South Eastern Trains

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South Eastern Trains
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Franchise(s):South Eastern
9 November 2003 - 31 March 2006
Main region(s):Greater London
Other region(s):Kent, East Sussex
Fleet size:approximately 350
Stations called at:178
National Rail abbreviation:SE
Parent company:Strategic Rail Authority (publicly owned)
Web site:www.setrains.co.uk
 
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South Eastern Trains
South Eastern Trains Logo.png
NewCross-375913-01.jpg
Info
Franchise(s):South Eastern
9 November 2003 - 31 March 2006
Main region(s):Greater London
Other region(s):Kent, East Sussex
Fleet size:approximately 350
Stations called at:178
National Rail abbreviation:SE
Parent company:Strategic Rail Authority (publicly owned)
Web site:www.setrains.co.uk

South Eastern Trains was a publicly owned train operating company that operated the South Eastern Passenger Rail Franchise between November 2003, when it took over from Connex South Eastern, and 1 April 2006, when the Southeastern began operating the new Integrated Kent Franchise.

History[edit]

South Eastern Trains[1] was a train operating company in the United Kingdom owned by the Strategic Rail Authority that operated the South Eastern franchise from November 2003, taking over after the franchise was removed from Connex South Eastern.[2] On 18 January 2005 the Strategic Rail Authority issued the Integrated Kent Franchise Invitation to Tender to the shortlisted bidders.[3] On 30 November 2005 the Department for Transport awarded Govia the Integrated Kent Franchise with the services operated by South Eastern Trains transferring to Southeastern on 1 April 2006.[4]

Services[edit]

Main lines[edit]

The railway lines of Kent, many of which South Eastern Trains ran services on

From London termini (London Victoria, London Bridge, London Charing Cross, London Blackfriars and London Cannon Street) unless otherwise stated;

Suburban lines[edit]

The suburban services (called ‘Metro’ in the SET timetables) run to:

Rural lines[edit]

Rolling stock[edit]

South Eastern Trains inherited a fleet of Class 365, Class 375, Class 411, Class 421, Class 423, Class 465 and Class 466s from Connex South Eastern. During its tenure South Eastern Trains introduced the remaining Class 375s into service as well as the full Class 376 fleet. All remaining Class 411, Class 421 and Class 423s were withdrawn and scrapped by October 2005,[5] while the Class 365s were transferred to West Anglia Great Northern in 2004.[6] Rolling stock was maintained at Ashford and Ramsgate depots.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Companies House extract company no 3666306 South Eastern Trains Limited
  2. ^ "BBC NEWS - UK - England - Train firm loses franchise". BBC News. 27 June 2003. Retrieved 3 May 2008. 
  3. ^ Integrated Kent Franchise Stakeholder Briefing Document. Retrieved 19 December 2008. 
  4. ^ "Department for Transport announces integrated Kent franchise". Retrieved 27 November 2008. 
  5. ^ Last journey for slam-door train BBC News 7 October 2005
  6. ^ Class 365 Southern E-Group
Preceded by
Connex South Eastern
Operator of South Eastern franchise
2003 - 2006
Succeeded by
Southeastern
Integrated Kent franchise