Regional Railways was one of the three passenger sectors of British Rail created in 1982 that existed until 1997, two years after privatisation. The sector was originally called Provincial. It had sub-sectors of: Alphaline and Network NorthWest
Regional Railways was the most subsidised (per passenger km) of the three sectors. Upon formation, its costs were four times its revenue.
The sector was broken up into eight franchises during the privatisation of British Rail, and ceased to exist on 31 March 1997.
|Class||Image||Number||Power||Carriages||Notes||Class Group Name|
|101||Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU)||2, 3 or 4|
|150||137||DMU||2 or 3||Sprinter|
|154||1||DMU||2||A converted class 150, converted back to a class 150.||Sprinter|
|158||182||DMU||2 or 3||Sprinter|
- Thomas, David St John; Whitehouse, Patrick (1990). BR in the Eighties. Newton Abbot: David & Charles. ISBN 0-7153-9854-7.