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Last update 2 December 2017

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DaimlerChrysler Rail Systems (UK) Limited

See Bombardier Transportation UK Limited

 

Dartmoor Railway Limited

Licence exemption 2004 No 2

Application made 11 February 2004; from 22 March 2004

Stations:

Meldon Quarry

Okehampton

Sampford Courtenay

It appears that passenger, non-passenger and light maintenance depot exemptions were granted on 22 March 2004, though these were not on the public application

 

Dart Valley Railway PLC

Licence exemption

Application made 2 August 2001

Activity not defined

Licence exemption

Application made 25 July 2003

Network forming the short line from the stopboard at Paignton South level crossing at 222m 21c to 222m 27½c and from the south end of the aforementioned network to the boundary with the existing Paignton & Dartmouth Steam Railway network at 223m, any passenger or non-passenger train on networks

Also station:

Goodrington Sands

Licence exemption 2006 No 7

Application made 7 June 2006; from 11 July 2006

Network forming the short line from the stopboard at Paignton South level crossing at 222m 21c to 222m 27½c and from the south end of the aforementioned network to the boundary with the existing Paignton & Dartmouth Steam Railway network at 223m, any passenger or non-passenger train on networks

Also station:

Goodrington Sands

 

DB Cargo Rail (UK) Limited

Formerly Transrail Freight Limited (to 16 October 1996) then English Welsh & Scottish Railway Limited (17 October 1996 to 18 December 2008) then DB Schenker Rail UK (19 December 2008 to 2 March 2016)

Initially a British Railways Board subsidiary, change of control 1 March 1996 (North and South Railways Limited); change of control 17 November 2001 (Canadian National); change of control 29 November 2007 (DB Schenker)

Network licence UK 03 1995 0002

From 31 March 1995

Network not defined

Non-passenger licence UK 03 1995 0001

From 31 March 1995

Licence exemption 1995 No 1

From 31 March 1995; revoked 26 October 2004

All light maintenance depots existing at the time of the exemption used wholly or mainly for non-passenger light maintenance and networks associated with depots

Licence exemption

Application made 4 December 2001

Activity not defined

Licence exemption 2003 No 4

Application made 14 February 2003; from 28 March 2003; revoked 26 October 2004

Light maintenance depots:

Hoo Junction

Parkeston Quay

Peak Forest

Temple Mills (Stratford New)

Thornton

Warrington Arpley

Licence exemption 2004 No 16

Application made 30 July 2004; from 8 September 2004

Light maintenance depots used "wholly or mainly for the provision of light maintenance services in relation to rolling stock used other than for the purposes of carrying passengers"

Aberdeen
(from 15 September 2004?; removed 21 March 2014)

Acton Main Line Yard
(from 4 July 2013)

Avonmouth
(from 15 September 2004)

Bescot Up Yard
(from 15 September 2004)

Cardiff Tidal Sidings
(from 15 September 2004)

Carnforth
(from 15 September 2004)

Crewe Gresty Lane
(from 15 September 2004)

Dollands Moor
(from 15 September 2004)

Doncaster Wood Yard
(from 15 September 2004)

Eastleigh BRT Sidings
(from 2 January 2015)

Eastleigh East Yard & Holding Siding
(from 2 January 2015)

Fort William
(from 15 September 2004)

Fowey Docks
(from 15 September 2004)

Frodingham
(from 15 September 2004)

Hither Green (Bramdean) Down Yard
(from 2 January 2015)

Hoo Junction Up Yard
(from 15 September 2004)

Manchester Trafford Park Euroterminal
(from 21 March 2014)

Milford Sidings
(from 15 September 2004)

Morris Cowley Car Terminal
(from 2 January 2015)

Newport East Usk Yard
(from 15 September 2004)

Northampton
(from 15 September 2004)

Northampton Yard
(from 15 September 2004)

Oxford Hinksey
(from 15 September 2004)

Parkeston Quay
(from 15 September 2004)

Peak Forest
(from 2 January 2015)

Peak Forest Traction Maintenance Depot
(from 15 September 2004)

Redhill Loco Sidings
(from 4 July 2013)

Scunthorpe Yard
(from 15 September 2004)

Stoke Gifford
(from 15 September 2004?; removed 21 March 2014)

Swansea Burrows
(from 15 September 2004)

Tees Yard
(from 2 January 2015)

Temple Mills Traction Maintenance Depot
(from 15 September 2004?; removed 21 March 2014)

Thornton Yard
(from 15 September 2004)

Tonbridge
(from 15 September 2004?; removed 21 March 2014)

Warrington Arpley
(from 15 September 2004)

Washwood Heath Up Yard
(from 15 September 2004)

Westbury
(from 15 September 2004)

Westbury Yard
(from 15 September 2004)

Woking
(from 15 September 2004)

European freight licence UK 01 2005 0028

From 28 November 2005

Freight SNRP UK 02 2005 0029

From 28 November 2005

European passenger licence UK 01 2011 0001

Application made 18 November 2011; from 22 December 2011

 

DB Cargo Rail International Limited

Formerly Railfreight Distribution Limited (to 30 November 1998) then English Welsh & Scottish Railway International Limited (to 27 February 2013) then DB Schenker Rail International (28 February 2013 to 2 March 2016)

Initially a British Railways Board subsidiary, change of control 12 March 1997 (English, Welsh & Scottish Railway Holdings Limited) (not on ORR register); change of control 17 November 2001 (Canadian National); change of control 29 November 2007 (DB Schenker)

Network licence UK 03 1996 0007

From 12 October 1996

* marshalling yards, holding sidings and recess sidings; * comprised in a railway goods terminal; * which connects a light maintenance depot or track within a light maintenance depot to any part of a network operated by a person other than the licence holder; * which connects a network operated by another person to a network operated by that person or by a third person; * which is situated within a harbour or harbour area * which connects a network situated on premises used for the purposes of: o an industrial undertaking (other than an undertaking consisting in the operation of a light maintenance depot); o an undertaking engaged in the generation of electrical energy, including a nuclear installation; or o a mine or quarry for the purposes of the Mines and Quarries Act 1954 to any part of a network operated by another person;

Non-passenger licence UK 03 1996 0006

From 12 October 1996

International licence

Application made 7 May 1999; from 27 August 1999

European freight licence UK 01 2005 0030

From 28 November 2005

Freight SNRP UK 02 2005 0031

From 28 November 2005

International freight licence UK 01 2005 0032

From 28 November 2005

International freight SNRP UK 02 2005 0033

From 28 November 2005

 

DB Regio Tyne & Wear Limited

Passenger licence UK 03 2010 0001

Application made 18 February 2010; from 1 April 2010; revoked 19 May 2017

Station licence UK 03 2010 0002

Application made 18 February 2010; from 1 April 2010; revoked 19 May 2017

Erroneously-included stations were removed 29 March 2010 before licence took effect

Airport
(removed 29 March 2010)

Bank Foot
(removed 29 March 2010)

Bede
(removed 29 March 2010)

Benton
(removed 29 March 2010)

Brockley Whins

Byker
(removed 29 March 2010)

Callerton Parkway
(removed 29 March 2010)

Central Station
(removed 29 March 2010)

Chichester
(removed 29 March 2010)

Chillingham Road
(removed 29 March 2010)

Cullercoats
(removed 29 March 2010)

East Boldon

Fawdon
(removed 29 March 2010)

Fellgate

Felling
(removed 29 March 2010)

Four Lane Ends
(removed 29 March 2010)

Gateshead Stadium
(removed 29 March 2010)

Gateshead
(removed 29 March 2010)

Hadrian Road
(removed 29 March 2010)

Haymarket
(removed 29 March 2010)

Hebburn
(removed 29 March 2010)

Heworth
(removed 29 March 2010)

Howdon
(removed 29 March 2010)

Ilford Road
(removed 29 March 2010)

Jarrow
(removed 29 March 2010)

Jesmond
(removed 29 March 2010)

Kingston Park
(removed 29 March 2010)

Longbenton
(removed 29 March 2010)

Manors
(removed 29 March 2010)

Meadow Well
(removed 29 March 2010)

Millfield

Monkseaton
(removed 29 March 2010)

Monument
(removed 29 March 2010)

North Shields
(removed 29 March 2010)

Northumberland Park
(removed 29 March 2010)

Pallion

Palmersville
(removed 29 March 2010)

Park Lane

Pelaw
(removed 29 March 2010)

Percy Main
(removed 29 March 2010)

Regent Centre
(removed 29 March 2010)

St James
(removed 29 March 2010)

St Peters

Seaburn

Shiremoor
(removed 29 March 2010)

Simonside
(removed 29 March 2010)

South Gosforth
(removed 29 March 2010)

South Hylton

South Shields
(removed 29 March 2010)

Stadium of Light

Tyne Dock
(removed 29 March 2010)

Tynemouth
(removed 29 March 2010)

University

Walkergate
(removed 29 March 2010)

Wallsend
(removed 29 March 2010)

Wansbeck Road
(removed 29 March 2010)

West Jesmond
(removed 29 March 2010)

West Monkseaton
(removed 29 March 2010)

Whitley Bay
(removed 29 March 2010)

 

DB Schenker Rail UK

See DB Cargo Rail UK

 

DB Schenker Rail International Limited

See DB Cargo Rail International Limited

 

Dean & Dyball Construction Limited

Licence exemption 2004 No 15

Application made 23 July 2004; from 24 August 2004

Non-passenger trains within possessions only

 

Deeside Railway Company Limited

Licence exemption

Application made 4 December 2003

Activity not defined

Licence exemption 2007 No 3

Application made 23 February 2007; from 30 March 2007; revoked 12 August 2008

Network forming 356m of track at grid reference NO741961, any passenger or non-passenger train on network

Also station:

Milton of Crathes

any other on network

 

Also light maintenance depot:

Milton of Crathes

any other on network

 

Licence exemption 2008 No 15

Application made 14 July 2008; from 12 August 2008

Network forming 1125m of track west of Milton of Crathes station plus approved extensions, any passenger or non-passenger train and any station or light maintenance depot on network

 

Del Fungo Giera Servizi ferroviari S.p.a.

Non-passenger licence

Application made 11 May 2005

 

Department for Transport

See Abbey Rail Limited, Broadway Rail Limited, Golding's Rail Limited, Hay's Rail Limited, OQS Rail Limited, Orchard Rail Limited, Strutton Rail Limited and Westminster Rail Limited

 

Desquenne et Giral UK Limited

Licence

Application made 31 March 2000

Activity not defined

Licence exemption

Application withdrawn 9 August 2004 before public consultation started

Non-passenger trains

 

Devon And Cornwall Railways Limited

European passenger licence

Application made 26 August 2010

European freight licence UK 01 2010 0001

Application made 26 August 2010; from 24 December 2010

Freight SNRP UK 02 2010 0001

Application made 26 August 2010; from 24 December 2010

 

DfT OLR1 Limited

Formerly Strutton Rail Limited (7 February 2003 to 17 June 2013) then GW Railway Limited (18 June 2013 to 15 July 2016).  Operator of last resort, subsidiary of Department for Transport

European passenger licence UK 01 2006 0012

Application made 22 August 2006; from 20 September 2006

Passenger SNRP UK 02 2006 0012

Application made 22 August 2006; from 20 September 2006

Light maintenance depot licence UK 03 2014 0002

Application made 23 August 2013; from 5 June 2014

West Ealing Sidings
(from 3 January 2017; removed 20 January 2017)

Note: West Ealing sidings were added to the wrong licence on one part of the ORR website but not on another part, subsequently corrected.  The sidings are operated by First Greater Western (under the name Great Western Railway)

Station licence UK 03 2014 0003

Application made 23 August 2013; from 5 June 2014

 

Direct Rail Services Limited

Non-passenger licence UK 03 1995 0033

From 14 December 1995

Passenger licence UK 03 1997 0002

From 10 October 1997

Light maintenance depot licence UK 03 1998 0001

From 14 September 1998

Carlisle Kingmoor

Cricklewood Sidings

 

Network licence UK 03 2000 0005

From 1 December 2000

* marshalling yards, holding sidings and recess sidings; * comprised in a railway goods terminal; * which connects a light maintenance depot or track within a light maintenance depot to any part of a network operated by a person other than the licence holder; * which connects a network operated by another person to a network operated by that person or by a third person; * which is situated within a harbour or harbour area * which connects a network situated on premises used for the purposes of: o an industrial undertaking (other than an undertaking consisting in the operation of a light maintenance depot); o an undertaking engaged in the generation of electrical energy, including a nuclear installation; or o a mine or quarry for the purposes of the Mines and Quarries Act 1954 to any part of a network operated by another person

EU licence notification (freight and passenger)

From 28 November 2005

European passenger licence UK 01 2005 0023

Back-dated to 10 October 1997

European freight licence UK 01 2005 0025

Back-dated to 14 December 1995

Passenger SNRP (charter) UK 02 2005 0024

Backdated to 9 October 1997

Freight SNRP UK 02 2005 0026

From 28 November 2005

 

Docklands Light Railway Limited

Licence exemption 1995 No 16

From 20 December 1995; revoked 16 December 2008

Network forming tracks near West India Quay station, any passenger or non-passenger train on network

Also station:

Pudding Mill Lane

Licence exemption 1999 No 10

From 19 November 1999; revoked 16 December 2008

Network forming line Lewisham to Mudchute, any passenger or non-passenger train on network

Also stations:

Cutty Sark

Deptford Bridge

Elverson Road

Greenwich

Island Gardens

Lewisham

Mudchute

Note that it is not clear if non-passenger trains are included in exemption

Licence exemption 2005 No 14

Application made 14 October 2005; from 30 November 2005; revoked 16 December 2008

Network forming line 4.2km from Canning Town to King George V, any passenger or non-passenger train and any station on network

Note that the ORR's 2008-09 annual report omits references to revoking 2005 passenger, non-passenger or station exemptions

Licence exemption 2008 No 1

Application made 17 December 2007; from 16 January 2008; revoked 16 December 2008

Station:

Langdon Park

The ORR's 2008-09 annual report also states that a 2008 network exemption was revoked

Licence exemption 2008 No 20

Application made 14 November 2008; from 16 December 2008

Network forming entire "Docklands" system including Woolwich extension, any passenger or non-passenger train and any station or light maintenance depot on network

Note that this replaces all previous exemptions

 

DMQA Technical Services (UK) Limited

See Works Infrastructure Limited

 

Durham County Council

Trading as National Railway Museum At Shildon

Licence exemption 2009 No 22

Application made 27 July 2009; from 4 September 2009

Network within Locomotion: The National Railway Museum At Shildon and approved extensions, any passenger or non-passenger train and any station or light maintenance depot on network

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