Railway station data

A (hopefully) comprehensive listing

Stations not served by their Station Facility Owner (SFO)

Last update 19 May 2022

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

Note that the modern-day railway traffic day runs from/to 02:00/01:59 respectively. This listing treats the transition time as midnight of the calendar day. Dates given are inclusive; the 'to' column gives the last day of the activity not the first day of no activity.

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) From To
Abbey Wood MTR Corporation (Crossrail) London & South Eastern Railway 22 October 2017 transfer from London & South Eastern Railway 16 October 2021 operator franchise change
Abbey Wood MTR Corporation (Crossrail) SE Trains 17 October 2021 operator franchise change 24 May 2022 MTR Corporation (Crossrail) service introduced
Abbey Wood MTR Corporation (Crossrail) Govia Thameslink Railway 20 May 2018 Govia Thameslink Railway service introduced 24 May 2022 MTR Corporation (Crossrail) service introduced
Acton Main Line MTR Corporation (Crossrail) First Greater Western 10 December 2017 transfer from First Greater Western 19 May 2018 MTR Corporation (Crossrail) service introduced
Bat & Ball London & South Eastern Railway Govia Thameslink Railway 19 May 2018Bat & Ball station is sometimes quoted as one not served by its SFO since 19 May 2014. However, London & South Eastern Railway ran some very early and/or evening services from this date, finally withdrawing its service in May 2018 London & South Eastern Railway service withdrawn 16 October 2021 SFO franchise change
Bat & Ball SE Trains Govia Thameslink Railway 17 October 2021 SFO franchise change date
Batley n/aBatley, operated by Arriva Rail North, is sometimes quoted as not served by its SFO. From the published 20 May 2018 'all line' timetable, it was mainly served by First TransPennine Express, but Arriva Rail North ran occasional trains (stopping patterns varied). From the 10 December 2018 timetable Arriva Rail North increased its service level. The published 15 December 2019 'all line' timetable showed no Northern calls at any of Batley, Cottingley, Morley and Ravensthorpe though they returned with the May 2020 edition. However, online systems showed limited Northern calls at all four stations throughout
Battersea Park Govia Thameslink Railway Arriva Rail LondonOwing to Christmas break and a major engineering possession followed by public health issues, Govia Thameslink Railway had to withdraw its service service from 25 December 2021. Arriva Rail London restarted its limited service to the station after its break in the small hours of 28 December 2021 28 December 2021 Govia Thameslink Railway service temporarily withdrawn 9 January 2022 Govia Thameslink Railway service reinstated
Burneside Arriva Rail North West Coast RailwayOwing to a combination of issues, Arriva Rail North had to withdraw its Windermere branch service from 4 June 2018. After two weeks, charter operator West Coast Railway ran a service, funded by the DfT and free to the public, for nearly a fortnight until Arriva Rail North restarted its own service. West Coast Railway operated a similar service over the weekend 20/21 April 2019 (funding agreement unknown) to cover engineering work disruption. On both occasions Arriva Rail North also provided replacement buses 18 June 2018 Arriva Rail North service temporarily withdrawn 30 June 2018 Arriva Rail North service reinstated
Burneside Arriva Rail North West Coast RailwayOwing to a combination of issues, Arriva Rail North had to withdraw its Windermere branch service from 4 June 2018. After two weeks, charter operator West Coast Railway ran a service, funded by the DfT and free to the public, for nearly a fortnight until Arriva Rail North restarted its own service. West Coast Railway operated a similar service over the weekend 20/21 April 2019 (funding agreement unknown) to cover engineering work disruption. On both occasions Arriva Rail North also provided replacement buses 20 April 2019 Arriva Rail North service temporarily withdrawn 21 April 2019 Arriva Rail North service reinstated
Burnham MTR Corporation (Crossrail) First Greater Western 10 December 2017 transfer from First Greater Western 14 December 2019 MTR Corporation (Crossrail) service introduced
Burton on Trent East Midlands Trains XC Trains 11 November 2007 franchise restructure 17 August 2019 SFO franchise change
Burton on Trent Abellio East Midlands XC Trains 18 August 2019 SFO franchise change date
Chippenham n/aOwing to a rolling stock crisis, First Greater Western had to withdraw most of its long distance services. For five days, 10 May 2021 to 14 May 2021 inclusive, XC Trains ran an emergency replacement service between Swindon and Bristol. During this time, First Greater Western still served Chippenham with its Swindon-Westbury service
Coleshill Parkway London & Birmingham Railway XC Trains 11 November 2007 franchise restructure 9 December 2017 SFO franchise change
Coleshill Parkway West Midlands Trains XC Trains 10 December 2017 SFO franchise change date
Cottingley n/aCottingley, operated by Arriva Rail North, is sometimes quoted as not served by its SFO. From the published 20 May 2018 'all line' timetable, it was mainly served by First TransPennine Express, but Arriva Rail North ran occasional trains (stopping patterns varied). From the 10 December 2018 timetable Arriva Rail North increased its service level. The published 15 December 2019 'all line' timetable showed no Northern calls at any of Batley, Cottingley, Morley and Ravensthorpe though they returned with the May 2020 edition. However, online systems showed limited Northern calls at all four stations throughout
Dean First Greater Western Stagecoach South Western Trains 9 December 2007 First Greater Western service withdrawn 19 August 2017 operator franchise change
Dean First Greater Western First MTR South Western Trains 20 August 2017 operator franchise change 31 March 2020 transfer to First MTR South Western Trains
Dunbar Abellio Scotrail London North Eastern Railway First TransPennine Express XC Trains 23 March 2020 Abellio Scotrail service temporarily withdrawn 22 February 2021 Abellio Scotrail service reinstated
Dunbar Scotrail Trains London North Eastern Railway First TransPennine Express XC Trains 23 May 2022 Scotrail Trains service temporarily withdrawn date awaited Scotrail Trains service reinstated
Ealing Broadway MTR Corporation (Crossrail) First Greater Western 10 December 2017 transfer from First Greater Western 19 May 2018 MTR Corporation (Crossrail) service introduced
East Linton ScotRail Trains First TransPennine Express London North Eastern Railway date awaited opening date
Eynsford London & South Eastern Railway Govia Thameslink Railway 19 May 2018Eynsford station is sometimes quoted as one not served by its SFO since 19 May 2014. However, London & South Eastern Railway ran some very early and/or evening services from this date, finally withdrawing its service in May 2018 London & South Eastern Railway service withdrawn 16 October 2021 SFO franchise change
Eynsford SE Trains Govia Thameslink Railway 17 October 2021 SFO franchise change date
Greenfield Arriva Rail North First TransPennine Express 13 December 2019Reported that trains last called 19 May 2018 but it appears there was a very limited service for a further 19 months Arriva Rail North service withdrawn 29 February 2020 SFO franchise change
Greenfield Northern Trains First TransPennine Express 1 March 2020 SFO franchise change date
Hanwell MTR Corporation (Crossrail) First Greater Western 10 December 2017 transfer from First Greater Western 19 May 2018 MTR Corporation (Crossrail) service introduced
Hayes & Harlington MTR Corporation (Crossrail) First Greater Western 10 December 2017 transfer from First Greater Western 19 May 2018 MTR Corporation (Crossrail) service introduced
Heathrow Terminal 4 Heathrow Express Operating Company MTR Corporation (Crossrail) 20 May 2018 transfer of Heathrow Connect service to MTR Corporation (Crossrail) 31 October 2019 transfer to Heathrow Airport; see below
Higham n/aHigham station, operated by London & South Eastern Railway/SE Trains, is sometimes quoted as one not served by its SFO. Since 20 May 2018, it has mainly been served by Govia Thameslink Railway, but London & South Eastern Railway/SE Trains does run a few very early and very late trains
Hinckley East Midlands Trains XC Trains 11 November 2007 franchise restructure 17 August 2019 SFO franchise change
Hinckley Abellio East Midlands XC Trains 18 August 2019 SFO franchise change date
Iver MTR Corporation (Crossrail) First Greater Western 10 December 2017 transfer from First Greater Western 14 December 2019 MTR Corporation (Crossrail) service introduced
Kemble Wales & West Passenger Trains Great Western Trains Company CrossCountry Trains 20 May 2001 transfer of Wales & West Passenger Trains service to CrossCountry Trains 17 May 2003 transfer of CrossCountry Trains service to Wales & West Passenger Trains
Kendal Arriva Rail North West Coast RailwayOwing to a combination of issues, Arriva Rail North had to withdraw its Windermere branch service from 4 June 2018. After two weeks, charter operator West Coast Railway ran a service, funded by the DfT and free to the public, for nearly a fortnight until Arriva Rail North restarted its own service. West Coast Railway operated a similar service over the weekend 20/21 April 2019 (funding agreement unknown) to cover engineering work disruption. On both occasions Arriva Rail North also provided replacement buses 18 June 2018 Arriva Rail North service temporarily withdrawn 30 June 2018 Arriva Rail North service reinstated
Kendal Arriva Rail North West Coast RailwayOwing to a combination of issues, Arriva Rail North had to withdraw its Windermere branch service from 4 June 2018. After two weeks, charter operator West Coast Railway ran a service, funded by the DfT and free to the public, for nearly a fortnight until Arriva Rail North restarted its own service. West Coast Railway operated a similar service over the weekend 20/21 April 2019 (funding agreement unknown) to cover engineering work disruption. On both occasions Arriva Rail North also provided replacement buses 20 April 2019 Arriva Rail North service temporarily withdrawn 21 April 2019 Arriva Rail North service reinstated
Langley MTR Corporation (Crossrail) First Greater Western 10 December 2017 transfer from First Greater Western 14 December 2019 MTR Corporation (Crossrail) service introduced
Lockerbie ScotRail Railways West Coast Trains First/Keolis TransPennine CrossCountry Trains arrangements varied over the years 31 March 1997 privatisation 16 October 2004 SFO franchise change
Lockerbie First ScotRail West Coast Trains First/Keolis TransPennine CrossCountry Trains arrangements varied over the years 17 October 2004 SFO franchise change 31 March 2015 SFO franchise change
Lockerbie Abellio ScotRail West Coast Trains First Trenitalia West Coast Rail First/Keolis TransPennine First TransPennine Express arrangements varied over the years 1 April 2015 SFO franchise change 31 March 2022 SFO franchise change
Lockerbie ScotRail Trains First Trenitalia West Coast Rail First TransPennine Express 1 April 2022 SFO franchise change date
Manea London Eastern Railway XC Trains 11 November 2007 franchise restructure 4 February 2012 SFO franchise change
Manea Abellio Greater Anglia XC Trains 5 February 2012 SFO franchise change 17 May 2015 Abellio Greater Anglia service introduced
Marsden Arriva Rail North First TransPennine Express 13 December 2019Reported that trains last called 19 May 2018 but it appears there was a very limited service for a further 19 months Arriva Rail North service withdrawn 29 February 2020 SFO franchise change
Marsden Northern Trains First TransPennine Express 1 March 2020 SFO franchise change date
Millbrook (Hampshire) First MTR South Western Trains First Greater WesternOwing to an accident near Salisbury, First MTR South Western Trains had to withdraw its local service to Southampton from late on 31 October 2021. After two days, First Greater Western called its service additionally at Millbrook and Redbridge until normality could resume on 16 November 2021 2 November 2021 First MTR South Western Trains service temporarily withdrawn 15 November 2021 First MTR South Western Trains service reinstated
Morley n/aMorley, operated by Arriva Rail North, is sometimes quoted as not served by its SFO. From the published 20 May 2018 'all line' timetable, it was mainly served by First TransPennine Express, but Arriva Rail North ran occasional trains (stopping patterns varied). From the 10 December 2018 timetable Arriva Rail North increased its service level. The published 15 December 2019 'all line' timetable showed no Northern calls at any of Batley, Cottingley, Morley and Ravensthorpe though they returned with the May 2020 edition. However, online systems showed limited Northern calls at all four stations throughout
Mossley Arriva Rail North First TransPennine Express 13 December 2019Reported that trains last called 19 May 2018 but it appears there was a very limited service for a further 19 months Arriva Rail North service withdrawn 29 February 2020 SFO franchise change
Mossley Northern Trains First TransPennine Express 1 March 2020 SFO franchise change date
Mottisfont & Dunbridge First Greater Western Stagecoach South Western Trains 9 December 2007 First Greater Western service withdrawn 19 August 2017 operator franchise change
Mottisfont & Dunbridge First Greater Western First MTR South Western Trains 20 August 2017 operator franchise change 31 March 2020 transfer to First MTR South Western Trains
Narborough East Midlands Trains XC Trains 11 November 2007 franchise restructure 17 August 2019 SFO franchise change
Narborough Abellio East Midlands XC Trains 18 August 2019 SFO franchise change date
Ravensthorpe n/aRavensthorpe, operated by Arriva Rail North, is sometimes quoted as not served by its SFO. From the published 20 May 2018 'all line' timetable, it was mainly served by First TransPennine Express, but Arriva Rail North ran occasional trains (stopping patterns varied). From the 10 December 2018 timetable Arriva Rail North increased its service level. The published 15 December 2019 'all line' timetable showed no Northern calls at any of Batley, Cottingley, Morley and Ravensthorpe though they returned with the May 2020 edition. However, online systems showed limited Northern calls at all four stations throughout
Redbridge n/aOwing to an accident near Salisbury, First MTR South Western Trains had to withdraw its local service to Southampton from late on 31 October 2021. After two days, First Greater Western called its service additionally at Millbrook and Redbridge until normality could resume on 16 November 2021. During this period, First MTR South Western Trains continued to stop one up and one down Southampton-Bournemouth service, weekdays only, at Redbridge
Reston ScotRail Trains First TransPennine Express London North Eastern Railway 23 May 2022 opening date
Shoreham (Kent) London & South Eastern Railway Govia Thameslink Railway 19 May 2018Shoreham (Kent) station is sometimes quoted as one not served by its SFO since 19 May 2014. However, London & South Eastern Railway ran some very early and/or evening services from this date, finally withdrawing its service in May 2018 London & South Eastern Railway service withdrawn 16 October 2021 SFO franchise change
Shoreham (Kent) SE Trains Govia Thameslink Railway 17 October 2021 SFO franchise change date
Slaithwaite Arriva Rail North First TransPennine Express 13 December 2019Reported that trains last called 19 May 2018 but it appears there was a very limited service for a further 19 months Arriva Rail North service withdrawn 29 February 2020 SFO franchise change
Slaithwaite Northern Trains First TransPennine Express 1 March 2020 SFO franchise change date
Southall MTR Corporation (Crossrail) First Greater Western 10 December 2017 transfer from First Greater Western 19 May 2018 MTR Corporation (Crossrail) service introduced
South Wigston East Midlands Trains XC Trains 11 November 2007 franchise restructure 17 August 2019 SFO franchise change
South Wigston Abellio East Midlands XC Trains 18 August 2019 SFO franchise change date
Stamford n/aStamford station, operated by East Midlands Trains/Abellio East Midlands, is often quoted as one not served by its SFO. Since 11 November 2007 (franchise change), it has mainly been served by XC Trains, but East Midlands Trains/Abellio East Midlands does run a few very early and very late trains
Staveley Arriva Rail North West Coast RailwayOwing to a combination of issues, Arriva Rail North had to withdraw its Windermere branch service from 4 June 2018. After two weeks, charter operator West Coast Railway ran a service, funded by the DfT and free to the public, for nearly a fortnight until Arriva Rail North restarted its own service. West Coast Railway operated a similar service over the weekend 20/21 April 2019 (funding agreement unknown) to cover engineering work disruption. On both occasions Arriva Rail North also provided replacement buses 18 June 2018 Arriva Rail North service temporarily withdrawn 30 June 2018 Arriva Rail North service reinstated
Staveley Arriva Rail North West Coast RailwayOwing to a combination of issues, Arriva Rail North had to withdraw its Windermere branch service from 4 June 2018. After two weeks, charter operator West Coast Railway ran a service, funded by the DfT and free to the public, for nearly a fortnight until Arriva Rail North restarted its own service. West Coast Railway operated a similar service over the weekend 20/21 April 2019 (funding agreement unknown) to cover engineering work disruption. On both occasions Arriva Rail North also provided replacement buses 20 April 2019 Arriva Rail North service temporarily withdrawn 21 April 2019 Arriva Rail North service reinstated
Stonehouse Wales & West Passenger Trains Great Western Trains Company CrossCountry Trains 20 May 2001 transfer of Wales & West Passenger Trains service to CrossCountry Trains 17 May 2003 transfer of CrossCountry Trains service to Wales & West Passenger Trains
Stourbridge Town London & Birmingham Railway Pre Metro OperationsStourbridge Town station, operated by London & Birmingham Railway, was served only by Pre Metro Operations since June 2009 (a weekend service operated before then, believed from 2006 but certainly after 9 May 2002 when certain regulatory process were completed, with the SFO providing the weekday service). This service was provided under contract to the SFO TOC June 2009 London & Birmingham Railway service withdrawn 9 December 2017 SFO franchise change
Stourbridge Town West Midlands Trains Pre Metro OperationsStourbridge Town station, operated by West Midlands Trains, is served only by Pre Metro Operations. This service is provided under contract to the SFO TOC 10 December 2017 SFO franchise change date
Stroud Wales & West Passenger Trains Great Western Trains Company CrossCountry Trains 20 May 2001 transfer of Wales & West Passenger Trains service to CrossCountry Trains 17 May 2003 transfer of CrossCountry Trains service to Wales & West Passenger Trains
Taplow MTR Corporation (Crossrail) First Greater Western 10 December 2017 transfer from First Greater Western 14 December 2019 MTR Corporation (Crossrail) service introduced
Water Orton London & Birmingham Railway XC Trains 11 November 2007 franchise restructure 9 December 2017 SFO franchise change
Water Orton West Midlands Trains XC Trains 10 December 2017 SFO franchise change date
West Drayton MTR Corporation (Crossrail) First Greater Western 10 December 2017 transfer from First Greater Western 14 December 2019 MTR Corporation (Crossrail) service introduced
West Ealing MTR Corporation (Crossrail) First Greater Western 10 December 2017 transfer from First Greater Western 19 May 2018 MTR Corporation (Crossrail) service introduced
Willington East Midlands Trains XC Trains 11 November 2007 franchise restructure 17 August 2019 SFO franchise change
Willington Abellio East Midlands XC Trains 18 August 2019 SFO franchise change date
Wilnecote London & Birmingham Railway XC Trains 11 November 2007 franchise restructure 9 December 2017 SFO franchise change
Wilnecote West Midlands Trains XC Trains 10 December 2017 SFO franchise change date
Windermere Arriva Rail North West Coast RailwayOwing to a combination of issues, Arriva Rail North had to withdraw its Windermere branch service from 4 June 2018. After two weeks, charter operator West Coast Railway ran a service, funded by the DfT and free to the public, for nearly a fortnight until Arriva Rail North restarted its own service. West Coast Railway operated a similar service over the weekend 20/21 April 2019 (funding agreement unknown) to cover engineering work disruption. On both occasions Arriva Rail North also provided replacement buses 18 June 2018 Arriva Rail North service withdrawn 30 June 2018 Arriva Rail North service reinstated
Windermere Arriva Rail North West Coast RailwayOwing to a combination of issues, Arriva Rail North had to withdraw its Windermere branch service from 4 June 2018. After two weeks, charter operator West Coast Railway ran a service, funded by the DfT and free to the public, for nearly a fortnight until Arriva Rail North restarted its own service. West Coast Railway operated a similar service over the weekend 20/21 April 2019 (funding agreement unknown) to cover engineering work disruption. On both occasions Arriva Rail North also provided replacement buses 20 April 2019 Arriva Rail North service temporarily withdrawn 21 April 2019 Arriva Rail North service reinstated

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 & Birmingham Railway/West Midlands Trains but served exclusively by CrossCountry Trains/XC Trains; London & Birmingham Railway/West Midlands Trains 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 strictly, Network Rail took over from Railtrack from 3 October 2002 but the name change took four months to take effect.

Station SFO From To
Ashford International international platforms only Mitie Technical Facilities Management 1 September 2013 transfer from TOC date but not served since 30 March 2020
Birmingham New Street Railtrack 1 April 1994 privatisation 2 February 2003 Railtrack collapse
Birmingham New Street Network Rail Infrastructure 3 February 2003 takeover from Railtrack date
Bristol Temple Meads Network Rail Infrastructure 1 April 2014 transfer from TOC date
Clapham Junction Network Rail Infrastructure 1 April 2018 transfer from TOC date
Corfe Castle Swanage RailwayThe summer Saturday service to Corfe Castle, operated by the main line TOC, is run as a charter service but open to the public, funded by Swanage Railway. Other 'heritage' services ran outside of national network use 26 May 2018 seasonal service introduced date
Ebbsfleet International Network Rail (CTRL)There is potential for confusion as to the operator at Ebbsfleet International and Stratford International. See this international operator page on behalf of HS1 Ltd 19 November 2007 opening 17 June 2012 company renaming
Ebbsfleet International Network Rail (High Speed)There is potential for confusion as to the operator at Ebbsfleet International and Stratford International. See this international operator page on behalf of HS1 Ltd 18 June 2012 company renaming date
Edinburgh Waverley Railtrack 1 April 1994 privatisation 2 February 2003 Railtrack collapse
Edinburgh Waverley Network Rail Infrastructure 3 February 2003 takeover from Railtrack date
Gatwick Airport Railtrack 29 April 1995 transfer from TOC 2 February 2003 Railtrack collapse
Gatwick Airport Network Rail Infrastructure 3 February 2003 takeover from Railtrack 29 January 2012 transfer to TOC
Glasgow Central Railtrack 1 April 1994 privatisation 2 February 2003 Railtrack collapse
Glasgow Central Network Rail Infrastructure 3 February 2003 takeover from Railtrack date
Glasgow Prestwick International Airport PIK 5 September 1994 opening 19 July 1995 company renaming
Glasgow Prestwick International Airport Prestwick International Airport 20 July 1995 company renaming 3 March 1997 company renaming
Glasgow Prestwick International Airport Glasgow Prestwick International Airport 4 March 1997 company renaming 24 August 2005 company renaming
Glasgow Prestwick International Airport Glasgow Prestwick Airport 25 August 2005 company renaming date
Guildford Network Rail Infrastructure 1 April 2018 transfer from TOC date
Heathrow Terminals 2 and 3 Heathrow Airport 1 November 2018 transfer of Heathrow Express Operating Company service to First Greater Western and station control to airport date
Heathrow Terminal 4 Heathrow Airport see also above 1 November 2018 transfer from Heathrow Express Operating Company date but not served since 9 May 2020
Heathrow Terminal 5 Heathrow Airport 1 November 2018 transfer of Heathrow Express Operating Company service to First Greater Western and station control to airport date
Horwich Parkway Transport for Greater Manchester 1 February 2021 transfer from TOC date
Leeds Railtrack 1 April 1994 privatisation 2 February 2003 Railtrack collapse
Leeds Network Rail Infrastructure 3 February 2003 takeover from Railtrack date
Liverpool Lime Street Network Rail Infrastructure 18 November 2003 transfer from TOC date
London Bridge Railtrack 1 April 1994 privatisation 2 February 2003 Railtrack collapse
London Bridge Network Rail Infrastructure 3 February 2003 takeover from Railtrack date
London Cannon Street Railtrack 4 November 2002 transfer from TOC 2 February 2003 Railtrack collapse
London Cannon Street Network Rail Infrastructure 3 February 2003 takeover from Railtrack date
London Charing Cross Railtrack 1 April 1994 privatisation 2 February 2003 Railtrack collapse
London Charing Cross Network Rail Infrastructure 3 February 2003 takeover from Railtrack date
London Euston Railtrack 1 April 1994 privatisation 2 February 2003 Railtrack collapse
London Euston Network Rail Infrastructure 3 February 2003 takeover from Railtrack date
London Fenchurch Street Railtrack 14 March 2002 transfer from TOC 2 February 2003 Railtrack collapse
London Fenchurch Street Network Rail Infrastructure 3 February 2003 takeover from Railtrack 8 August 2014 transfer to TOC
London King's Cross Railtrack 1 April 1994 privatisation 2 February 2003 Railtrack collapse
London King's Cross Network Rail Infrastructure 3 February 2003 takeover from Railtrack date
London Liverpool Street Railtrack 1 April 1994 privatisation 2 February 2003 Railtrack collapse
London Liverpool Street Network Rail Infrastructure 3 February 2003 takeover from Railtrack date
London Paddington Railtrack 1 April 1994 privatisation 2 February 2003 Railtrack collapse
London Paddington Network Rail Infrastructure 3 February 2003 takeover from Railtrack date
London St Pancras International eastern interim station London & Continental 12 April 2004 opening 15 July 2006 closure
London St Pancras International modern Midland Main Line platforms Railtrack 6 June 2000 opening 2 October 2002 transfer to London & Continental
London St Pancras International modern Midland Main Line platforms London & Continental 3 October 2002 transfer from Railtrack 19 September 2007 transfer to Network Rail (CTRL
London St Pancras International modern Midland Main Line platforms Network Rail (CTRL) on behalf of HS1 Ltd 20 September 2007 transfer from London & Continental 17 June 2012 company renaming
London St Pancras International modern Midland Main Line platforms Network Rail (High Speed) on behalf of HS1 Ltd 18 June 2012 company renaming date
London St Pancras International modern international platforms; used for domestic traffic only until 2007 London & Continental 1 April 1994 privatisation 19 September 2007 transfer to Network Rail (CTRL
London St Pancras International modern international platforms Network Rail (CTRL) on behalf of HS1 Ltd 20 September 2007 transfer from London & Continental 17 June 2012 company renaming
London St Pancras International modern international platforms Network Rail (High Speed) on behalf of HS1 Ltd 18 June 2012 company renaming date
London Victoria Railtrack 1 April 1994 privatisation 2 February 2003 Railtrack collapse
London Victoria Network Rail Infrastructure 3 February 2003 takeover from Railtrack date
London Waterloo Railtrack 1 April 1994 privatisation 2 February 2003 Railtrack collapse
London Waterloo Network Rail Infrastructure 3 February 2003 takeover from Railtrack date
London Waterloo International Network Rail Infrastructure 21 October 2013 reopening, merged into main station date
Manchester Piccadilly Railtrack 1 April 1994 privatisation 2 February 2003 Railtrack collapse
Manchester Piccadilly Network Rail Infrastructure 3 February 2003 takeover from Railtrack date
Okehampton Rail Management ServicesThe summer Sunday service to Okehampton, operated by the main line TOC, was run as a charter service but open to the public, funded by Devon county council. However, it ran as an experimental service, regulated as such. Other 'heritage' services ran outside of national network use 4 December 1998 transfer seasonal operation from TOC 21 March 2004 transfer to Dartmoor Railway
Okehampton Dartmoor RailwayThe summer Sunday service to Okehampton, operated by the main line TOC, was run as a charter service but open to the public, funded by Devon county council. However, it ran as an experimental service, regulated as such. Other 'heritage' services ran outside of national network use 22 March 2004 transfer from Rail Management Services 8 September 2019 seasonal service withdrawn
Quainton Road Buckinghamshire Railway CentreMost years there is a limited seasonal service from Aylesbury run by Chiltern Railways on the heritage line's behalf 27 August 2001 seasonal service introduced date
Reading Network Rail Infrastructure 1 April 2014 transfer from TOC date
Sampford Courtenay Dartmoor RailwayThe summer Sunday service to Sampford Courtenay, operated by the main line TOC, was run as a charter service but open to the public, funded by Devon county council. However, it ran as an experimental service, regulated as such. In future it may become part of the franchised service. Other 'heritage' services ran outside of national network use 23 May 2004 reopening for seasonal service 8 September 2019 seasonal service withdrawn
Southend Airport Stobart Rail 18 July 2011 opening 26 May 2020 transfer to London Southend Airport Company
Southend Airport London Southend Airport Company 27 May 2020 transfer from Stobart Rail date
Stratford International Network Rail (CTRL)There is potential for confusion as to the operator at Ebbsfleet International and Stratford International. See this international operator page on behalf of HS1 Ltd 30 November 2009 opening 17 June 2012 company renaming
Stratford International Network Rail (High Speed)There is potential for confusion as to the operator at Ebbsfleet International and Stratford International. See this international operator page on behalf of HS1 Ltd 18 June 2012 company renaming date

Here is an article illustrating the Railtrack symbols used at the Major Stations site registration now required.

Pre-privatisation examples

This listing gives equivalent arrangements to the top list but before privatisation. As the list concerns itself with station operator, not owner, it excludes the numerous instances (mainly in the early years of railways) where a larger company leased a line from a smaller, usually local, company. Also excluded are the many occurrences of joint committees that controlled stations and lines where at least one of the constituents ran trains there.

Company names separated by / indicate joint operation, those by → show succession through time. Companies that independently served a station are shown on new lines.

Station SFO Service provider(s) From To
Becontree British Railways London UndergroundOwnership transferred to London Underground 1 January 1969 15 June 1962 BR service withdrawn 25 April 1970 management transferred to London Underground
Blake Hall London Underground British RailwaysService provided by British Railways on London Underground's behalf until Epping-Ongar route electrified 25 September 1949 line transfer to London Underground 17 November 1957 service taken over by London Underground
Britannia Crossing Dart Valley Railway trading as Paignton & Dartmouth Railway British RailwaysService provided by British Railways on Paignton & Dartmouth Railway's behalf until PDR could run its own trains 30 October 1972 line transferred to PDR 28 December 1972 BR service withdrawn
Bromley-by-Bow British Railways London UndergroundOwnership transferred to London Underground 1 January 1969 15 June 1962One reputable source has 27 October 1940 but this is not consistent with other stations on the line BR service withdrawn 25 April 1970 management transferred to London Underground
Cardiff Clarence Road Great Western Railway Barry Railway Taff Vale RailwayThe Taff Vale Railway and Barry Railway 'grouped' a year before the majority of grouping changes took effect 2 April 1894 opening 31 December 1921 grouping, when all companies merged into enlarged Great Western Railway
Cardiff Riverside Great Western Railway Barry Railway Taff Vale RailwayThe Taff Vale Railway and Barry Railway 'grouped' a year before the majority of grouping changes took effect 14 August 1893 opening 31 December 1921 grouping, when all companies merged into enlarged Great Western Railway
Churston Dart Valley Railway trading as Paignton & Dartmouth Railway British RailwaysService provided by British Railways on Paignton & Dartmouth Railway's behalf until PDR could run its own trains 30 October 1972 line transferred to PDR 28 December 1972 BR service withdrawn
Dagenham East British Railways London UndergroundOwnership transferred to London Underground 1 January 1969 15 June 1962 BR service withdrawn 25 April 1970 management transferred to London Underground
Dagenham Heathway London Midland & Scottish Railway→British Railways District Railway→London UndergroundOwnership transferred to London Underground 1 January 1969 12 September 1932 opening 25 April 1970 management transferred to London Underground
East Putney London & South Western Railway District Railway 3 June 1889 opening 30 June 1889 LSWR service introduced
East Putney Southern Railway→British Railways London Underground 4 May 1941 SR service withdrawn 31 March 1994 privatisation, when station transferred to London Underground
Elm Park London Midland & Scottish Railway→British Railways London UndergroundOwnership transferred to London Underground 1 January 1969 13 May 1935 opening 25 April 1970 management transferred to London Underground
Foxton Great Eastern Railway Great Northern Railway 1852 opening 31 December 1922 grouping, when companies merged into London & North Eastern Railway
Goodrington Sands Dart Valley Railway trading as Paignton & Dartmouth Railway British RailwaysService provided by British Railways on Paignton & Dartmouth Railway's behalf until PDR could run its own trains 30 October 1972 line transferred to PDR 28 December 1972 BR service withdrawn
Grandborough Road Aylesbury & Buckingham Railway Great Western RailwayQuainton Road-Verney Junction was worked by GWR from opening but all staff except on the locomotive footplate were A&BR employees. After about six years A&BR no longer staffed its stations. From 1 July 1891 the Metropolitan Railway took over. 23 September 1868 opening 1874 station operation taken over by GWR
Gunnersbury London South Western Railway→Southern Railway District Railway→London Underground North London Railway→London North Western Railway→London Midland & Scottish Railway 5 June 1916 LSWR service withdrawn 31 December 1947 nationalisation, when companies other than London Underground merged into British Railways
Harston Great Eastern Railway Great Northern Railway 1 April 1852 opening 31 December 1922 grouping, when companies merged into London & North Eastern Railway
Hornchurch British Railways London UndergroundOwnership transferred to London Underground 1 January 1969 12 June 1961 BR service withdrawn 25 April 1970 management transferred to London Underground
Kensal Green London & North Western Railway Baker Street & Waterloo Railway 1 October 1916 opening 9 July 1922 LNWR service introduced
Kew Gardens London South Western Railway→Southern Railway District Railway→London Underground North London Railway→London North Western Railway→London Midland & Scottish Railway 5 June 1916 LSWR service withdrawn 31 December 1947 nationalisation, when companies other than London Underground merged into British Railways
Kingswear Dart Valley Railway trading as Paignton & Dartmouth Railway British RailwaysService provided by British Railways on Paignton & Dartmouth Railway's behalf until PDR could run its own trains 30 October 1972 line transferred to PDR 28 December 1972 BR service withdrawn
Lipson Vale Great Western Railway Southern Railway 7 July 1930 GWR service withdrawn 5 October 1941 station closed
Liscard & Poulton London Midland & Scottish Railway London & North Eastern Railway 12 March 1938 LMS service withdrawn 31 December 1947 nationalisation, when all companies merged into British Railways
London Kings Cross 'widened lines' London Underground London & North Eastern Railway→British Railways London Midland & Scottish Railway→British Railways 7 October 1946 first station use after Underground services moved in 1941 11 May 1979 closure; later reopened by BR as Kings Cross Thameslink
Merstham South Eastern RailwayOriginal station before resiting London Brighton & South Coast Railway ≈1842 station transferred to SER 1 October 1843 station closed
North Weald London Underground British RailwaysService provided by British Railways on London Underground's behalf until Epping-Ongar route electrified 25 September 1949 line transfer to London Underground 17 November 1957 service taken over by London Underground
Ongar London Underground British RailwaysService provided by British Railways on London Underground's behalf until Epping-Ongar route electrified 25 September 1949 line transfer to London Underground 17 November 1957 service taken over by London Underground
Peterborough East Eastern Counties Railway London & Birmingham Railway 2 June 1845 opening 14 January 1847 EC service introduced
Plaistow British Railways London UndergroundOwnership transferred to London Underground 1 January 1969 15 June 1962 BR service withdrawn 25 April 1970 management transferred to London Underground
Ravenscourt Park London & South Western Railway→Southern Railway District Railway 5 June 1916 LSWR service withdrawn June? 1932 transferred to London Electric Railway
Royal Oak Great Western Railway→British Railways London Underground 1 October 1934 GWR service withdrawn 31 December 1962 transferred to London Underground
Ryde Esplanade London & South Western Railway/ London Brighton & South Coast Railway Isle of Wight Central Railway Isle of Wight Railway 5 April 1880 opening 31 December 1922 grouping, when all companies merged into Southern Railway
Ryde Pier Head London & South Western Railway/ London Brighton & South Coast Railway Isle of Wight Central Railway Isle of Wight Railway 12 July 1880 opening 31 December 1922 grouping, when all companies merged into Southern Railway
St Marys Whitechapel Road Metropolitan Railway/District Railway South Eastern Railway 3 March 1884 opening 30 September 1884 DR service introduced
Seacombe & Egremont London Midland & Scottish Railway London & North Eastern Railway 12 March 1938 LMS service withdrawn 31 December 1947 nationalisation, when all companies merged into British Railways
Southfields London & South Western Railway District Railway 3 June 1889 opening 30 June 1889 LSWR service introduced
Southfields Southern Railway→British Railways London Underground 4 May 1941 SR service withdrawn 31 March 1994 privatisation, when station transferred to London Underground
Turnham Green London & South Western Railway→Southern Railway District Railway 5 June 1916 LSWR service withdrawn June? 1932 transferred to London Electric Railway
Upminster Bridge London Midland & Scottish Railway→British Railways London UndergroundOwnership transferred to London Underground 1 January 1969 17 December 1934 opening 25 April 1970 management transferred to London Underground
Upney London Midland & Scottish Railway→British Railways District Railway→London UndergroundOwnership transferred to London Underground 1 January 1969 12 September 1932 opening 25 April 1970 management transferred to London Underground
Upton Park British Railways London UndergroundOwnership transferred to London Underground 1 January 1969 15 June 1962 BR service withdrawn 25 April 1970 management transferred to London Underground
Wadebridge London & South Western Railway Great Western Railway 3 September 1888 opening 31 May 1895 LSWR service introduced
West Ham Midland Railway London & North Western Railway North London Railway 1913 MR service withdrawn 31 December 1915 LNWR and NLR services withdrawn
West Ham Midland Railway→London Midland & Scottish Railway→British Railways District Railway→London UndergroundOwnership transferred to London Underground 1 January 1969 1913 MR service withdrawn 25 April 1970 management transferred to London Underground
Wimbledon north London & South Western RailwayPlatforms later merged into the main LSWR (current) Wimbledon station District Railway 3 June 1889 opening 30 June 1889 LSWR service introduced
Wimbledon Park London & South Western Railway District Railway 3 June 1889 opening 30 June 1889 LSWR service introduced
Wimbledon Park Southern Railway→British Railways London Underground 4 May 1941 SR service withdrawn 31 March 1994 privatisation, when station transferred to London Underground
Winslow Road Aylesbury & Buckingham Railway Great Western RailwayQuainton Road-Verney Junction was worked by GWR from opening but all staff except on the locomotive footplate were A&BR employees. After about six years A&BR no longer staffed its stations. From 1 July 1891 the Metropolitan Railway took over. 23 September 1868 opening 1874 station operation taken over by GWR

In addition, the Northern line ran to Barnet and Mill Hill East over LMS/LNER lines. Full details are awaited.