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First North Western was a train operating company in the United Kingdom serving North West England. A subsidiary of First Group, it lost its franchise in 2004. The company when first privatised was known as North Western Trains and was owned by Great Western Trains which was a partnership between Great Western's management and First Group. Eventually First bought the management team out and renamed the company. North Western Trains took over from the British Rail sector North West Regional Railways which was known for a short time as Network North West. First North Western services are now mainly operated by Northern Rail with Manchester Airport to Windermere/Barrow services are now operated by TransPennine Express, Manchester Piccadilly to Llandudno, London/Crewe to Holyhead, Bidston to Wrexham and Llandudno to Ffestiniog services operated by Arriva Trains Wales and Manchester Piccadilly to London Euston services operated by Virgin Trains.
First Great Eastern was a railway company that operated suburban, local and medium distance train services from London Liverpool Street via Romford to Essex and Ipswich. From April 1, 2004, all First Great Eastern services were transferred to 'one', a new company operating all services from Liverpool Street. Most lines previously served by First Great Eastern are electrified (25 kV AC overhead catenary) with the exception of the Marks Tey to Sudbury line, which is served by diesel units. It lost the franchise in April 2004 to the National Express Group when it was re-let as the expanded 'Greater Anglia' franchise.
Network SouthEast (NSE) was a sector of British Rail that principally operated commuter trains in the London area and inter-urban services in the densely populated South-East of England. It was formed in 1986 when BR was sectorised (see British Rail brand names for a full history). In the privatisation of British Rail on 1st April 1994 it was broken into a number of franchises.
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Great North Eastern Railway (GNER) is a British train operating company, owned by Sea Containers Ltd. They operate high-speed express train services on the East Coast Main Line. Most of their trains run between London King's Cross and either Edinburgh Waverley or Leeds. From Edinburgh Waverley, selected services continue on to Motherwell & Glasgow, Inverness, or Dundee & Aberdeen. From Leeds, some trains run to and from Bradford, Skipton, and Harrogate. One service per day also runs to and from Hull via Brough, Howden and Selby. Other towns and cities served by GNER trains include Stevenage, Peterborough, Grantham, Newark, Retford, Doncaster, York, Northallerton, Darlington, Durham, Newcastle upon Tyne, Morpeth, Alnmouth for Alnwick, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Dunbar, Wakefield, Perth, Kirkcaldy, Leuchars for St Andrews, Arbroath, and Montrose. GNER locomotives are serviced at Bounds Green TMD in London; and at Craigentinny in Edinburgh.
Arriva Trains Northern was a train operating company that operated passenger trains in Northern England. The company had previously been known as Northern Spirit before being taken over Arriva.
Anglia Railways was a British train operating company, owned by GB Railways, which between 5 January 1997 and 31 March 2004 operated mainline trains out of London Liverpool Street station and a number of local rail services in East Anglia. It also introduced a pioneering service outside of the territory inherited with the franchise. The service was called "London Crosslink" and ran from the Great Eastern Main Line via North London Line to Basingstoke. This service ran from 30 May 2000 to 28 September 2002.
Central Trains is a train operating company in the United Kingdom, running local and cross-country "Citylink" trains in central England. The companys operations are centred on Birmingham in the West Midlands. The franchise covers 1300 miles of the busiest lines in the UK, three times more than Midland Mainline, calling at 300 stations, and has more than half a million passenger-journeys a week. On 19 October 2004, Transport Secretary Alistair Darling announced that at the end of the current franchise in 2006, Central Trainss routes will be divided between the Silverlink, Chiltern, Virgin Cross Country, Midland Mainline and Northern Rail franchises. The end of the franchise has now been delayed until November 2007.
wagn was a franchise operator of commuter train services on the Great Northern route out of London King's Cross and Moorgate stations. In December 2005, wagn lost the franchise to run these routes, which was taken over on 1 April 2006 by FirstGroup plc as successful bidders for the new combined Thameslink-Great Northern franchise. FirstGroup operates under the new First Capital Connect brand.
Thames Trains was a British railway company franchised (from September 1996, following the privatisation of British Rail, until 31 March 2004) to run regional and suburban trains from London Paddington station to destinations in the home counties west of London, to Worcester, Hereford and Stratford-upon-Avon, and the Reading to Gatwick Airport service. With effect from 1 April 2004, the now-defunct Strategic Rail Authority (SRA) transferred the franchise for these services to First Group, which also held the Great Western franchise (branding it as First Great Western) running long-distance services from Paddington station. First rebranded the franchise as First Great Western Link, which ran for two years. Both franchises were merged into the Greater Western franchise on 1 April 2006, in accordance with the SRA policy of having only one company running train services into any one London terminus. The new franchise, which also incorporates the former Wessex Trains franchise running regional services in the South-West of England, was also awarded to First Group, which runs it as First Great Western.
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