Regional Railways facts for kids

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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
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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.

156 unit in Coventry 2000
A Central Trains Class 156 DMU at Coventry in 2000. It is still in the old BR Regional Railways exspress livery, but has a Central Trains name tag on it.
Class 156 Manchester 1st North Western
A First North Western Class 156 at Romiley Junction station, near Manchester in the year 2001. It is in its former Regional Railways North West livery.

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