logoLicences issued to railway companies by bodies other than the Office of the Rail Regulator

A (hopefully) comprehensive listing

Last update 2 December 2017

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This data is collated from the hidden depths of the Offices of various utility regulators.

The data presented here is the best that could be found thus far: it is hoped that erroneous data may be corrected in due course.

 

From the French rail regulator

Licences only listed when there is a clear link to a UK operator

Europorte 2

Eurotunnel subsidiary

Operating licence

From 12 February 2004; invalidated by there being no services run by 12 February 2006

Operating licence

From 17 February 2006; expired 13 August 2007

 

Euro Cargo Rail

EWS subsidiary

Operating licence

From 8 August 2006; expired 8 August 2007

 

From Offpost

Red Star Parcels

Trading as Lynx Mail

Licence

From 15 August 2005

Consolidation of mailings for conveyance to Royal Mail Group plc and subsequent conveyance by Royal Mail Group plc

 

London Underground

Licence

From 22 May 2002

Only between LRT/TfL office buildings

 

From Oftel (now Ofcom)

British Railways Board

Closed user group licence

From 30 November 1990; now lapsed

Particular person (general) licence

From 1 August 1990; now lapsed

 

Eurotunnel

International facilities licence without code powers

From 18 December 1996; now revoked

International Facilities Licences (IFL) - a licence granted under the Telecommunications Act 1984 authorising the connection of a UK telecommunication system to a telecommunication system outside the UK and the provision of telecommunication services over the system to countries outside the UK

Particular person (general) licence

From 20 May 1993

Particular person (general) licence

From 21 December 1995; revoked 22 August 1998

 

Railtrack plc

Particular person (general) licence

From 1 May 2001

 

BR Telecommunications Limited

Particular person (general) licence

From 31 March 1994; now lapsed

Particular person (general) licence

From 28 July 1995; now lapsed

 

Ffestiniog Railway Company

Particular person (general) licence

From 2 October 1990; now lapsed

 

Racal-BR Telecommunications Limited

Particular person (general) licence

From 13 March 1996; now revoked

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