'one' is the train operator providing services to London Liverpool Street and the East of England. The franchise commenced on 1st April 2004 and was created to provide an integrated and seamless service across the East of England. 'one' is committed to bringing a fresh approach to rail services for the region and we will deliver one integrated rail network in and out of Liverpool Street Station. 'one' brings together the train services previously provided by Anglia Railways, First Great Eastern, the West Anglia part of the WAGN operation and Stansted Express.
First TransPennine Express
First TransPennine Express is a new train company set to offer a fast, frequent and superior experience. Our vision for the new First TransPennine Express franchise is to re-vitalise and redevelop First TransPennine Express, making it the preferred mode of transport for our customers in the North of England.
c2c rail is your local railway company. It may be small in comparison to other rail companies, with only 26 stations in all, but we serve the local community well, taking you straight into the capital. We start at Shoeburyness and travel through the towns of Southend, Basildon, Upminster and Barking and into London Fenchurch Street on the mainline, whilst the Tilbury loop takes you from Pitsea, through Stanford-le-Hope, Tilbury, Grays, Rainham and Barking where you can carry on to Fenchurch Street. Not forgetting the Ockendon Branch line, where you will find Chafford Hundred for Lakeside Shopping Centre.
Since winning the franchise in 1996, Chiltern Railways has run scheduled passenger services along the M40 corridor between London Marylebone and Birmingham Snow Hill and London Marylebone to Aylesbury via Amersham along the London Underground Metropolitan line. In 2002 we extended our operations as far as Kidderminster and in 2004 we took over services between Stratford-upon-Avon and London. As one of the franchises forming the UK's National Rail network, we're dedicated to providing passengers with a safe, reliable, welcoming and value for money service which offers a real choice and a viable alternative to other modes of transport.
Northern Rail (UK)
Over the coming years of this new and exciting rail franchise it is our goal to work with passengers, communities and travel authorities to develop special and effective partnerships aimed at bringing about improvements to your experience of rail travel across the regions of the North of England.
The Unique Railway on the Island of Alderney - the only railway in the Channel Islands.
Arriva Trains Wales
As one of the 26 rail companies within the UK our commitment is to safety and security, quality, punctuality and cleanliness. To help us achieve this we have a fleet of 116 trains covering a route of over 1,009 miles, supported by 1,860 employees. We operate 788 services a day on weekdays, resulting in our trains travelling 13.7 million miles each year. On average, our services handle around 60,000 passenger journeys a day, with the ability to carry over 12,000 customers at any one time. We operate 238 stations throughout Wales of which 48 are currently staffed.
First Capital Connect
First is delighted to have won the competition to run the Great Northern and Thameslink franchise. Our new company, First Capital Connect, will run trains between London, Brighton, Bedford, Peterborough, Cambridge and King's Lynn.
Great Central Railway (UK)
One of the few places in the world where scheduled full size steam trains pass in motion on double track. Passenger trains between Loughborough central and Leicester North. Every weekend throughout the year. Re-creating the experience of famous expresses of the steam age. Passenger trains also on weekdays, June to August.
Heathrow Connect is an exciting new service that, for the very first time, gives you direct access to Heathrow Airport from your local station.
Stansted Express is the fastest and most comfortable way to and from Stansted Airport. Trains depart every 15 minutes with an average journey time of approximately 45 minutes, Stansted Express is the quickest way to your destination.
Heathrow Express is the non-stop rail link to Heathrow Airport. With trains leaving every 15 minutes and taking just 15 minutes, Heathrow Express is the fastest way to get to the airport.