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Encyclopedia > South West Trains
Franchise(s): South Western
February 1996 – February 2003
February 2003 – 3. February 2007
4 February 2007 – February 2017
Main region(s): Greater London
Other region(s): Surrey, Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire, Somerset, Devon
Fleet size: 339 (345 including Island Line)
11 Class 158 Express Spirnter sets
30 Class 159 South Western Turbo sets
45 Class 444 Desiro sets
127 Class 450 Desiro sets
91 Class 455 sets
30 Class 458 Juniper sets
1 Class 960 Route-Learning locamotive
3 Class 73 Rescue electro-diesel locomotive
2 Class 421 3Cig sets
(6 Class 483 - Island line sets)
Stations called at: 213 (177 operated)
National Rail abbreviation: SW
Parent company: Stagecoach Group
Web site: www.southwesttrains.co.uk

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, Somerset, Berkshire and Wiltshire (the area largely covered before 1923 by the London and South Western Railway company, hence the new company's name). Image File history File links South_West_Trains_logo. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 1293 KB) A pair of South West Trains class 450 multiple unit trains at London Waterloo station on 27 August 2005. ... Greater London is the top-level administrative subdivision covering London, England. ... This article is about the English county. ... For other uses, see Hampshire (disambiguation). ... Dorset (pronounced DOR-sit or [dɔ.sət], and sometimes in the past called Dorsetshire) is a county in the south-west of England, on the English Channel coast. ... Not to be confused with Wilshire. ... This article is about the county of Somerset in England. ... For other uses, see Devon (disambiguation). ... 158842 at Doncaster on 4th September 2007 158904 in Metro livery at Doncaster on 3rd November 2007 A British Rail Class 158 Express Sprinter is a diesel multiple unit, built from 1989-92 by BREL at Derby Works. ... The British Rail Class 159 Express Sprinter (also known as South Western Turbo by Network South East) is a diesel multiple unit, built from 1992-93 by BREL at Derby Works. ... Class 444, no. ... Class 450 at Woking The British Rail Class 450 third rail DC EMU began service during 2004. ... Refurbished South West Trains Class 455. ... Class 458, no. ... The British Rail Class 960 was reserved for former diesel multiple units converted for departmental use, and former electrical multiple units rebuilt as test trains. ... Class 73, no. ... Class 421/3, no. ... Class 483, no. ... Stagecoach Group plc (LSE: SGC) is a leading international transport group operating bus, train, tram, express coach and ferry operations. ... 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. ... For other uses, see Train (disambiguation). ... Greater London is the top-level administrative subdivision covering London, England. ... This article is about the English county. ... For other uses, see Hampshire (disambiguation). ... Dorset (pronounced DOR-sit or [dɔ.sət], and sometimes in the past called Dorsetshire) is a county in the south-west of England, on the English Channel coast. ... For other uses, see Devon (disambiguation). ... This article is about the county of Somerset in England. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Not to be confused with Wilshire. ... Waterloo Station The London and South Western Railway (L&SWR) was a railway company in England from 1840 to 1923. ...


Legally known as Stagecoach South Western Trains Limited, the parent company of SWT is Stagecoach Group which also owns East Midlands Trains and 49% of the Virgin Trains franchise. The SWT franchise is stated as being the most complicated train operating company to operate because of the vast number of services which are stated below. Stagecoach Group plc (LSE: SGC) is a leading international transport group operating bus, train, tram, express coach and ferry operations. ... Norwich will be at the eastern tip of the franchise area. ... Virgin Trains is a train operating company in the United Kingdom, which currently provides services from London Euston to the North West, West Midlands and Scotland on the West Coast Main Line. ... National Rail uses the BR double arrow logo National Rail is a brand name describing the passenger rail service previously provided by British Rail, the now defunct UK state-owned rail operator. ...

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SWT since privatisation

A wholly owned subsidiary of the Stagecoach Group, SWT took over the operation of the old British Rail Southern Region's South Western division following the privatisation of British Rail in 1996. At the time they started modifying the Network SouthEast livery of its rolling stock to one with an added orange stripe as this was an easy modification of the trains' existing British Rail Network SouthEast livery and also because the stripes looked similar to Stagecoach's bus livery, but since 1998 it has standardised on a trio of slight variations - mainly white for long-distance services, mainly blue for outer-suburban services, and a mainly red livery for metro services which has been applied to the Class 455 electric multiple units as they were refurbished. Since privatisation a number of initiatives have been undertaken including refurbishing stations, better access for disabled people, and better customer information displays at stations. Stagecoach Group plc (LSE: SGC) is a leading international transport group operating bus, train, tram, express coach and ferry operations. ... This article is about the defunct entity British Railways, which later traded as British Rail. The History of rail transport in Great Britain is covered in its own article. ... The privatisation of British Rail was the result of the Railways Act 1993 introduced by John Majors Conservative government. ... A train in NSE livery Network SouthEast (NSE) was a sector of British Rail that principally operated commuter trains in the London area, and was formed in 1986 when BR was sectorised. ... Refurbished South West Trains Class 455. ... This article is about Multiple Units vehicles. ...


Recent developments include the introduction of new rail services and the reopening of Chandler's Ford station in Hampshire. At the end of 2004 the company completely recast its timetable for the first time since 1967 in an attempt to bring service provision into line with changing demand and to take into account the different characteristics of modern rolling stock, with the intention that this would improve reliability and punctuality across the network. , Chandlers Ford (aka The Ford) is a largely residential area in the borough of Eastleigh in southern England. ... For other uses, see Hampshire (disambiguation). ...


A complete smoking ban on all SWT services was introduced from May 2004, partially in response to a fire caused by a cigarette being disposed of near a heater under a seat. In addition, there are restrictions on the carriage of bicycles: non-folding bicycles are banned from early morning and evening trains to and from London Waterloo, which has drawn criticism from integrated transport advocates and cyclists alike. The company justifies this policy by pointing out that many trains are extremely crowded during the rush hour, and that bicycles take up as much space as several people. For other uses, see Bicycle (disambiguation). ...


Extension and renewal of franchise

The South Western franchise now includes Island Line
The South Western franchise now includes Island Line

The South West Trains franchise was initially renewed for four years from February 2003. This was followed on 22 September 2006 by Stagecoach Group's winning of the right to operate the newly-enlarged South Western franchise for a further ten years until 2017.[1]


Competing bids for the franchise had been made by Arriva, First Group and a partnership between MTR Corporation and National Express Group (originally GNER). An Arriva train in Denmark Arriva plc is a UK-based international public transport operator and vehicle rental company, headquartered in Sunderland. ... FirstGroup plc (LSE: FGP) is a Scottish transport company operating in the United Kingdom, Ireland and North America, with headquarters in Aberdeen. ... This article is about the metro system operator. ... 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. ... 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. ...


This enlarged franchise started on 4 February 2007 and incorporated the formerly independent Island Line on the Isle of Wight. The legal name of the company has also changed from South West Trains Ltd to Stagecoach South Western Trains Ltd - although the trading name has remained unchanged. For other uses, see Island Line. ...


Train Services

The vast majority of SWT's services are on electrified lines using the 750 V DC third-rail system. There is a relatively small diesel fleet for services on the West of England line to Exeter and Bristol. SWT operates up to 1690 trains per day. Due to the high volume of trains and years of under-investment, delays were commonplace and often led to passenger angst. Initiatives to improve performance have borne fruit and services are generally reliable. These include the introduction of a completely re-structured timetable in December 2004 and the commissioning of a unified Network Rail and SWT control centre at Waterloo, which aims to improve communication between the different organisations responsible for the operation of the railway. The volt is the SI derived unit for electric potential and voltage (derived from the ampere and watt). ... Direct current (DC or continuous current) is the continuous flow of electricity through a conductor such as a wire from high to low potential. ... Third rail at the West Falls Church Metro stop in Washington, D.C., electrified to 750 volts. ... For other uses, see Angst (disambiguation). ... 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. ... For other uses, see Waterloo station (disambiguation). ...


The hub of the network is London Waterloo station, SWT's London terminus. It connects London to the southern and western area of England; a major portion of the company's services is also concerned with suburban commuter lines in south-west London. For other uses, see Waterloo station (disambiguation). ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ...


Main lines

A Class 444 Desiro unit used by SWT for longer-distance services.
A Class 444 Desiro unit used by SWT for longer-distance services.
A Class 455 suburban unit at Wimbledon.
A Class 455 suburban unit at Wimbledon.

There are five main lines operated by SWT: Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 692 KB)BR Class 444, no. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 692 KB)BR Class 444, no. ... Class 444, no. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 875 KB) South West Trains Class 455 electric multiple unit number 455732 on a stopping service to Woking via Surbiton at Wimbledon Station on 24 October 2005. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 875 KB) South West Trains Class 455 electric multiple unit number 455732 on a stopping service to Woking via Surbiton at Wimbledon Station on 24 October 2005. ... Refurbished South West Trains Class 455. ... Wimbledon station is a National Rail, London Underground, and Tramlink station located in Wimbledon in the London Borough of Merton. ...

The South Western Main Line is the railway line from London Waterloo to Weymouth on the Dorset coast. ... Southampton Central railway station is a main line railway station serving the city of Southampton in Hampshire, southern England. ... Bournemouth railway station. ... Weymouth railway station is a railway station serving the town of Weymouth in Dorset. ... Weymouth railway station is a railway station serving the town of Weymouth in Dorset. ... Poole railway station is a railway station on the South Western Main Line serving the town of Poole in Dorset, England. ... The Portsmouth Direct Line is a service operated by South West Trains between runs from London Waterloo and Portsmouth Harbour. ... Guildford railway station serves the town of Guildford in Surrey, England. ... Haslemere railway station is a busy stop on the Portsmouth Direct Line, serving the town of Haslemere, Surrey. ... Woking railway station is a railway station in England, serving the town of Woking, Surrey. ... The West of England Main Line is the British railway line from London Waterloo to Exeter. ... Exeter Central railway station is the smaller of Exeters main railway stations, but is the most conveniently located. ... Paignton railway station is the railway station serving Paignton in Devon. ... Plymouth station Plymouth railway station serves the city of Plymouth, Devon, UK. It is the largest of the six railway stations in the city, and the only one served by Intercity trains. ... Penzance Station serves the town of Penzance, Cornwall, UK. The station is the terminus of the Great Western Main Line from London though the Westcountry. ... Basingstoke railway station is a railway station in the town of Basingstoke in the county of Hampshire in England. ... The Wessex Main Line is the railway line from Bristol Temple Meads to Southampton. ... Southampton Central railway station is a main line railway station serving the city of Southampton in Hampshire, southern England. ... Exterior of Salisbury railway station Salisbury Station is a railway station serving the city of Salisbury, UK. The station is the crossing point of the West of England Main Line between London and Exeter and the Wessex Main Line between Bristol and Southampton. ... The original station (left) closed in 1965. ... 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. ... Portsmouth Harbour railway station is a railway station in Portsmouth, England. ... Basingstoke railway station is a railway station in the town of Basingstoke in the county of Hampshire in England. ... Eastleigh railway station is a railway station located in Eastleigh in the county of Hampshire in England. ...

Suburban services

Suburban services diverge from the above routes. Taken in order westwards from Waterloo, travelling down the SWML, they are:

The Waterloo to Reading Line is one of the suburban railway lines operated by South West Trains (SWT) in England. ... London Waterloo Vauxhall London Victoria Grosvenor Bridge Chatham Main Line Queenstown Road (Battersea) Chatham Main Line Battersea Park West London Line Clapham Junction To Wandsworth Town South Western Main Line and Brighton Main Line Clapham Junction railway station is in Battersea in the London Borough of Wandsworth. ... The Hounslow Loop Line is a railway line in southwest London, operated by South West Trains. ... Barnes railway station is in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, in south London, and is in Travelcard Zone 3. ... Whitton railway station is in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, in south London, and is in Travelcard Zone 5. ... Feltham railway station is a railway station situated in Feltham, in the London Borough of Hounslow. ... Windsor and Eton Riverside station is one of two stations in Windsor, Berkshire - the other being Windsor and Eton Central railway station. ... Staines railway station is a railway station situated in Staines, Surrey. ... The level crossing at Chertsey railway station. ... Trains from Weybridge (left) and Reading (right) await departure for London Waterloo at Virginia Water Virginia Water railway station serving the village of Virginia Water, Surrey in the United Kingdom, is operated by South West Trains. ... Weybridge railway station serves the town of that name. ... Ascot railway station is a railway station in the town of Ascot in Berkshire in England. ... Ash Vale station is a junction of the London to Alton Railway and the Ascot to Guildford via Camberley line. ... Camberley railway station is a railway station in the town of Camberley in Surrey in England. ... The Sutton & Mole Valley Line is the name given to the commuter services in south London, Surrey and West Sussex operated by Southern from London Victoria and London Bridge to Horsham via Sutton and Dorking. ... Raynes Park railway station is in the London Borough of Merton in South London. ... Dorking railway station is a railway station is one of three stations that serve the town of Dorking in Surrey, England (one of the other two being Dorking West). ... Epsom railway station is the main railway station for Epsom in the county of Surrey. ... The Chessington Branch is a branch of railway line which runs from Motspur Park to Chessington South. ... Motspur Park railway station is in the London Borough of Merton in South London. ... Guildford railway station is a railway station in the town of Guildford in Surrey in England. ... The entrance to the station Leatherhead railway station is a railway station serving the town of Leatherhead in Surrey. ... The Kingston Loop Line is a rail route that serves South West London. ... New Malden railway station is in the London Borough of Kingston upon Thames in South London. ... Twickenham railway station is in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, in south London, and is in Travelcard Zone 5. ... Shepperton railway station is in the Spelthorne district of Surrey. ... Teddington railway station in 2005 Teddington railway station is located in Teddington in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, in south west London, and is in Travelcard Zone 6. ... The New Guildford Line, now operated by South West Trains, is a commuter line between London and Guildford. ... Guildford railway station is a railway station in the town of Guildford in Surrey in England. ... Cobham & Stoke DAbernon railway station is situated in the village of Stoke dAbernon in Surrey, England. ... Surbiton railway station is in the London Borough of Kingston upon Thames in South London. ... Entrance to Hampton Court station Hampton Court railway station is in the Elmbridge district of Surrey. ... Surbiton railway station is in the London Borough of Kingston upon Thames in South London. ... The Alton Line is a line of railway stations in the south of England, stretching from Alton to Ash Vale, served by South West Trains passenger services. ... Brookwood Railway Station was constructed to serve the adjacent cemetery and was at one stage served by its own station at London for the funeral trains. ...

Other services

Exterior of Salisbury railway station Salisbury Station is a railway station serving the city of Salisbury, UK. The station is the crossing point of the West of England Main Line between London and Exeter and the Wessex Main Line between Bristol and Southampton. ... , Romsey railway station serves the town of Romsey in the county of Hampshire in England. ... Southampton Central railway station is a main line railway station serving the city of Southampton in Hampshire, southern England. ... Chandlers Ford station building and platform Chandlers Ford railway station is a station in Hampshire in the United Kingdom. ... Totton railway station is a railway station serving the town of Totton, west of Southampton. ... The Lymington Flyer is the name given to rail service operated over the branch line from Brockenhurst to Lymington. ... Brockenhurst railway station. ... BR 3Cig unit no. ... Island Line is the smallest of the Train Operating Companies that make up Britain’s National Rail network. ... 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. ... Shanklin railway station is a railway station serving Shanklin on the Isle of Wight. ...

Ticketing

Tickets

Single and Return fares are available on all South West Trains routes and should be purchased before boarding, except where a ticket or permit to travel machine is not available. In these cases tickets can be purchased from the onboard Guard or the Revenue Protection officers. Travelcards are available for journeys into London. They are valid on London buses, Tramlink, Docklands Light Railway, London Underground and national rail services within the London travelcard area. A travelcard is a ticket for public transport in London, which allows the holder to use the following modes of transport within the zones on the ticket: buses underground trains (the Tube) overground trains light rail services trams Valid cards also entitle the holder to discounts on river services. ... An Enviro 400 bus, a modern interpretation of the famous London red double-decker. ... Tramlink (initially known as Croydon Tramlink) is a public transport tramway in south London, operated by FirstGroup on behalf of Transport for London. ... London Transport Portal The Docklands Light Railway (DLR) is a light rail system serving the redeveloped Docklands area of East London, England. ... The London Underground is a rapid transit system that serves a large part of Greater London and some neighbouring areas of Essex, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire. ...


Season tickets and travel cards are also available to cover multi day regular journeys. They are available in weekly, monthly and annual periods. In sports, a season ticket is a ticket that grants the holder access to all regular-season home games for one season without additional charges. ...


In May 2007 South West Trains introduced a new fare structure for services travelling from Reading to London Waterloo. The original peak prices and times were retained, and "Off Peak" was redefined at a higher fare as services leaving after 11am or arriving in Waterloo at or before mid-day. Services after this period are now referred to as "Super Off Peak" and attract similar prices to the old Off Peak tickets [3].


From January 2009 Waterloo station will be gated in order to improve revenue protection at Waterloo. Network Rail has recently started work on this project.


Oyster Pre-Pay, Travelcards and Season Tickets

Oyster card pay as you go is not currently available on any South West Trains route, however under the new franchise, smart card ticketing is expected to launch in 2009, this is due to having to install gates or validators at stations to "touch in". Oyster card travelcards and season tickets are valid within the London travelcard area, this is the same as normal paper travelcards and season tickets. Front and back of an early Oyster card. ... Smart card used for health insurance in France. ...


Penalty Fares

South West Trains currently issue penalty fares for customers travelling by train without a valid ticket. However South West Trains have planned to install at least 1 self-service ticket machine at each of its served stations in the bid to stop fare evasion. On the United Kingdoms public transport systems, a penalty fare is a special fare charged at a higher than normal price because the purchaser did not comply with the normal ticket purchasing rules. ...


The Penalty fare is either £20 or double the travelled fare, which ever is greater. This does not apply west of Salisbury due to the lack of ticket machines available and also on parts of the Hounslow Loop for the same reason.


Revenue Protection officers employed by South West Trains travel the Network and are visible at stations to enforce the Penalty Fares and issue some tickets; aside from Station ticket barriers and permit to travel machines, CCTV is another method used to combat ticketless travel and prevent assaults on members of staff and customers.


As of August 2007 South West Trains have reinforced the penalty fares policy with new announcements at stations prompting travellers to buy tickets before boarding. This new clamp-down has had some criticism due to lack of "self-service" ticketing machines and long queues at booking offices due to a lack of staff, which prevents the ability to buy tickets.


Platform Tickets

South West Trains issue platform tickets for non-travellers such as enthusiasts, they cost 10 pence and are issued at most mainline stations such as Southampton Central and London Waterloo, and can by collected from the staff at the barriers. These can not be used for travelling, and if they are, a Penalty Fare can be issued as a result. Southampton Central railway station is a main line railway station serving the city of Southampton in Hampshire, southern England. ... 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. ...


Megatrain

Main article: Megatrain

Stagecoach, SWT's parent company, currently sell seats on some off peak services under the Megatrain brand Mondays to Saturdays. This uses a similar low cost model to their Megabus service. Megatrain tickets are generally available on services that are expected to be quiet and empty. The tickets available are generally between London Waterloo and other principal stations and ticket holders are assigned to a specific carriage (normally the second from the front) in the train. Megatrain is a budget virtual train service operated by the UK transport group Stagecoach. ... Megatrain is a budget virtual train service operated by the UK transport group Stagecoach. ... This article is about the Stagecoach Group brand. ... Megatrain is a budget virtual train service operated by the UK transport group Stagecoach. ... For other uses, see Waterloo station (disambiguation). ...


Performance

Latest performance figures released by the ORR as of the third quarter of the 2007/8 financial year were 88.6% (PPM) and 91.5% (MAA). [4]


Rolling Stock Details

London Underground Fleet

Class 483 train at Ryde Pier Head
Class 483 train at Ryde Pier Head

On the Island Line, the clearances at Ryde Esplanade are insufficient for standard trains. As a consequence, since the line was electrified, former London Underground rolling stock is used. Since 1992, Class 483 trains have been used, of which five 2-car units remain in service, with a sixth awaiting overhaul. SWT took on this fleet when it was awarded the combined South West/Island Line franchise in 2007. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1600 × 1200 pixel, file size: 228 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) An Island Line train on the Isle of Wight waiting at the Ryde Pier Head terminus Photo taken by GertGrer, 3 July 2003 File history... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1600 × 1200 pixel, file size: 228 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) An Island Line train on the Isle of Wight waiting at the Ryde Pier Head terminus Photo taken by GertGrer, 3 July 2003 File history... 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. ... Island Line is the smallest of the Train Operating Companies that make up Britain’s National Rail network. ... Ryde Esplanade railway station Serves the town of Ryde in the Isle of Wight External links Train times and station information for Ryde Esplanade railway station from National Rail Street map and aerial photo of Ryde Esplanade railway station from Multimap. ... The London Underground is a rapid transit system that serves a large part of Greater London and some neighbouring areas of Essex, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Class 483, no. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


Greyhound Fleet

The final slam-door train on regular passenger services ran from London Waterloo to Bournemouth on 26 May 2005 with units 1396, 3536 and 1398. Some slam-door units have been preserved on heritage railways and three are retained by SWT for operations on the Lymington Branch Line and for special duties. For other uses, see Waterloo station (disambiguation). ... Bournemouth railway station. ... is the 146th day of the year (147th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Class 421/3, no. ... Class 423/1, no. ... Class 421/3, no. ... A scene on a heritage railway. ... The Lymington Branch Line is the railway line from Brockenhurst to Lymington in the United Kingdom. ...


Services on the Lymington Branch Line are now operated as a "heritage" operation using one of two refurbished 3Cig units, nos. 1497 and 1498. The two units have been repainted into their original liveries, one in classic Southern green and the other in British Rail blue and grey, and were launched into service on 12 May 2005.


Desiro Fleet

A Siemens Desiro Class 450 unit.
A Siemens Desiro Class 450 unit.

The introduction of Desiro rolling stock built by Siemens was to replace the old slam-door trains which were coming to the end of their useful lives, and had been posing health and safety problems. The introduction was delayed because of the additional power needs of this type of stock: Network Rail spent £1 billion upgrading the power supply to take account of this. The new trains are generally proving popular with passengers. They have on-board information systems and full air-conditioning. Their faster acceleration is counterbalanced by the need to stop longer at each station, since they have fewer doors (although the fact that the old trains' doors could be opened while in motion was considered a safety hazard). In addition, the Desiros have many more components: all are computerised and subject to the possibility of breakdowns. It is estimated that the slam-door trains could achieve 60,000 miles (96,000 km) without breakdown; the Desiros an estimated 13,000 miles (20,800 km) but this is gradually improving. Download high resolution version (862x575, 139 KB)This is a file from the Wikimedia Commons, a repository of free content hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation. ... Download high resolution version (862x575, 139 KB)This is a file from the Wikimedia Commons, a repository of free content hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation. ... Siemens redirects here. ... Desiro DMU, as part of an InterCity Săgeata Albastră (Blue Arrow) train in Romania, run by Căile Ferate Române A Bulgarian State Railways-operated Desiro train at the Central Railway Station in Sofia Desiro is a brand name of modular trains manufactured by Siemens of Germany. ... Desiro DMU, as part of an InterCity Săgeata Albastră (Blue Arrow) train in Romania, run by Căile Ferate Române A Bulgarian State Railways-operated Desiro train at the Central Railway Station in Sofia Desiro is a brand name of modular trains manufactured by Siemens of Germany. ... Siemens redirects here. ... 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. ...


The Desiro stock comes in two variants - Class 450 units which have four 20m cars and are mainly used on outer suburban services and Class 444 units which have five 23m cars as well as intercity style door layouts and are used on longer-distance services to Weymouth. Desiro DMU, as part of an InterCity Săgeata Albastră (Blue Arrow) train in Romania, run by Căile Ferate Române A Bulgarian State Railways-operated Desiro train at the Central Railway Station in Sofia Desiro is a brand name of modular trains manufactured by Siemens of Germany. ... Class 450 at Woking The British Rail Class 450 third rail DC EMU began service during 2004. ... Class 444, no. ... Weymouth railway station is a railway station serving the town of Weymouth in Dorset. ...

  • The 450 Desiro Fleet includes 450001-127.
  • The 444 Desiro Fleet includes 444001-045.

British Rail Electrics

455868 at London Waterloo
455868 at London Waterloo

South West Trains operate a fleet of Class 455 metro style commuter trains. These were built by BREL between 1983 and 1985[5]. 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. ... Refurbished South West Trains Class 455. ... for the singer see Jacques Brel BREL stands for British Rail Engineering Limited, which was the engineering division of British Rail Categories: Stub | British Rail(ways) ...


A full refurbishment program that started in 2004 on the fleet of 91 four-car units was completed on 24 March 2008[6]. Modifications included a new 2+2 seating layout with high back seats, CCTV, cycle storage, wheelchair space, doors that can now open further to allow for faster alighting and additional passenger information systems. All units are now painted in a new red "Metro" version of the South West Trains livery.


Juniper Fleet

A Class 458 'Juniper' unit at Virginia Water station in April 2004.
A Class 458 'Juniper' unit at Virginia Water station in April 2004.

Thirty of these four-carriage units were ordered by South West Trains in 1998, to create extra capacity and to replace some of the ageing 4Cep units, which at the time were on short-term lease. Deliveries of these units commenced in 1998. Class 458 railway DC Unit - South West Trains livery - Virginia Water station - England - 280404. ... Class 458 railway DC Unit - South West Trains livery - Virginia Water station - England - 280404. ... Class 458, no. ... Virginia Water Lake For the lake, see Virginia Water Lake. ... Class 411 4Cep no. ...


The class suffered from major technical problems, so none of the older units were withdrawn from service. It was six more years, in 2004, before the full fleet was in service. In 2003 and 2004, reliability was so dire that although they were only six years old, South West Trains decided that the units should be replaced by 2005 with the newer Class 450 Desiro units [7]. Only a handful of units are required each day to help maintain services from Waterloo to Reading, and these were expected to cease after 31 July 2006 when the lease with the rolling stock company expired. An application by SWT to extend this by six months was declined as the class does not meet all the requirements of disability legislation. Class 450 at Woking The British Rail Class 450 third rail DC EMU began service during 2004. ... Desiro DMU, as part of an InterCity Săgeata Albastră (Blue Arrow) train in Romania, run by Căile Ferate Române A Bulgarian State Railways-operated Desiro train at the Central Railway Station in Sofia Desiro is a brand name of modular trains manufactured by Siemens of Germany. ...


However, since then it was decided that on or before the start of the new franchise in February 2007, the class would be reinstated and take over all operations on the Waterloo to Reading line, indirectly covering the loss of the class 442s. They have been fitted with new larger destination screens that comply with the disability legislation, however, still fall foul in some other areas such as the height of the door open buttons. It is believed a small exemption is being made for the Class 458s in those respects. Class 458, no. ...


Diesel Fleet

A recently converted Class 159 in modified SWT long distance livery.
One of the 158's currently on loan to East Midlands Trains, 158890 is at Lincoln Central on the 22nd December 2007
One of the 158's currently on loan to East Midlands Trains, 158890 is at Lincoln Central on the 22nd December 2007

South West Trains currently has 30 three car Class 159s (22 159/0s and 8 159/1s) and 11 two car Class 158s. Image File history File linksMetadata 159102. ... Image File history File linksMetadata 159102. ... The British Rail Class 159 Express Sprinter (also known as South Western Turbo by Network South East) is a diesel multiple unit, built from 1992-93 by BREL at Derby Works. ... The British Rail Class 159 Express Sprinter (also known as South Western Turbo by Network South East) is a diesel multiple unit, built from 1992-93 by BREL at Derby Works. ... 158842 at Doncaster on 4th September 2007 158904 in Metro livery at Doncaster on 3rd November 2007 A British Rail Class 158 Express Sprinter is a diesel multiple unit, built from 1989-92 by BREL at Derby Works. ...


The 159/1s were converted at Wabtec Doncaster from Class 158s, exchanged with TransPennine Express for Class 170s, to expand the current fleet. 11 further two car 158s were received from TransPennine Express, which were refurbished and renumbered. All SWT 159/0s are currently undergoing refurbishment at Wabtec Doncaster to look like the newly received and refurbished class members. They will however retain their more powerful engines. The Class 170 Turbostar is a diesel multiple unit (DMU) built by Bombardier Transportation (previously ADtranz) at their Derby Litchurch Lane Works, England. ...


Two ex SWT 158s, 786 and 789, have been allocated to First ScotRail and are currently based at Edinburgh Haymarket DMUD.


Rolling Stock

Current fleet

Class Image Type Top speed Number Routes operated Built
mph km/h
Class 73 electro-diesel locomotive 90 145 3 Thunderbird 1962
Class 158 Express Sprinter diesel multiple unit 90 145 11 London Waterloo - Salisbury / Bristol Temple Meads
Romsey - Salisbury via Southampton Central
1989 - 1992
Class 159 South Western Turbo diesel multiple unit 90 145 301 London Waterloo - Salisbury / Bristol Temple Meads / Exeter St Davids / Paignton / Plymouth / Penzance 159/0 - 1992

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Class 421 (3Cig) electric multiple unit 90 145 22 Lymington Pier - Brockenhurst 1970 - 1972
Class 444 Desiro electric multiple unit 100 160 45 London Waterloo - Weymouth (South Western Main Line)
London Waterloo - Portsmouth Harbour London Waterloo-Dorking London Waterloo-Windsor and Eton Riverside London Waterloo-Reading
2003 - 2004
Class 450 Desiro electric multiple unit 100 160 127 Outer Suburban routes:
London Waterloo - Portsmouth Harbour / Alton / Reading / Windsor & Eton Riverside
Ascot - Guildford
Hounslow Loop Line
Southampton Central - Portsmouth & Southsea
2002 - 2007
Class 455 electric multiple unit 75 120 913 Inner Suburban routes:
London Waterloo - Shepperton / Hampton Court / Woking / London Waterloo via Hounslow /London Waterloo via Strawberry Hill / Dorking / Guildford via Oxshott or Epsom / Chessington South London Waterloo-Portsmouth Harbour/Weymouth Reading
1983 - 1985
2005 - 2008 (refurbished)
Class 458 (4Jop) Juniper electric multiple unit 100 160 304 London Waterloo - Reading /

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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. ... Portsmouth Harbour railway station is a railway station in Portsmouth, England. ... 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. ... Dorking railway station is a railway station is one of three stations that serve the town of Dorking in Surrey, England (one of the other two being Dorking West). ... 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. ... 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. ... Reading station from the station car park at the north (rear) side of the station Reading (formerly Reading General) is a railway station in the large town of Reading in south central England. ... Class 450 at Woking The British Rail Class 450 third rail DC EMU began service during 2004. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (3,648 × 2,736 pixels, file size: 4. ... Trains of the Singapore MRT. EMUs are often used for rapid transit lines. ... 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. ... Portsmouth Harbour railway station is a railway station in Portsmouth, England. ... Alton railway station is a railway station in Alton, Hampshire, England. ... Reading station from the station car park at the north (rear) side of the station Reading (formerly Reading General) is a railway station in the large town of Reading in south central England. ... Windsor and Eton Riverside station is one of two stations in Windsor, Berkshire - the other being Windsor and Eton Central railway station. ... Ascot railway station is a railway station in the town of Ascot in Berkshire in England. ... Guildford railway station serves the town of Guildford in Surrey, England. ... The Hounslow Loop Line is a railway line in southwest London, operated by South West Trains. ... Southampton Central railway station is a main line railway station serving the city of Southampton in Hampshire, southern England. ... Portsmouth and Southsea railway station is the main railway station in central Portsmouth, close to the Commercial Road shopping centre. ... Refurbished South West Trains Class 455. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x772, 157 KB) British Rail Class 455 EMU, refurbished. ... Trains of the Singapore MRT. EMUs are often used for rapid transit lines. ... 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. ... Shepperton railway station is in the Spelthorne district of Surrey. ... Entrance to Hampton Court station Hampton Court railway station is in the Elmbridge district of Surrey. ... Woking railway station is a railway station in England, serving the town of Woking, Surrey. ... 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Oxshott railway station serves the village of Oxshott, in Surrey, England. ... Epsom railway station is the main railway station for Epsom in the county of Surrey. ... Chessington South railway station is at the southern part of the London Borough of Kingston upon Thames in South London, and is the terminal station of the Chessington Branch. ... 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. ... Portsmouth Harbour railway station is a railway station in Portsmouth, England. ... Weymouth railway station is a railway station serving the town of Weymouth in Dorset. ... Reading station from the station car park at the north (rear) side of the station Reading (formerly Reading General) is a railway station in the large town of Reading in south central England. ... Class 458, no. ... 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Guildford railway station serves the town of Guildford in Surrey, England. ...

1999 - 2001
Class 483 electric multiple unit 45 72.5 6 Ryde Pier Head - Shanklin 1938
1989 - 1992 (refurbished)
Class 9605 diesel multiple unit 70 112 1 Route Learning 1960
2000 (refurbished)
  1. Currently under going refurbishment.
  2. Used on the Lymington to Brockenhurst as part of the heritage line.
  3. Fleet refurbishment completed March 2008.
  4. Currently being modified with larger destination displays.
  5. Formerly Class 121

Class 483, no. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1600 × 1200 pixel, file size: 228 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) An Island Line train on the Isle of Wight waiting at the Ryde Pier Head terminus Photo taken by GertGrer, 3 July 2003 File history... Trains of the Singapore MRT. EMUs are often used for rapid transit lines. ... 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. ... Shanklin railway station is a railway station serving Shanklin on the Isle of Wight. ... The British Rail Class 960 was reserved for former diesel multiple units converted for departmental use, and former electrical multiple units rebuilt as test trains. ... Image File history File links 960012. ... DMU, type SA108 of Great Poland Voivodship in Poznań, Poland The Transwa Prospector DEMU capable of up to 200 km/h provides a passenger service between Perth, Western Australia and the mining town of Kalgoorlie A Diesel Multiple Unit or DMU is a multiple unit train consisting of multiple carriages... W55033 at the Colne Valley Railway in original green livery ( Alternative picture) The British Rail Class 121 diesel multiple units were built by Pressed Steel in 1960. ...

Past fleet

 Class   Image   Type   Built   Withdrawn   Notes 
Class 170 Turbostar Diesel multiple unit 2000 2006-2007 Transferred to First TransPennine Express and Southern
Class 411 (4Cep) Electric multiple unit 1956-1963 December 2004 Originally from different operators
Class 412 (4Bep) Electric multiple unit 1956-1963 March 2005 1 unit converted into Class 411 (4Cep) in 2004
Class 421 (4Cig) Electric multiple unit 1964-1972 May 2005 Two retained for heritage operations on Lymington Branch Line, now 3Cig units
Class 423 (4Vep) Electric multiple unit 1967-1974 May 2005 One retained for railtour work, but now sold to the Bluebell Railway.
Class 442 (5Wes) Wessex Electric Electric multiple unit 1988-1989 February 2007 Currently Stored at Alstoms Eastleigh Works
17 Moving to Southern in 2008

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Wessex Electrics Fleet

These units (Class 442) were initially dedicated to the Weymouth line, but through the 1990s began to be diagrammed on the London Waterloo to Portsmouth direct line. In preparation of the Class 444 and Class 450 "Desiro" units taking over from the slam-door fleet, the Wessex Electrics were withdrawn from Portsmouth line services and were again wholly dedicated to the Weymouth line.


The Class 442 was one of the first types to make extensive use of plastics in construction, earning them the nickname among staff of "Plastic Pigs". When they were first introduced they were plagued by minor technical failures but subsequently became among the most reliable EMUs operating in the UK. South West Trains announced that they would be withdrawing these units with the last official workings of these units will take place on Saturday 13th January 2007. The last operated SWT service was on the 4th February. This move also coincides with SWT reinstating all Class 458s for the Waterloo-Reading line. As a result the Class 444s inherited the Waterloo - Weymouth route and the Class 450s took over some of the Portsmouth Harbour services, whilst the 442s went into storage at the Alsthom works at Eastleigh. The Department for Transport has suggested that the 442s are now likely to complement the Southern fleet and will be used on services out of London Victoria.[8] In the United Kingdom, the Department for Transport is the government department responsible for the transport network. ... 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. ... Victoria station in London is a London Underground and National Rail station in the City of Westminster. ...


Turbostar Fleet

In 2000 South West Trains acquired a fleet of eight newly-built 2-car Class 170/3 units, to supplement its existing Class 159 fleet. Units were deployed on London Waterloo to Salisbury as well as a new Southampton local train, and Reading to Basingstoke trains. They were sometimes pressed into use on Exeter services, but as they are not fitted with end gangways for catering or selective door opening for the short platforms at some stations, this was not a regular route. The British Rail Class 159 Express Sprinter (also known as South Western Turbo by Network South East) is a diesel multiple unit, built from 1992-93 by BREL at Derby Works. ... The British Rail Class 159 Express Sprinter (also known as South Western Turbo by Network South East) is a diesel multiple unit, built from 1992-93 by BREL at Derby Works. ... For other uses, see Waterloo station (disambiguation). ... Salisbury Cathedral by Constable. ... For other uses, see Southampton (disambiguation). ... , Reading is a town, unitary authority (the Borough of Reading) and urban area in the English county of Berkshire. ... , Basingstoke is a town in northeast Hampshire, England. ... The city of Exeter is the county town of Devon, in the southwest of England, also known as the West Country. ...


From late 2006 through to mid 2007, the Class 170s were gradually transferred to TransPennine Express in exchange for a larger number of Class 158 units, to expand and standardise the fleet. One Class 170, 170392, which was originally built to Southern specification, but taken over by SWT soon after its construction, has returned to Southern and converted to a Class 171 unit. TransPennine Express (TPE) is a train operating company in the United Kingdom. ... 158842 at Doncaster on 4th September 2007 158904 in Metro livery at Doncaster on 3rd November 2007 A British Rail Class 158 Express Sprinter is a diesel multiple unit, built from 1989-92 by BREL at Derby Works. ... 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. ... Class 170/2, no. ...


Preserved SWT trains

Of the Classes 411, 412, 421 and 423 slam-door trains, several former SWT units have been preserved.

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Depots

Wimbledon Traincare depot

Wimbledon Traincare depot is one of Europe's most advanced train servicing complexes. It is located between Wimbledon and Earlsfield stations, on the main line to Waterloo, and is coincidentally situated next to South West Trains' other iconic landmark, the Wimbledon Train Viaduct. The Wimbledon Traincare depot is one of Europes most advanced train servicing complexes. ... World map showing location of Europe A satellite composite image of Europe Europe is geologically and geographically a peninsula, forming the westernmost part of Eurasia. ... Wimbledon station is a National Rail, London Underground, and Tramlink station located in Wimbledon in the London Borough of Merton. ... Earlsfield railway station (Earlsfield) is in the London Borough of Wandsworth in south London. ...


Bournemouth Traincare Depot

Bournemouth train care depot is southwest of Bournemouth railway station it occupies the approach to the former Bournemouth west station. It was the last place the Class 442 (5Wes) Wessex Electric were stored before moving to Southern. The branch turns off at Branksome railway station and trains can be seen stopping at platform 2 and reversing into the Depot. Bournemouth railway station. ... Branksome railway station is a railway station serving the Branksome region of Bournemouth in Dorset, England. ...


Southampton Traincare Depot

Southampton train care depot is south of St Denys railway station and is also next to Southampton FC's Stadium at St Mary's. This newer traincare depot was constructed to perform maintenance on the new Desiro Stock, which can now be found at the works. This article needs to be wikified. ...


Criticism of South West Trains

South West Trains has often come under criticism for its high ticket fares. In January 2008, its fares will increase by 4.3% although on other networks, such as Southern and Southeastern, they will rise by more than 16%.[9] The name Southern has applied to a number of things over the years, and may refer to: Southern Company, a US electricity corporation. ... Southeast is the ordinal direction halfway between south and east. ...


It was also revealed in a national newspaper that SWT staff are given cash bonuses depending on the number of fare evaders they catch.[10]


References

  1. ^ Stagecoach wins railway franchise. BBC News (September 22, 2006).
  2. ^ End of South West Trains west of Exeter. The Railway Centre (2008-03-13).
  3. ^ Buying tickets on the day.
  4. ^ National Rail Trends 2007-2008 Quarter Three. Office of Rail Regulation.
  5. ^ Class 455 units, built between 1983 and 1985
  6. ^ Last Class 455 returns from refurbishment
  7. ^ Train firm to replace new fleet. BBC News Online (January 12, 2004).
  8. ^ More trains arriving on busy rail routes (Note 5). Department for Transport (April 4, 2007).
  9. ^ Rail fares to rise by up to 14.5 per cent.
  10. ^ Rail firm’s secret plan for penalty fare cash. The Times (June 22, 2007).

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Stagecoach East Scotland is an operating region of Stagecoach UK Bus, with its regional base in Cowdenbeath, Fife and including the legal companies Bluebird Buses Ltd, Fife Scottish Buses Ltd and AA Buses Ltd. ... Strathtay Scottish Omnibuses Ltd, in Scotland, was formed as a bus operating subsidiary of the Scottish Transport Group in June 1985 from Walter Alexander & Sons (Midland) Ltd and Walter Alexander & Sons (Northern) Ltd. ... Stagecoach East Scotland is an operating region of Stagecoach UK Bus, with its regional base in Cowdenbeath, Fife, Scotland and including the legal companies Bluebird Buses Ltd, Fife Scottish Buses Ltd, Strathtay Scottish Omnibuses Ltd and JW Coaches Ltd. ... Stagecoach North East is a major operator of bus services in North East England. ... Stagecoach North East is a major operator of bus services in North East England. ... Stagecoach North East is a major operator of bus services in North East England. ... 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Stagecoach Grimsby-Cleethorpes is the sector of the Stagecoach Group that operates buses in and around North East Lincolnshire (England), serving a population of over 150,000. ... Stagecoach in Hull is the sector of the Stagecoach Group that operates buses in Kingston Upon Hull, UK. // Services Stagecoach provide mainly local services within the City Boundary, with the addition of X62 service to Leeds,West Yorkshire and services to Wawne, Cottingham, and Hedon, all in the East Riding... Stagecoach in Lincolnshire is the trading name of the Lincolnshire RoadCar Company Limited (a subsidary of the Stagecoach Group) a bus company, which formerly traded as RoadCar, and runs services throughout Lincolnshire. ... Stagecoach in Warwickshire is the name given to Stagecoach Group bus operations in and around the county of Warwickshire, England. ... Stagecoach in Warwickshire is the name given to Stagecoach Group bus operations in and around the county of Warwickshire, England. ... Stagecoach Oxfordshire is the name given to Stagecoach Group bus operations in the counties of Oxfordshire and Warwickshire, England until March 2004. ... Stagecoach South Midlands was the name given to Stagecoach Group bus operations in the counties of Oxfordshire and Warwickshire, England until March 2004. ... Stagecoach Group plc (LSE: SGC) is a leading international transport group operating bus, train, tram, express coach and ferry operations. ... Stagecoach in Bedford is the sector of the Stagecoach Group that operates buses in Bedford, Bedfordshire and is the trading name of the United Counties Omnibus company Ltd There are over six million passengers per year, a passenger increase of eight per cent. ... Stagecoach West is an operating division of the Stagecoach Group. ... Stagecoach in Cheltenham is the sector of the Stagecoach Group that operates buses in Cheltenham. ... Stagecoach in Swindon is the sector of the Stagecoach Group that operates buses in Swindon. ... Stagecoach Group plc (LSE: SGC) is a leading international transport group operating bus, train, tram, express coach and ferry operations. ... Stagecoach South East is an operating division of the Stagecoach Group. ... The East Kent Road Car Company Ltd was formed in 1916 and is based in Canterbury, Kent. ... Stagecoach Group plc (LSE: SGC) is a leading international transport group operating bus, train, tram, express coach and ferry operations. ... An Enviro 300 owned by Statgecoach South, in a special livery for use on Winchester Park & Ride Stagecoach South is an operating division of the Stagecoach Group. ... Stagecoach in Hampshire is an operating sub-division of the Stagecoach Group. ... Stagecoach Group plc (LSE: SGC) is a leading international transport group operating bus, train, tram, express coach and ferry operations. ... Stagecoach Devon Ltd, part of the Stagecoach Group, is a bus operator serving the East Devon and Torbay areas of South West England. ... Stagecoach Express is the brand name of a range of express coach services offered in the UK by Stagecoach, one of the UKs largest bus and rail operators. ... Scottish Citylink Coaches Ltd is a long distance express coach operator in Scotland and the Republic of Ireland (where it operates simply as Citylink.). The company was formed as a subsidiary of Scottish Transport Group in June 1985. ... This article is about the Stagecoach Group brand. ... Download high resolution version (862x575, 139 KB)This is a file from the Wikimedia Commons, a repository of free content hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation. ... Norwich will be at the eastern tip of the franchise area. ... For other uses, see Island Line. ... Virgin Trains is a train operating company in the United Kingdom, which currently provides services from London Euston to the North West, West Midlands and Scotland on the West Coast Main Line. ... Megatrain is a budget virtual train service operated by the UK transport group Stagecoach. ... The Sheffield Supertram is a tram network in Sheffield, England, operated by Stagecoach Group under contract to the South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive. ... Stagecoach Sheffield Limited is a major operator of bus services in the English city of Sheffield. ... A Metrolink tram in Manchester city centre. ... Coach USA MCI D4500 #8794 (owned by New Jersey Transit) in Nanuet, New York, in standard Coach USA livery. ... Community Coach is a bus operator in northern New Jersey owned by Coach USA, operating fixed route and charter service. ... Rockland Coaches MCI bus 8537 (owned by New Jersey Transit) in Nanuet, New York. ... A short line is an independent railroad company that operates over a relatively short distance. ... Coach USA Suburban Transit (also known as Suburban Trails), a bus operator in central New Jersey providing line run service from Middlesex County to New York City and local bus service along the Lincoln Highway and Route 130 in Middlesex County. ... Wisconsin Coach Lines is a commuter bus service and intercity carrier based in Waukesha, Wisconsin. ... This article is about the Stagecoach Group brand. ... Trentway-Wagar (Coach Canada) Motor Coach Industries MCI 102DL3 3313 returning from the Toronto Bus Terminal, at University Avenue and Front Street. ... GBP redirects here. ... A fiscal year (or financial year or accounting reference date) is a 12-month period used for calculating annual (yearly) financial statements in businesses and other organizations. ... The Source by Greyworld, in the new LSE building Paternoster Square. ...

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