Southeastern (train company)

British train operator owned by the Department for Transport

SE Trains Limited,[1] trading as Southeastern is a train operating company in southeast England owned by DfT OLR Holdings for the Department for Transport,[2] On 17 October 2021, it became the franchisee for the South Eastern franchise, overtaking the company owned Southeastern. It serves the commuter routes to south-east London, most of Kent, and parts of East Sussex.

Franchise(s)South Eastern
17 October 2021 – 13 October 2024
Main region(s)Greater London, Kent
Other region(s)East Sussex
Fleet size410
Stations called at180
Stations operated164
National Rail abbreviationSE
PredecessorSoutheastern (Govia)
Parent companyDfT OLR Holdings
Route map

In October 2021, Govia-owned Southeastern kept £25 million instead of paying it back to Department for Transport so on 17 October 2021 it was replaced by a government-owned company with the same name.[3]

References Edit

  1. "SE Trains Limited". Companies House. Retrieved 25 October 2021.
  2. "Company information". Retrieved 18 October 2021.
  3. Topham, Gwyn; Kollewe, Julia (28 September 2021). "Government to take over Southeastern after 'serious' breach of franchise". the Guardian. Retrieved 2 August 2022.

Other websites Edit

  Media related to Southeastern at Wikimedia Commons

Preceded by
Southeastern (Govia)
South Eastern franchise
Operator of Integrated Kent franchise
2006 – 2021
Succeeded by
Southeastern (SE Trains)
New creation