InterCity (British Rail) facts for kids
InterCity (or, in the earliest days, the hyphenated Inter-City) was introduced by British Rail in 1966 as a brand-name for its long-haul express passenger services (see British Rail brand names for a full history).
|East Coast||GNER||Then passed to National Express East Coast|
|West Coast||Virgin Trains||Remained unchanged|
|Midland||Midland Mainline||Then passed to East Midlands Trains|
|Great Western||Great Western Trains||Renamed First Great Western. Also operates Night Riviera from London to Penzance|
|Gatwick Express||Gatwick Express||Merged into Southern and now a sub-brand|
|CrossCountry||Virgin Trains||Then passed to CrossCountry|
|Great Eastern||Anglia Railways||Then merged into National Express East Anglia|
Images for kids
A Virgin Trains' MK 3 carriage at Crewe station in 2000. It is in its former Intercity livery.
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