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Companies beginning E

Last update 1 December 2018

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East Coast Main Line Company Limited

Operator of last resort, subsidiary of Directly Operated Railways Limited (wholly owned by the Secretary of State for Transport), sold to Stagecoach/Virgin on refranchising

Formerly Abbey Rail Limited (7 February 2003 to 14 July 2009)

European passenger licence UK 01 2006 0006

Consultation began 22 August 2006; from 20 September 2006; revoked 26 November 2018

Passenger SNRP UK 02 2006 0006

Consultation began 22 August 2006; from 20 September 2006; revoked 26 November 2018

Light maintenance depot licence UK 03 2009 0005

Consultation began 25 September 2009; from 26 October 2009; revoked 26 November 2018

Aberdeen Clayhills
(from 13 November 2009)

London Bounds Green
(from 13 November 2009)

London Ferme Park
(from 13 November 2009)

Edinburgh Craigentinny
(from 13 November 2009)

Station licence UK 03 2009 0004

Consultation began 25 September 2009; from 26 October 2009; revoked 30 June 2015

Berwick-upon-Tweed

Darlington

Doncaster

Dunbar

Durham

Grantham

Newark North Gate

Newcastle upon Tyne

Peterborough

Retford

Wakefield Westgate

York

Station licence UK 03 2015 0007

Consultation began 28 May 2015; from 30 June 2015; revoked 26 November 2018

Replaces UK 03 2009 0004

Berwick-upon-Tweed

Darlington

Doncaster

Durham

Grantham

Newark North Gate

Peterborough

Retford

Wakefield Westgate

Condition 27 does not apply to:

Newcastle upon Tyne

York

 

except in certain circumstances

Eastern Infrastructure Maintenance Company

Initially a British Railways Board subsidiary, change of control 2 April 1996 (Balfour Beatty Rail Maintenance Company Limited)

Network licence

From 2 February 1996; revoked 19 December 2000

Network not defined

Licence exemption 1996 No 1

From 2 February 1996; revoked 19 December 2000

Non-passenger trains within possessions only

Eastern Track Renewals Company Limited

Became Fastline Track Renewals Limited from 15 March 1996; see also Jarvis Fastline Limited

East Lancashire Light Railway Company Limited

Licence exemption

Consultation began 17 November 1998

Activity not defined

Licence exemption

Consultation began 30 October 2000

Activity not defined

Licence exemption

Consultation began "31 February 2002"

Activity not defined

Licence exemption 2003 No 5

Consultation began 7 May 2003; from 29 August 2003

Network forming Heywood branch, any passenger or non-passenger train and any station or light maintenance depot on network

Licence exemption

Consultation began 1 October 2007

Network forming line between Bury and Heywood and Heywood station

East Midlands Railway Trust

Formerly Great Central Railway (Nottingham) Limited (to 27 August 2001) then Nottingham Heritage Centre Limited (28 August 2001 to 15 May 2008) then East Midlands Railway Trust (from 16 May 2008)

Licence exemption 1995 No 6

From 16 June 1995; revoked 27 March 2012

Network forming line Ruddington to East Leake and branch to heritage centre depot, any passenger or non-passenger train and any light maintenance depot on network

Network licence UK 03 2001 0003

From 15 March 2001; revoked 27 March 2012 (not on ORR register)

Just north of Rushcliffe Halt to near Loughborough station

Licence exemption 2001 No 5

From 15 March 2001; revoked 27 March 2012

Any passenger or non-passenger train and any station or light maintenance depot on network defined in licence UK 03 2001 0003

Licence exemption NE/12/03

Consultation began 24 February 2012; from 27 March 2012

Network forming line Ruddington to Loughborough and approved extensions, but excluding main line connection to 332m north of Bunny Lane bridge, any passenger or non-passenger train and any station or light maintenance depot on network

Network licence UK 03 2012 004

Consultation began 27 June 2012; from 30 July 2012

Rushcliffe Halt to connection with main line, plus sidings

Note that the licence application also stated "also … trains on that network", although it specifically stated network and made no mention of an operator's licence

East Midlands Trains Limited

European passenger licence UK 01 2007 0008

Consultation began 3 August 2007; from 11 November 2007

Light maintenance depot licence UK 03 2007 0020

Consultation began 3 August 2007; from 11 November 2007

Cricklewood fuel point
(from 4 April 2009)

Derby Etches Park

Leeds Neville Hill

Nottingham Eastcroft

Station licence UK 03 2007 0019

Consultation began 3 August 2007; from 11 November 2007

Alfreton

Alsager

Ambergate

Ancaster

Aslockton

Attenborough

Barrow Upon Soar

Beeston

Belper

Bingham

Bleasby

Blythe Bridge

Boston

Bottesford

Bulwell

Burton Joyce

Burton-on-Trent

Carlton

Chesterfield

Collingham

Corby
(from 14 December 2008)

Creswell

Cromford

Derby

Duffield

East Midlands Parkway
(from 14 December 2008)

Elton & Orston

Fiskerton

Gainsborough Lea Road

Havenhouse

Heckington

Hinckley

Hubberts Bridge

Hucknall

Hykeham

Ilkeston
(from 2 April 2017)

Kettering

Kidsgrove

Kirkby-in-Ashfield

Langley Mill

Langwith-Whaley Thorns

Leicester

Lincoln

Long Eaton

Longport

Longton

Loughborough

Lowdham

Mansfield Town

Mansfield Woodhouse

Market Harborough

Market Rasen

Matlock Bath

Matlock

Melton Mowbray

Metheringham

Narborough

Netherfield

Newark Castle

Newstead

Nottingham

Oakham

Peartree

Radcliffe

Rauceby

Rolleston

Ruskington

Saxilby

Sheffield

Shirebrook

Sileby

Skegness

Sleaford

South Wigston

Spalding

Spondon

Stamford

Sutton Parkway

Swinderby

Swineshead

Syston

Thorpe Culvert

Thurgarton

Tutbury & Hatton

Uttoxeter

Wainfleet

Wellingborough

Whatstandwell

Whitwell

Willington

European non-passenger licence UK 03 2007 0018

Consultation began 3 August 2007; from 11 November 2007

Passenger SNRP UK 02 2007 0009

From 11 November 2007

Eden Valley Railway Company Limited

Licence exemption 2006 No 2

Consultation began 8 March 2006, from 7 April 2006

Network forming line Sandford to Warcop, any passenger or non-passenger train on network

Also station:

Warcop

Also light maintenance depot:

Warcop

Licence exemption

Consultation began 28 May 2009

Network forming line Flitholme to Appleby East plus approved extensions, any passenger or non-passenger train and any station or light maintenance depot on network

Licence exemption NE/13/03

Consultation began 5 March 2013; from 3 April 2013

Network forming heritage line and approved extensions, any passenger or non-passenger train and any station or light maintenance depot on network

Edmund Nuttall Limited

See BAM Nuttall Limited

Elec-Trak Installations Limited

See Hythe Realisations Limited

Electro-Motive Diesel Limited

Formerly Electro-Motive Services International Limited (to 27 June 2011)

Licence exemption 2008 No 16

Consultation began 24 July 2008; from 22 August 2008; revoked 19 February 2013

Network forming Brookside (Stoke-on-Trent) depot, any non-passenger train or light maintenance depot on network

The ORR's 2008-09 annual report states that a passenger exemption was granted, and no network exemption.  This seems somewhat unlikely.

Licence exemption L/13/01

Consultation began 21 January 2013; from 19 February 2013

Any approved light maintenance depot and any non-passenger train within depot; specifically:

Brookside (Stoke-on-Trent)

Replaces exemption 2008 No 16

Electro-Motive Services International Limited

See Electro-Motive Diesel Limited

The Elsecar Steam Railway

See Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council

EM Trains Limited

Operator of last resort, subsidiary of Department for Transport

Formerly OQS Rail Limited (3 December 1996 to 8 May 2014)

European passenger licence UK 01 2006 0010

Consultation began 22 August 2006; from 20 September 2006

Passenger SNRP UK 02 2006 0010

Consultation began 22 August 2006; from 20 September 2006

Light maintenance depot licence

Consultation began 4 September 2015

Light maintenance depots not defined

Station licence

Consultation began 4 September 2015

Stations not defined

English Welsh & Scottish Railway Limited

See DB Schenker Rail UK Limited

English Welsh & Scottish Railway International Limited

See DB Schenker Rail International Limited

EOM Rail LLP

Licence exemption NE/12/05

Consultation began 14 March 2012; from 25 May 2012; revoked 5 July 2018

Non-passenger trains within possessions only

Epping-Ongar Railway Holdings Limited

Licence exemption 2001 No 4

From 28 February 2001

Network forming line Ongar to signal LW2 just east of Epping, any passenger or non-passenger train and any station or light maintenance depot on network

Licence exemption NE/17/04

Consultation began 18 December 2017; from 1 February 2018

Network forming line Ongar to 9.4km towards Epping plus approved extensions, any passenger or non-passenger train and any station or light maintenance depot on network

Essex Thameside Limited

See Northern Trains Limited

European Passenger Services Limited

See Eurostar (UK) Limited

Europorte 2 SA

See Europorte Channel (SAS)

Europorte Channel (SAS)

Formerly Europorte 2 SA (to 29 November 2009)

Freight SNRP UK 02 2007 0013

From 22 November 2007; revoked 27 October 2011

Non passenger licence

From 13 October 2011

Freight SNRP UK 02 2011 0001

From 13 October 2011

A European non passenger licence was revoked on 27 October 2011, further details are unclear.

Eurostar International Limited

Formerly European Passenger Services Limited (22 August 1990 to 30 September 1996) then Eurostar (UK) Limited (1 October 1996 to 30 December 2009)

International passenger licence

From 1 April 1994; revoked (date unknown)

Light maintenance depot licence UK 03 1994 0002

From 1 April 1994; revoked 2 September 2014

Manchester International

North Pole International

 

Station licence UK 03 1994 0001

From 1 April 1994; revoked 11 November 2013 (originally to expire 29 July 2052)

Ashford International

Waterloo International

 

International licence

From 28 September 1998

Station licence

Consultation began 5 December 2003, withdrawn by applicant 12 March 2004

Stations not defined

Light maintenance depot licence

Consultation began 5 December 2003, withdrawn by applicant 12 March 2004

Light maintenance depots not defined

European passenger licence UK 01 2005 0026

From 28 November 2005 (some sources have 30 March 2007)

Passenger SNRP UK 02 2005 0027

From 28 November 2005 (some sources have 30 March 2007)

Light maintenance depot licence UK 03 2007 0011

Consultation began 20 March 2007; from 20 April 2007

Temple Mills

Eurostar (UK) Limited

See Eurostar International Limited

 

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