Southeastern (train company)

British train operating company in South East England

London & South Eastern Railway Limited, trading as Southeastern was a train operating company in southeast England. On 1 April 2006, it became the franchisee for the new Integrated Kent Franchise (IKF), overtaking the publicly owned South Eastern Trains on the former South East Franchise. It serves the commuter routes to south-east London, most of Kent, and parts of East Sussex.

Southeastern Railway
Southeastern 375501 at Victoria.jpg
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)
Route map
Route map

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



  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.

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  Media related to Southeastern at Wikimedia Commons

Preceded by
South Eastern Trains
South Eastern franchise
Operator of Integrated Kent franchise
2006 – present
New creation