South Eastern franchise
1996: Connex South Eastern change
Connex South Eastern began operating the franchise on 13 October 1996
On 8 November 2003, Its services were stopped because of money problems and using old trains instead of buying new ones.
2003: South Eastern Trains change
On 9 November 2003, South Eastern Trains, took over the franchise for 18 months. It took on all of the trains and the Connex staff.
2006: Southeastern (Govia) change
In November 2005, Southeastern took over the franchise. It took on all of the trains.
2021: Southeastern (DfT) change
On 17 October 2021, Southeastern took over the franchise. It took on all of the trains and staff. They had also kept the same name and same logos.
- "Connex loses rail franchise", BBC News Online, London, 24 October 2000.
- Topham, Gwyn; Kollewe, Julia (28 September 2021). "Government to take over Southeastern after 'serious' breach of franchise". the Guardian. Retrieved 2 August 2022.