Licences issued by the Office of the Rail Regulator/Office of Rail Regulation/Office of Rail and Road (ORR)

A (hopefully) comprehensive listing

Companies beginning L

Last update 18 December 2020

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Please select a letter from the list below:

Lafarge Cement UK Limited

See Lafarge Tarmac Cement And Lime Limited

Lafarge Cement UK plc

See Lafarge Cement UK Limited

Lafarge Tarmac Limited

See Tarmac Services Limited

Lafarge Tarmac Cement And Lime Limited

See Tarmac Cement And Lime Limited

Laing O'Rourke Civil Engineering Limited

See Laing O'Rourke Infrastructure Limited

Laing O'Rourke Infrastructure Limited

Formerly Laing O'Rourke Civil Engineering Limited (to 13 March 2006)

Licence exemption

Application withdrawn by applicant 10 June 2005

Licence exemption

Consultation began 9 September 2005

Non-passenger trains

Licence exemption 2006 No 6

From 26 June 2006

Non-passenger trains within possessions only

Licence exemption C/13/02

Consultation began 7 November 2013; from 9 December 2013

Non-passenger trains within possessions only

L & W Contractors Limited

Licence exemption NP/20/03

Consultation began 13 February 2020; from 19 March 2020

Non-passenger trains within possessions only

Land Recovery Rail Limited

Licence exemption NP/20/09

Consultation began 12 November 2020; from 16 December 2020

Non-passenger trains within possessions only

Laser Rail Limited

Licence exemption 2006 No 4

Consultation began 18 January 2006; from 14 June 2006

Non-passenger trains within possessions only

Llangollen Railway plc

Licence exemption

Consultation began 31 May 2000

Activity not defined

Loadhaul Limited

Initially a British Railways Board subsidiary, change of control 1 March 1996 (North and South Railways Limited)

Network licence

From 31 March 1995; surrendered 26 March 1997

Non-passenger licence

From 31 March 1995; surrendered 26 March 1997

Licence exemption 1995 No 2

From 31 March 1995; revoked 21 March 1997

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

Locomotion: National Railway Museum at Shildon

(See Sedgefield Borough Council/The Locomotion: The National Railway Museum at Shildon)

Locomotive Services (TOC) Limited

European passenger licence UK 01 2017 0001

Consultation began 30 June 2017; from 7 August 2017

Passenger SNRP UK 02 2017 0001

From 7 August 2017

London & Birmingham Railway Limited

European passenger licence UK 01 2007 0010

From 7 November 2007; revoked 20 December 2017

Light maintenance depot licence UK 03 2007 0024

From 7 November 2007; revoked 20 December 2017

Birmingham Soho

Birmingham Tyseley

Bletchley Carriage Sidings

Bletchley

Camden Carriage Sidings

Shrewsbury Abbey Foregate

Worcester Shrub Hill

Station licence UK 03 2007 0023

From 7 November 2007; revoked 20 December 2017

Acocks Green

Acton Bridge

Adderley Park

Albrighton

Alvechurch

Apsley

Aspley Guise

Aston

Atherstone

Barlaston

Barnt Green

Bearley

Bedford St Johns

Bedworth

Berkhampstead

Berkswell

Bermuda Park
from 21 December 2015

Bescot Stadium

Bilbrook

Birmingham Snow Hill

Blake Street

Blakedown

Bletchley

Bloxwich North

Bloxwich

Bordesley

Bournville

Bow Brickhill

Bricket Wood

Bromsgrove

Butlers Lane

Canley

Cannock

Cheddington

Chester Road

Claverdon

Codsall

Coleshill Parkway

Colwall

Coseley

Cosford

Coventry Arena
from 21 December 2015

Cradley Heath

Danzey

Dorridge
to 14 November 2010

Droitwich Spa

Duddeston

Dudley Port

Earlswood (West Midlands)

Erdington

Fenny Stratford

Five Ways

Four Oaks

Garston (Hertfordshire)

Gravelly Hill

Great Malvern

Hagley

Hall Green

Hampton-in-Arden

Hamstead

Hartford

Hartlebury

Hednesford

Hemel Hempstead

Henley-in-Arden

How Wood (Hertfordshire)

Jewellery Quarter

Kempston Hardwick

Kidderminster

Kings Langley

Kings Norton

Landywood

Langley Green

Lea Hall

Ledbury

Leighton Buzzard

Lichfield City

Lichfield Trent Valley

Lidlington

Long Buckby

Longbridge

Lye

Malvern Link

Marston Green

Millbrook (Bedfordshire)

Milton Keynes Central

Northampton

Northfield

Norton Bridge

Nuneaton

Oakengates

Old Hill

Olton

Park Street

Penkridge

Perry Barr

Polesworth

Redditch

Ridgmont

Rowley Regis

Rugeley Town

Rugeley Trent Valley

St Albans Abbey

Sandwell & Dudley

Selly Oak

Shenstone

Shifnal

Shirley

Small Heath

Smethwick Galton Bridge

Smethwick Rolfe Street

Solihull
to 14 November 2010

Spring Road

Stechford

Stewartby

Stone

Stourbridge Junction

Stourbridge Town

Stratford-upon-Avon

Stratford-upon-Avon Parkway
from 19 May 2013

Sutton Coldfield

Tame Bridge Parkway

Tamworth

Telford Central

The Hawthorns

The Lakes (Warks)

Tile Hill

Tipton

Tring

Tyseley

University (Birmingham)

Walsall

Water Orton

Watford Junction

Watford North

Wedgwood

Wellington (Shropshire)

Whitlocks End

Widney Manor

Wilmcote

Wilnecote

Winsford

Witton

Woburn Sands

Wolverton

Wood End

Wootton Wawen

Worcester Foregate Street

Worcester Shrub Hill

Wylde Green

Wythall

Yardley Wood

Non-passenger licence UK 03 2007 0022

From 7 November 2007; revoked 20 December 2017

Passenger SNRP UK 02 2007 0011

From 7 November 2007; revoked 20 December 2017

London And North Western Railway Company Limited

Formerly London North Western Railway Company Limited (to 28 July 1998)

Licence exemption 1997 No 3

From 23 May 1997

Network forming Crewe Carriage Shed

Also light maintenance depot:

Crewe Carriage Shed

Note that this exemption is still 'live' but it appears that it should be superseded by the full licence below

Light maintenance depot licence UK 03 1999 0002

From 6 March 1999

Crewe Carriage Shed

Leeds Hunslett Midland Road
included from 19 February 2003 annual return

Note that this licence is still 'live' but there have not been any annual returns since February 2005.  A February 2003 annual return specified an intention to open depots at Edinburgh, Tilbury, Bristol and London and fuel points at Northampton and Immingham; there has been no further reference to these sites

London & South Eastern Railway Limited

European passenger licence UK 01 2006 0003

Consultation began 23 December 2005, from 1 April 2006

Light maintenance depot licence UK 03 2006 0006

Consultation began 23 December 2005, from 1 April 2006

Ashford (Kent)

Gillingham (Kent)

Grosvenor Road

Grove Park

Orpington

Ramsgate

St Leonards West Marina

Slade Green

Station licence UK 03 2006 0005

Consultation began 23 December 2005, from 1 April 2006

Abbey Wood
to 21 October 2017

Adisham

Albany Park

Ashford International

Aylesford

Aylesham

Barming

Barnehurst

Bat & Ball

Battle

Bearsted

Beckenham Hill

Beckenham Junction

Bekesbourne

Bellingham

Beltring

Belvedere

Bexley

Bexleyheath

Bickley

Birchington-on-Sea

Blackheath

Borough Green & Wrotham

Brixton

Broadstairs

Bromley North

Bromley South

Canterbury East

Canterbury West

Catford Bridge

Catford

Charing

Charlton

Chartham

Chatham

Chelsfield

Chestfield & Swalecliffe

Chilham

Chislehurst

Clock House

Crayford

Crofton Park

Crowhurst

Cuxton

Dartford

Deal

Denmark Hill

Deptford

Dover Priory

Dumpton Park

Dunton Green

East Farleigh

East Malling

Eden Park

Edenbridge (Kent)
to 13 December 2008

Elmers End

Elmstead Woods

Eltham

Erith

Etchingham

Eynsford

Falconwood

Farningham Road

Faversham

Folkestone Central

Folkestone Harbour

Folkestone West

Frant

Gillingham (Kent)

Godstone
to 13 December 2008

Gravesend

Greenhithe for Bluewater

Greenwich

Grove Park

Halling

Harrietsham

Hastings

Hayes (Kent)

Headcorn

Herne Bay

Herne Hill

High Brooms

Highham

Hildenborough

Hither Green

Hollingbourne

Kearsney

Kemsing

Kemsley

Kent House

Kidbrooke

Knockholt

Ladywell

Lee

Leigh (Kent)
to 13 December 2008

Lenham

Lewisham

Longfield

Lower Sydenham

Maidstone Barracks

Maidstone East

Maidstone West

Marden (Kent)

Margate

Martin Mill

Maze Hill

Meopham

Minster

Mottingham

New Beckenham

New Cross

New Eltham

New Hythe

Newington

Northfleet

Nunhead

Nutfield
to 13 December 2008

Orpington

Otford

Paddock Wood

Penge East

Penshurst
to 13 December 2008

Petts Wood

Pluckley

Plumstead

Queenborough

Rainham (Kent)

Ramsgate

Ravensbourne

Robertsbridge

Rochester

St Johns (London)

St Leonards Warrior Square

St Mary Cray

Sandling

Sandwich

Selling

Sevenoaks

Sheerness-on-Sea

Shepherds Well

Shoreham (Kent)

Shortlands

Sidcup

Sittingbourne

Slade Green

Snodland

Snowdown

Sole Street

Staplehurst

Stone Crossing

Stonegate

Strood (Kent)

Sturry

Sundridge Park

Swale

Swanley

Swanscombe

Sydenham Hill

Teynham

Tonbridge

Tunbridge Wells

Wadhurst

Walmer

Wateringbury

Waterloo East

Welling

Westcombe Park

West Dulwich

Westenhanger

Westgate-on-Sea

West Malling

West St Leonards

West Wickham

Whitstable

Woolwich Arsenal

Woolwich Dockyard

Wye

Yalding

Non-passenger licence UK 03 2006 0004

Consultation began 23 December 2005, from 1 April 2006

Passenger SNRP UK 02 2006 0003

From 1 April 2006

London Eastern Railway Limited

Passenger licence

Consultation began 9 January 2004; from 26 March 2004; revoked 13 February 2012 not on ORR register

Light maintenance depot licence UK 03 2004 0007

Consultation began 9 January 2004; from 26 March 2004; revoked 13 February 2012

Cambridge

Chingford

Clacton

Colchester

Ilford

Norwich Crown Point

Southend Victoria

Thornton Fields
to 11 August 2008

Station licence UK 03 2004 0006

Consultation began 9 January 2004; from 26 March 2004; revoked 13 February 2012

Acle

Alresford

Althorne

Angel Road

Attleborough

Audley End

Battlesbridge

Beccles

Berney Arms

Bethnal Green

Billericay

Bishops Stortford

Braintree Freeport

Braintree

Brampton (Suffolk)

Brandon

Brentwood

Brimsdown

Broxbourne

Bruce Grove

Brundall Gardens

Brundall

Buckenham

Bures

Burnham-on-Crouch

Bury St Edmunds

Bush Hill Park

Cambridge Heath

Cambridge

Cantley

Chadwell Heath

Chappel & Wakes Colne

Chelmsford

Cheshunt

Chingford

Clacton-on-Sea

Clapton

Colchester Town

Colchester

Cressing

Cromer

Darsham

Derby Road (Ipswich)

Diss

Dovercourt

Dullingham

Eccles Road

Edmonton Green

Elmswell

Elsenham

Ely

Emerson Park

Enfield Lock

Enfield Town

Fambridge

Felixstowe

Forest Gate

Frinton-on-Sea

Gidea Park

Goodmayes

Great Bentley

Great Chesterford

Great Yarmouth

Gunton

Hackney Downs

Haddiscoe

Halesworth

Harling Road

Harlow Mill

Harlow Town

Harold Wood

Harwich International

Harwich Town

Hatfield Peverel

Hertford East

Highams Park

Hockley

Hoveton & Wroxham

Hythe (Essex)

Ilford

Ingatestone

Ipswich

Kelvedon

Kennett

Kirby Cross

Lakenheath

Lingwood

London Fields

Lowestoft

Manea

Manningtree

Manor Park

March

Marks Tey

Maryland

Melton

Mistley

Needham Market

Newmarket

Newport (Essex)

North Walsham

Northumberland Park

Norwich

Oulton Broad North

Oulton Broad South

Ponders End

Prittlewell

Rayleigh

Rectory Road

Reedham (Norfolk)

Rochford

Romford

Roughton Road

Roydon

Rye House

St James Street (Walthamstow)

St Margarets (Herts)

Salhouse

Sawbridgeworth

Saxmundham

Seven Kings

Seven Sisters

Shelford

Shenfield

Sheringham

Shippea Hill

Silver Street

Somerleyton

Southbury

Southend Victoria

Southminster

Spooner Row

Stamford Hill

Stansted Airport

Stansted Mountfitchet

Stoke Newington

Stowmarket

Stratford (London)

Sudbury (Suffolk)

Theobalds Grove

Thetford

Thorpe-le-Soken

Thurston

Tottenham Hale

Trimley

Turkey Street

Waltham Cross

Walthamstow Central

Walton-on-the-Naze

Ware

Weeley

West Runton

Westerfield

White Hart Lane

White Notley

Whittlesea

Whittlesford

Wickford

Wickham Market

Witham

Wivenhoe

Wood Street

Woodbridge

Woodham Ferrers

Worstead

Wrabness

Wymondham

Non-passenger licence UK 03 2004 0005

Consultation began 9 January 2004; from 26 March 2004; revoked 13 February 2012

European passenger licence UK 01 2005 0056

From 28 November 2005; revoked 13 February 2012

Passenger SNRP UK 02 2005 0057

From 28 November 2005; revoked 13 February 2012

European freight licence UK 01 2005 0058

From 28 November 2005; revoked 13 February 2012

Freight SNRP UK 02 2005 0059

From 28 November 2005; revoked 13 February 2012

Licence exemption 2008 No 19

Consultation began 10 September 2008; from 20 October 2008; revoked 13 February 2012

Network forming Orient Way Train Care Facility

LondonEnergy Limited

Formerly LondonWaste Limited (to 4 September 2017)

Licence exemption NE/14/04

Consultation began 13 November 2013; from 15 December 2014

Network forming Tilling Road, Hendon and approved other networks, any non-passenger train and any light maintenance depot on network

London Gateway Port Railway Limited

Licence exemption NE/13/01

Consultation began 15 January 2013; from 19 February 2013

Network forming London Gateway Port (Eastern Intermodal Container Terminal and the Port Branch Line) as at 8 April 2013 and approved extensions, any non-passenger train and any light maintenance depot on network

London Midland Trains Limited

See DfT OLR7 Limited

London North Eastern Railway Limited

Operator of last resort, subsidiary of Department for Transport

Formerly Strutton Rail Limited (7 February 2003 to 17 June 2013) then GW Railway Limited (18 June 2013 to 15 July 2016) then DfT OLR1 Limited (16 July 2016 to 13 February 2018)

European passenger licence UK 01 2006 0012

Consultation began 22 August 2006; from 20 September 2006

Passenger SNRP UK 02 2006 0012

Consultation began 22 August 2006; from 20 September 2006

Light maintenance depot licence UK 03 2014 0002

Consultation began 23 August 2013; from 5 June 2014

Aberdeen Clayhills
from 24 June 2018

Edinburgh Craigentinny
from 24 June 2018; to 11 November 2018

London Bounds Green
from 24 June 2018; to 11 November 2018

London Ferme Park
from 24 June 2018; to 11 November 2018

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

 

Note: West Ealing Sidings was 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

Consultation began 23 August 2013; from 5 June 2014

Berwick-upon-Tweed
from 24 June 2018

Darlington
from 24 June 2018

Doncaster
from 24 June 2018

Durham
from 24 June 2018

Grantham
from 24 June 2018

Newark North Gate
from 24 June 2018

Peterborough
from 24 June 2018

Retford
from 24 June 2018

Wakefield Westgate
from 24 June 2018

Condition 27 does not apply to:

Newcastle upon Tyne
from 24 June 2018

York
from 24 June 2018

 

 

except in certain circumstances

London North Western Railway Company Limited

See London And North Western Railway Company Limited

London Overground Rail Operations Limited

European passenger licence UK 01 2007 0011

Consultation began 10 August 2007; from 7 November 2007; revoked 15 December 2016

Light maintenance depot licence UK 03 2007 0027

Consultation began 10 August 2007; from 7 November 2007; revoked 15 December 2016

Chingford
from 31 May 2015

Willesden

 

 

Station licence UK 03 2007 0026

Consultation began 10 August 2007; from 7 November 2007; revoked 15 December 2016

Acton Central

Anerley
from 7 September 2009

Bethnal Green
from 31 May 2015

Brockley
from 7 September 2009

Brondesbury

Brondesbury Park

Bruce Grove
from 31 May 2015

Bushey

Bush Hill Park
from 31 May 2015

Caledonian Road & Barnsbury

Cambridge Heath
from 31 May 2015

Camden Road

Canonbury

Carpenders Park

Chingford
from 31 May 2015

Clapham High Street
from 9 December 2012

Clapton
from 31 May 2015

Crouch Hill

Crystal Palace
from 7 September 2009

Dalston Kingsland

Edmonton Green
from 31 May 2015

Emerson Park
from 31 May 2015

Enfield Town
from 31 May 2015

Finchley Road & Frognal

Forest Hill
from 7 September 2009

Gospel Oak

Hackney Central

Hackney Downs
from 31 May 2015

Hackney Wick

Hampstead Heath

Harringay Green Lanes

Hatch End

Headstone Lane

Highams Park
from 31 May 2015

Homerton

Honor Oak Park
from 7 September 2009

Imperial Wharf
from 21 September 2009

Kensal Rise

Kensington Olympia

Kentish Town West

Kilburn High Road

Leyton Midland Road

Leytonstone High Road

London Fields
from 31 May 2015

New Cross Gate
from 7 September 2009

Norwood Junction
from 7 September 2009

Penge West
from 7 September 2009

Rectory Road
from 31 May 2015

St James Street (Walthamstow)
from 31 May 2015

Seven Sisters
from 31 May 2015

Shepherd's Bush
from 22 August 2008

Silver Street
from 31 May 2015

South Acton

Southbury
from 31 May 2015

South Hampstead

South Tottenham

Stamford Hill
from 31 May 2015

Stoke Newington
from 31 May 2015

Sydenham (London)
from 7 September 2009

Theobalds Grove
from 31 May 2015

Turkey Street
from 31 May 2015

Upper Holloway

Walthamstow Central
from 31 May 2015

Walthamstow Queens Road

Wandsworth Road
from 9 December 2012

Wanstead Park

Watford High Street

West Croydon
from 7 September 2009

West Hampstead

White Hart Lane
from 31 May 2015

Willesden Junction

Woodgrange Park

Wood Street
from 31 May 2015

Non-passenger licence UK 03 2007 0025

Consultation began 5 September 2007; from 7 November 2007; revoked 15 December 2016

Passenger SNRP UK 02 2007 0012

From 7 November 2007; revoked 15 December 2016

London Southend Airport Company Limited

Station licence UK 03 2020 0005

Consultation began 18 October 2019; from 27 May 2020

Southend Airport

Replaced Stobart Rail Limited licence UK 03 2011 0001

London Underground Limited

Passenger licence

From 1 April 1994

Station licence

From 1 April 1994; superseded by UK 03 2004 0009

Amersham

Barbican

Chalfont & Latimer

Chorleywood

Farringdon

Finsbury Park
included in error

Greenford

Harrow-on-the-Hill

Kentish Town

Marylebone
included in error

Moorgate

Old Street

Rickmansworth

Seven Sisters

South Ruislip

Southwark
included in error

Stratford (London)
part of

Tottenham Hale
believed included in error

Walthamstow Central

West Ham

West Ruislip

Network licence

From 1 April 1994

Extent not listed, but limited to those areas shared with "main line" companies

Passenger licence UK 03 2004 0008

From 1 April 2005

Station licence UK 03 2004 0009

From 1 April 2005

Amersham

Barbican
to 20 March 2009

Blackhorse Road
from 7 November 2007

Chalfont & Latimer

Chorleywood

Farringdon

Finsbury Park
included in error; deleted 18 April 2008

Greenford

Gunnersbury
from 7 November 2007

Harlesden
from 7 November 2007

Harrow & Wealdstone
from 7 November 2007

Harrow-on-the-Hill

Highbury & Islington
from 7 November 2007

Kensal Green
from 7 November 2007

Kentish Town

Kenton
from 7 November 2007

Kew Gardens
from 7 November 2007

Marylebone
included in error; deleted 18 April 2008

Moorgate

North Wembley
from 7 November 2007

Old Street

Queens Park (London)
from 7 November 2007

Rickmansworth

Seven Sisters

South Kenton
from 7 November 2007

South Ruislip

Southwark
included in error; deleted 18 April 2008

Stonebridge Park
from 7 November 2007

Stratford (London)
part of

Tottenham Hale
deleted in 2014, believed included in error

Walthamstow Central

Wembley Central
from 7 November 2007

West Brompton
from 7 November 2007

West Ham

West Ruislip

Network licence UK 03 2004 0010

From 1 April 2005

Passenger licence

Consultation began 22 May 2018

Station licence

Consultation began 22 May 2018

Network licence

Consultation began 22 May 2018

Non-passenger licence UK 03 2018 0003

From 20 June 2018

Note that the 2018 licences were stated specifically to replace the 1994 ones.  It is not clear how the 2005 licences fit.  The non-passenger licence did not appear on the public consultation

LondonWaste Limited

See LondonEnergy Limited

Loram UK Limited

Formerly Railway Vehicle Engineering Limited (to 1 August 2016)

Licence exemption L/14/02

Consultation began 11 August 2014; from 11 September 2014

Network forming RTC Business Park, any passenger or non-passenger train on network

Also light maintenance depot:

RTC Business Park

Non-passenger licence

Consultation began 16 February 2015

Non-passenger licence UK 03 2016 0001

Consultation began 22 December 2015; from 12 February 2016

LTS Rail Limited

see c2c rail limited

Lundy Projects Limited

Licence exemption 2010 No 4

Consultation began 25 March 2010; from 21 April 2010

Non-passenger trains within possessions only

LYNE Limited

Passenger licence

Application withdrawn by applicant 11 May 2005

Light maintenance depot licence

Application withdrawn by applicant 11 May 2005

Station licence

Application withdrawn by applicant 11 May 2005

Non-passenger licence

Application withdrawn by applicant 11 May 2005