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Stations not served by their Station Facility Owner (SFO)

Last update 22 June 2017

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Stations introduction | Stations not served by SFO

This is a list of stations operated by one company but only served by other companies.

 

TOC controlled stations served only by other TOCs

Throughout the years there have been some anomalies where a station is the responsibility of a particular train operating company (TOC), but the service patterns mean that those stations are only served by other TOCs.  This list shows all known examples.

Station SFO Service provider(s) Dates (where known)
Acton Main Line TfL Rail Great Western Railway From 10 December 2017; to 19 May 2018
Burnham TfL Rail Great Western Railway From 10 December 2017; to December 2019
Burton on Trent East Midlands CrossCountry From 11 November 2007
Coleshill Parkway London Midland CrossCountry From 11 November 2007
Dean First Great Western/Great Western Railway South West Trains From October 2011
Ealing Broadway TfL Rail Great Western Railway From 10 December 2017; to 19 May 2018
East Putney Southern Railway/British Rail/Network SouthEast London Underground From 4 May 1941; to 1 April 1994 (privatisation, when station transferred to London Underground)
Hanwell TfL Rail Great Western Railway From 10 December 2017; to 19 May 2018
Hayes & Harlington TfL Rail Great Western Railway From 10 December 2017; to December 2019
Hinckley East Midlands CrossCountry From 11 November 2007
Iver TfL Rail Great Western Railway From 10 December 2017; to December 2019
Kemble Wessex Trains Great Western Railway
CrossCountry
From 20 May 2001; to 17 May 2003
Langley TfL Rail Great Western Railway From 10 December 2017; to December 2019
Lockerbie Scotrail West Coast
Transpennine Express
CrossCountry
From 31 March 1997 (privatisation); arrangements varied over the years
Manea Greater Anglia CrossCountry From 11 November 2007; to 17 May 2015
Mottisfont & Dunbridge First Great Western/Great Western Railway South West Trains From 9 December 2007?
Narborough East Midlands CrossCountry From 11 November 2007
Southall TfL Rail Great Western Railway From 10 December 2017; to 19 May 2018
Southfields Southern Railway/British Rail/Network SouthEast London Underground From 4 May 1941; to 1 April 1994 (privatisation, when station transferred to London Underground)
South Wigston East Midlands CrossCountry From 11 November 2007
Stonehouse Wessex Trains Great Western Railway
CrossCountry
From 20 May 2001; to 17 May 2003
Stroud Wessex Trains Great Western Railway
CrossCountry
From 20 May 2001; to 17 May 2003
Taplow TfL Rail Great Western Railway From 10 December 2017; to December 2019
Water Orton London Midland CrossCountry From 11 November 2007
West Drayton TfL Rail Great Western Railway From 10 December 2017; to December 2019
West Ealing TfL Rail Great Western Railway From 10 December 2017; to 19 May 2018
Willington East Midlands CrossCountry From 11 November 2007
Wilnecote London Midland CrossCountry From 11 November 2007
Wimbledon Park Southern Railway/British Rail/Network SouthEast London Underground From 4 May 1941; to 1 April 1994 (privatisation, when station transferred to London Underground)

Stamford station, operated by East Midlands Trains, is often quoted as one not served by its SFO.  Since 11 November 2007 (franchise change), it has mainly been served by CrossCountry, but East Midlands Trains does run a few very early and very late trains.

Bi-level stations such as Tamworth are interesting, where it is possible to consider the different levels as separate stations.  In this case, the high level platforms are operated by London Midland but served exclusively by CrossCountry; London Midland serves the low level platforms.  Both levels together are technically the same station.

 

Non-TOC controlled stations

Some station facility owners do not run any trains themselves and are shown here.  Note that "Network Rail" in this context can also be interpreted as "Railtrack" for dates when Railtrack was trading.

Station SFO Notes
Ashford International Mitie International section only; from 1 September 2013
Birmingham New Street Network Rail From 1 April 1994 (privatisation)
Bristol Temple Meads Network Rail From 1 April 2014
Edinburgh Waverley Network Rail From 1 April 1994 (privatisation)
Gatwick Airport Network Rail From 10 March 1995 (privatisation); transferred to Southern 29 January 2012
Glasgow Central Network Rail From 1 April 1994 (privatisation)
Glasgow Prestwick International Airport Prestwick Airport From 5 September 1994 (opening)
Leeds Network Rail From 1 April 1994 (privatisation)
Liverpool Lime Street Network Rail From 18 November 2003
London Bridge Network Rail From 1 April 1994 (privatisation)
London Cannon Street Network Rail From 4 November 2002
London Charing Cross Network Rail From 1 April 1994 (privatisation)
London Euston Network Rail From 1 April 1994 (privatisation)
London Fenchurch Street Network Rail From 14 March 2002; transferred to c2c 8 August 2014
London King's Cross Network Rail From 1 April 1994 (privatisation)
London Liverpool Street Network Rail From 1 April 1994 (privatisation)
London Paddington Network Rail From 1 April 1994 (privatisation)
London St Pancras International [Eastern interim station] London & Continental From 12 April 2004 to 15 July 2006
London St Pancras International [Midland Main Line platforms] Railtrack From 6 June 2000 to 2 October 2002
London St Pancras International [Midland Main Line platforms] London & Continental From 3 October 2002 to 19 September 2007
London St Pancras International [Midland Main Line platforms] Network Rail (CTRL) Ltd (on behalf of HS1 Ltd) From 20 September 2007
London St Pancras International [international platforms] London & Continental From 1 April 1994 (privatisation) to 19 September 2007
London St Pancras International [international platforms] Network Rail (CTRL) Ltd (on behalf of HS1 Ltd) From 20 September 2007
London Victoria Network Rail From 1 April 1994 (privatisation)
London Waterloo Network Rail From 1 April 1994 (privatisation)
London Waterloo International Network Rail From 21 October 2013 (reopening)
Manchester Piccadilly Network Rail From 1 April 1994 (privatisation)
Okehampton Dartmoor Railway From 25 May 1997 (introduction of summer Sunday service)
Reading Network Rail From 1 April 2014
Sampford Courtenay Dartmoor Railway From 23 May 2004 (reopening for summer Sunday service)
Southend Airport Stobart Rail From 18 July 2011 (opening)
Worcestershire Parkway Worcestershire County Council From opening new station

Here is an article illustrating the Railtrack symbols used at the Major Stations

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