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Privatisation occurred in 1994 although the last train was run by BR in 1997.


Sector Franchise Company Image
Island Line Island Line Stagecoach Group
Merseyrail Merseyrail Electrics Arriva
Network SouthEast London, Tilbury & Southend Trenitalia (Current Holder)
Chiltern Arriva (Current Holder)
Great Eastern First Group
Thames Go-Ahead
North London Railways National Express
South Eastern Connex
South Central
Thameslink Govia (Go-Ahead/Keolis)
West Anglia Great Northern  National Express
South West Stagecoach
Waterloo & City Line London Underground (Not subject to franchising)
InterCity InterCity East Coast Sea Containers
InterCity West Coast Virgin Trains & Stagecoach (Current Holder)
East Midlands National Express
Great Western First (Current Holder)
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Gatwick Express National Express
Cross Country Virgin Trains & Stagecoach
Great Eastern GB Railways (1997-2003)

First Group (2003-2004)

Regional Railways
Valley Lines National Express
Central Trains
North West Regional Railways First Group
Regional Railways North East Arriva
ScotRail National Express
Wales & West
Trainload Freight Freightliner
Rail Express Systems
Red Star Parcels LYNX Express
British Rail Research Division AEA Technology plc
British Rail Telecommunications Racal Electronics
Sealink Sealink British Ferries (1984), Sealink Stena Line (1991), Stena Sealink Line (1992),

Stena Line (1996)

Travellers Fare Compass Group
Vale of Rheidol Railway Preserved