Regional Railways facts for kids
|Franchise(s):||Not subject to franchising|
|Main region(s):||East Anglia, North West, North East, Wales|
|Other region(s):||East Midlands, West Midlands, Scotland, Merseyside|
|Stations called at:||?|
|Parent company:||British Rail|
Regional Railways was one of the three passenger sectors of British Rail. It was created in 1982. It finished operation in 1996, two years after privatisation. The sector was originally called Provincial.
The split-up for privatisation
Before privatisation, the Regional Railways sector was split into several different franchises ready for privatisation.
- Anglia Railways, later National Express East Anglia
- Central Trains and Central Citylink, later London Midland, East Midlands Trains and CrossCountry
- Merseyrail Electrics, later Merseyrail
- North West Regional Railways, later North Western Trains, later First North Western
Now part of Northern Rail
- Regional Railways Northeast, later Northern Spirit, later Arriva Trains Northern
Split into Northern Rail and **TransPennine Express
- ScotRail, later First ScotRail
- Wales and West
Later split into
Images for kids
153311 at Lincoln Central on 17 November 2007. After over a decade, 153311 has finally been re-liveried into East Midlands Trains colours.
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