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Welcome to Midland Mainline. We operate high speed train services along the M1 corridor from South Yorkshire and the East Midlands to London St. Pancras. Midland Mainline’s franchise started in April 1996.
First Great Western (UK)
First Great Western is the new company that is now operating high speed, commuter, regional and branch line train services across the former Wessex Trains, First Great Western Link and First Great Western routes.
GNER - Great North Eastern Railway
Welcome to GNER. We're proud to provide high-speed intercity train services along Britain's East Coast main line, linking England and Scotland along a route of almost 1,000 miles. Our trains call at some of the most important tourism and commercial centres in the UK.
There are only a few open-access rail operators in the UK and Hull Trains is the newest of the group. Most rail services are operated to specifications set down by the Strategic Rail Authority. Established in 2000 to offer a direct service between Hull and London, the success of Hull Trains has been in predicting demand. The company carries over 400,000 passengers each year and six direct services from London and Hull run daily, Monday to Friday, with five each way on a Saturday and four on a Sunday. The fastest weekday schedule between Hull and London is 2 hours and 33 minutes.
The Silverlink Trains network is divided into: Silverlink County - runs between London and Northampton stopping at county towns such as Milton Keynes, Hemel Hempstead and Watford. Silverlink Metro - suburban route running through West, North and East London.
Merseyrail is an urban network of vital importance to the transport infrastructure of Liverpool and Merseyside. 75 route miles, outer termini at Southport, Ormskirk, Kirkby, Hunts Cross on the Northern Line, and New Brighton, West Kirby, Chester and Ellesmere Port on the Wirral Line. Core city centre underground network, including 6,5 miles in tunnels and 5 underground stations. Underground section includes the original Mersey railway tunnel opened in 1886.
Central Trains Ltd (UK)
The National Express Group was awarded the franchise to operate Central Trains in March 1997. One the last passenger operating franchises to be awarded, Birmingham based Central Trains was formed from the Regional Railways sector of British Rail. Central provides fast and frequent local rail services throughout the East and West Midlands. Long distance services operated by new and refurbished trains run from the Midlands to South Wales the North West of England, East Anglia and the East Coast.
SouthWest Trains (UK)
South West Trains is part of the Stagecoach Group. South West Trains runs 1,698 trains every weekday, serving 213 stations and employing around 5,500 staff. London Waterloo is the hub of our network, and is also home to London Underground and Waterloo International terminal for Eurostar services to Paris and Brussels via the Channel Tunnel. Approximately 160 million passenger journeys a year are made on our routes through Hampshire, Surrey, Dorset, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Devon, Somerset, Cornwall, Middlesex, East and West Sussex and Greater London, serving a mixture of commuters and longer-distance travellers.
Island Line is one of 26 train operating companies that form the UK's National Rail Network. We operate the Eight and half miles of passenger railway on the Isle of Wight,serving the island towns of Ryde, Brading Sandown, Lake and Shanklin.
Southern Railway (UK)
Southern provides services in South London and between central London and the South Coast, through East and West Sussex and Surrey, and parts of Kent and Hampshire.
West Coast Trains Ltd and CrossCountry Trains Ltd, operate together under the name of 'Virgin Trains'
Eurostar is the high-speed rail service directly linking the UK to France and Belgium via the Channel Tunnel. It started operating in 1994, providing city centre to city centre services. The fastest London-Paris Eurostar journey time is 2 hours 35 minutes, London-Brussels 2 hours 15 minutes and London-Lille just 1 hour 40 minutes.