railway system with routes in suburban London and from London to Northampton. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The East Midlands Franchise is a new National Rail franchise formed by the Department for Transport to operate passenger rail services in the East Midlands. ... Midland Mainline (MML) is a British train operating company owned by the National Express Group, created after the privatisation of British Rail. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Liverpool is a major city and metropolitan borough in Merseyside, England, along the eastern side of the Mersey Estuary. ... Shown within Norfolk Geography Status: City (1195) Government Region: East of England Administrative County: Norfolk Area: - Total Ranked 322nd 39. ... The Cross-Country Franchise is a new National Rail franchise formed by the Department for Transport to operate passenger rail services on the Cross-Country Route. ... Virgin Trains is a train operating company in the United Kingdom. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Cardiff (English:  Welsh: ) is the capital of Wales and its largest city. ... Statistics Population: 50,154 Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: SO515405 Administration District: Herefordshire Region: West Midlands Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Herefordshire Historic county: Herefordshire Services Police force: West Mercia Fire and rescue: {{{Fire}}} Ambulance: West Midlands Post office and telephone Post town: HEREFORD Postal... For other uses, see Nottingham (disambiguation). ... This article is about the city in England. ... Terminal building, designed by Sir Norman Foster Stansted Airport is a medium-sized passenger airport with a single runway, located in the English county of Essex about thirty miles north of London. ... London Overground [1] is the network of rail services in London, United Kingdom to be provided by the London Rail division of Transport for London (TfL) from 11 November 2007. ... Silverlink Trains is a regional franchise in the British railway system with routes in suburban London and from London to Northampton. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... The East London Line is a line of the London Underground, coloured orange on the Tube map. ... InterCity East Coast is the name of an Intercity rail franchise in the United Kingdom operating primarily over the East Coast Main Line. ... GNER White Rose train at Kings Cross railway station Great North Eastern Railways (GNER) is a British train operating company (TOC) owned by Sea Containers Ltd. ... The East Coast Main Line viaduct at Durham. ...

Open Access

The Grand Central Railway Company Ltd (Grand Central) is an open-access railway company that plans to run trains from Sunderland and Hartlepool to London from 2007. ... The East Coast Main Line viaduct at Durham. ... The WCML running alongside the M1 motorway at Watford Gap in Northamptonshire A Virgin Pendolino and freight train on the WCML The West Coast Main Line (WCML) is one of the most important intercity railway lines in the United Kingdom, part of the British railway system. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Grand Union is a railway company that is planning to run trains along the West Coast Main Line from London Euston to Bradford Interchange via Huddersfield. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... The larger City of Bradford Metropolitan District includes other settlements in the surrounding area. ... The WCML running alongside the M1 motorway at Watford Gap in Northamptonshire A Virgin Pendolino and freight train on the WCML The West Coast Main Line (WCML) is one of the most important intercity railway lines in the United Kingdom, part of the British railway system. ... The Wrexham, Shropshire and Marylebone Railway (WSMR) is a newly formed railway company, which is planning to run trains from Wrexham, in North Wales, to London on an open-access basis under the name Wrexham & Shropshire. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... For other uses, see Wrexham (disambiguation). ... Shropshire (alternatively Salop or abbreviated Shrops) is an English county in the West Midlands region of the United Kingdom. ...

Railtours

DPS Class 55 locomotive pulling the VSOE British Pullman.
DPS Class 55 locomotive pulling the VSOE British Pullman.

The privatisation of British Rail allowed the introduction of open-access railways, in which companies, upon payment of a fee, could purchase individual slots on the mainline. This has led to the growth in companies offering charter trains, and to the railtour. Most railtour operators run services in part of the country; however, there are a handful that operate services nationwide. Usually, these will see a train made up of ex-BR rolling stock pulled by a hired locomotive from one of the freight companies. Occasionally, a preserved ex-BR locomotive that is certified to run on the mainline will be made available for such charters. Some of the major railtour companies include the following: Image File history File links VSOE_train. ... Image File history File links VSOE_train. ... British Rail assigned Class 55 to the twenty-two English Electric Type 5 express diesel locomotives built in 1961/2 and used for high-speed service on Britains East Coast Main Line between London Kings Cross and Edinburgh. ... A railtour is a nostalgic excursion using a preserved train. ...

Compass Tours is a British railtour organiser specialising in excursions with diesel locomotives like the class 47. ... The Deltic Preservation Society is a railway preservation group based in the United Kingdom dedicated to the preservation and restoration of the remaining Class 55 Deltic diesel locomotives operated by British Rail from the 1960s to the 1980s. ... Hertfordshire Rail Tours is a company that runs charter trains for enthusiasts, which is based in Hertfordshire. ... Pathfinder Tours is a railtour operating company operating in the United Kingdom. ... Class 37/4, no. ... Venice-Simplon Orient Express is the name given to the private railway company operating luxury train services across Europe using the name Orient Express. ... The Birmingham Railway Museum Trust in Birmingham, England operates two subsidiaries: Tyseley Locomotive Works and Vintage Trains. ...

Sea Links

A number of coastal railway stations in the United Kingdom serve to provide connections to ferry services to a number of destinations. Most of the ferry operators in these cases set their timetable to run in conjunction with the arrivals and departures of rail services from the stations serving the ferry terminals. A handful of these even offer integrated pricing for both rail and ferry travel - because the Island Line is part of the National Rail network, passengers can purchase tickets for travel to any of the stations on the Isle of Wight from any other station in Great Britain. This ticket also covers the cost of passage on the Wightlink catamaran from Portsmouth Harbour to Ryde Pier Head. Island Line is the smallest of the Train Operating Companies that make up Britain’s National Rail network. ... National Rail uses the BR double-arrow logo National Rail is a brand name of the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC). ... A Wightlink ferry and catamaran at the entrance to Portsmouth Harbour. ... Portsmouth Harbour railway station is a railway station in Portsmouth, located beside Gunwharf Quays in the citys harbour; home to the Royal Navy, and an important transport terminal. ... Ryde Pier Head railway station Serves the town of Ryde in the Isle of Wight External links Train times and station information for Ryde Pier Head railway station from National Rail Street map and aerial photo of Ryde Pier Head railway station from Multimap. ...


International Operations

There are two main international services which operate on the railways in the United Kingdom - Eurostar, which runs between London Waterloo, Paris Gare du Nord and Bruxelles Gare du Midi/Brussel Zuidstation through the Channel Tunnel, and Enterprise, which operates on the Irish network between Belfast Central and Dublin Connolly. A third service which is worth mentioning is Dutchflyer (GoLondon in the Netherlands). This is not a separate rail service in itself, as the others are, but a collaboration between 'one', Stena Line and Nederlandse Spoorwegen to provide an integrated rail/sea/rail service between eastern England (London Liverpool Street, Cambridge, Norwich) and The Netherlands (Amsterdam Centraal) using a single ticket. This article is about high-speed trains between London and Brussels / Paris. ... Facade of Waterloo Station, London Waterloo is a major train station and transport interchange located in the Waterloo district of London, which was itself named after the Battle of Waterloo in which Napoleon was defeated near Brussels. ... Main entrance to the Gare du Nord The Gare du Nord (meaning Northern Station) is one of the six large terminus stations of the SNCFs main line network in Paris. ... The exterior of Brussels South station Bruxelles-Midi / Brussel-Zuid (Brussels South) is a major railway station in Brussels, the capital city of Belgium. ... Map of the Channel Tunnel. ... Enterprise is the cross-border train service between Dublin (Dublin Connolly) in the Republic of Ireland and Belfast (Belfast Central) in Northern Ireland. ... Belfast Central railway station Serves Belfast City and the Harbour The Enterprise Service To Dublin Connelly Trains Operate Every 2 Hours. ... Dublin Connolly, commonly called Connolly station, is one of the main railway stations in Dublin, Ireland, and is a focal point in the Irish route network. ... Dutchflyer is the name given to an integrated passenger service between the United Kingdom and The Netherlands. ... ‘one’ is the brand name of London Eastern Railway Ltd, which operates local, suburban and express services from London Liverpool Street in the City of London to East and North London, Essex, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire and East Anglia, otherwise known as the Greater Anglia network. ... Stena Line is one of the worlds largest ferry operators, with ferry services around the UK and Scandinavia. ... Double decker train at Amsterdam Central Station. ... Liverpool Street station Liverpool Street station, also called London Liverpool Street, is a mainline railway station in the north eastern corner of the City of London, in the heart of the financial district, with entrances on Bishopsgate and Liverpool Street itself. ... The front of Cambridge station, showing the arms of several Cambridge Colleges Cambridge railway station is a railway station serving the city of Cambridge in Cambridgeshire, England. ... Norwich railway station A DBSO approaching Norwich station Norwich railway station is a railway station serving the city of Norwich in Norfolk. ... Amsterdam Centraal station at night Amsterdam Centraal (Asd) is the Centraal Station (Central Station) of Amsterdam. ...


A further international service is provided by Venice Simplon Orient Express. Although this is primarily a railtour operator, with special trains to various locations in the United Kingdom, it also operates the scheduled Orient Express service to destinations in Europe. This involves two separate trains; the British Pullman departs from London Victoria and terminates at Folkestone Harbour, where passengers transfer by coach through the Channel Tunnel to Calais; at Gare de Calais-Ville, they then join the Orient Express which then calls at various destinations including Paris, Vienna, Innsbruck, Venice and Rome. Poster advertising the Orient Express Orient Express is the name of a long-distance passenger train originally operated by the Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits. ... A railtour is a nostalgic excursion using a preserved train. ... Victoria Station concourse Victoria station is a London Underground and railway station in London, in the City of Westminster. ... Folkestone Harbour station is a railway station built to serve the port of Folkestone in Kent, and is one of three stations in the town. ... Gare de Calais-Ville is a mainline railway station serving the town of Calais in northern France. ...


Current freight operators

Class 37/0 no. ... See also Rail transport in Great Britain History of rail transport in Great Britain External links EWS website Categories: Rail stubs | British railway companies | TLAs ... Fastline is a railway freight operator. ... Class 47, no. ... Class 66 66713 Forest City on display at Crewe Works open day on 1 June 2003. ... Introduction Mendip Rail is an independent freight operating railway company in the Great Britain. ...

References

  • List of Train Operating Companies on the National Rail website
  • Colour-coded map showing operator(s) on each route (Large PDF)

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