Southeastern (train company 2006–2021)

British train operating company in South East England

London & South Eastern Railway Limited, trading as Southeastern was a train operating company in southeast England.

Southeastern Railway
Franchise(s)Integrated Kent
1 April 2006[1][2][3] - 16 October 2021[4]
Main region(s)Greater London, Kent
Other region(s)East Sussex
Fleet size392
Stations called at179
Stations operated173
National Rail abbreviationSE
Parent companyGovia (Go-Ahead Group / Keolis)
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Route map

On 1 April 2006, it became the franchisee for the new Integrated Kent Franchise (IKF), overtaking the publicly owned South Eastern Trains. It served the commuter routes to south-east London, most of Kent, and parts of East Sussex.

From 2012, Thameslink have taken over various routes including the Catford Loop and Sevenoaks to Blackfriars services.

Its services was stopped on 16 October 2021 because the company kept £25 million that should have been returned to Department for Transport.[5]

Gallery change

References change

  1. "South Eastern Franchise Consultation" (PDF). Department for Transport. June 2012. Retrieved 16 December 2014.
  2. Barrow, Keith (26 March 2013). "British government issues revised franchising schedule". International Rail Journal. Retrieved 27 March 2013.
  3. Ford, Coreena (6 December 2016). "Southeastern franchise extended until December 2018". Evening Chronicle. Newcastle/Tyne. Retrieved 6 December 2016.
  4. "Direct Award franchise extensions for Southeastern and GWR". Rail Magazine. Retrieved 23 May 2021.
  5. 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 change

  Media related to Southeastern at Wikimedia Commons

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