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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Connect is an exciting new service that, for the very first time, gives you direct access to Heathrow Airport from your local station.
Gatwick Express is the high speed link between Gatwick Airport and London Victoria. The journey time is just 30 minutes, non-stop and trains depart every 15 minutes throughout the day.