Railway station data

A (hopefully) comprehensive listing

Stations not served by their Station Facility Owner (SFO)

Last update 7 April 2021

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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) From To
Willington Willington
Abbey Wood MTR Corporation (Crossrail) London & South Eastern Railway 22 October 2017 transfer from London & South Eastern Railway date awaited introduction of MTR Corporation (Crossrail) service
Abbey Wood MTR Corporation (Crossrail) Govia Thameslink Railway 20 May 2018 introduction of Govia Thameslink Railway service date awaited introduction of MTR Corporation (Crossrail) service
Acton Main Line MTR Corporation (Crossrail) First Greater Western 10 December 2017 transfer from First Greater Western 19 May 2018 introduction of MTR Corporation (Crossrail) service
Bat & Ball London & South Eastern Railway Govia Thameslink Railway see note 5 19 May 2018 withdrawal of London & South Eastern Railway service date
Batley see note 2
Burneside Arriva Rail North West Coast Railway see note 4 18 June 2018 temporary withdrawal of Arriva Rail North service 30 June 2018 reinstatement of Arriva Rail North service
Burneside Arriva Rail North West Coast Railway 20 April 2019 temporary withdrawal of Arriva Rail North service 21 April 2019 reinstatement of Arriva Rail North service
Burnham MTR Corporation (Crossrail) First Greater Western 10 December 2017 transfer from First Greater Western 14 December 2019 introduction of MTR Corporation (Crossrail) service
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
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 see note 2
Dean First Greater Western Stagecoach South Western Trains 9 December 2007 withdrawal of First Greater Western service 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
Ealing Broadway MTR Corporation (Crossrail) First Greater Western 10 December 2017 transfer from First Greater Western 19 May 2018 introduction of MTR Corporation (Crossrail) service
Eynsford London & South Eastern Railway Govia Thameslink Railway see note 5 19 May 2018 withdrawal of London & South Eastern Railway service date
Hanwell MTR Corporation (Crossrail) First Greater Western 10 December 2017 transfer from First Greater Western 19 May 2018 introduction of MTR Corporation (Crossrail) service
Hayes & Harlington MTR Corporation (Crossrail) First Greater Western 10 December 2017 transfer from First Greater Western 19 May 2018 introduction of MTR Corporation (Crossrail) service
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
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 introduction of MTR Corporation (Crossrail) service
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 Railway see note 4 18 June 2018 temporary withdrawal of Arriva Rail North service 30 June 2018 reinstatement of Arriva Rail North service
Kendal Arriva Rail North West Coast Railway 20 April 2019 temporary withdrawal of Arriva Rail North service 21 April 2019 reinstatement of Arriva Rail North service
Langley MTR Corporation (Crossrail) First Greater Western 10 December 2017 transfer from First Greater Western 14 December 2019 introduction of MTR Corporation (Crossrail) service
Lockerbie ScotRail Railways West Coast Trains First Trenitalia West Coast Rail First/Keolis TransPennine First TransPennine Express CrossCountry Trains arrangements varied over the years 31 March 1997 privatisation 16 October 2004 SFO franchise change
Lockerbie First ScotRail West Coast Trains First Trenitalia West Coast Rail First/Keolis TransPennine First TransPennine Express 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 CrossCountry Trains arrangements varied over the years 1 April 2015 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 introduction of Abellio Greater Anglia service
Morley see note 2
Mottisfont & Dunbridge First Greater Western Stagecoach South Western Trains 9 December 2007 withdrawal of First Greater Western service 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 see note 2
Shoreham (Kent) London & South Eastern Railway Govia Thameslink Railway see note 5 19 May 2018 withdrawal of London & South Eastern Railway service date
Southall MTR Corporation (Crossrail) First Greater Western 10 December 2017 transfer from First Greater Western 19 May 2018 introduction of MTR Corporation (Crossrail) service
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 see note 1
Staveley Arriva Rail North West Coast Railway see note 4 18 June 2018 temporary withdrawal of Arriva Rail North service 30 June 2018 reinstatement of Arriva Rail North service
Staveley Arriva Rail North West Coast Railway 20 April 2019 temporary withdrawal of Arriva Rail North service 21 April 2019 reinstatement of Arriva Rail North service
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 see note 3
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 introduction of MTR Corporation (Crossrail) service
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 introduction of MTR Corporation (Crossrail) service
West Ealing MTR Corporation (Crossrail) First Greater Western 10 December 2017 transfer from First Greater Western 19 May 2018 introduction of MTR Corporation (Crossrail) service
East Midlands Trains XC Trains 11 November 2007 franchise restructure 17 August 2019 SFO franchise change
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 Railway see note 4 18 June 2018 temporary withdrawal of Arriva Rail North service 30 June 2018 reinstatement of Arriva Rail North service
Windermere Arriva Rail North West Coast Railway 20 April 2019 temporary withdrawal of Arriva Rail North service 21 April 2019 reinstatement of Arriva Rail North service

Notes

  1. Stamford 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.
  2. Batley, Cottingley, Morley and Ravensthorpe stations, operated by Arriva Rail North, are sometimes quoted as not served by their SFO. From the published 20 May 2018 'all line' timetable, they were 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 shows no Northern calls at any of these stations though they returned with the May 2020 edition. However, online systems show limited Northern calls at all four stations throughout.
  3. Stourbridge Town station, operated by London & Birmingham Railway/West Midlands Trains, has been 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 is provided under contract to the SFO TOC.
  4. Owing 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.
  5. Bat & Ball, Eynsford and Shoreham (Kent) stations are 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.

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 other 'heritage' services ran outside of national network use see note 1 Swanage Railway 26 May 2018 introduction of summer Saturday service date
Ebbsfleet see note 3 Network Rail (CTRL) on behalf of HS1 Ltd 19 November 2007 opening 17 June 2012 company renaming
Ebbsfleet Network Rail (High Speed) 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 used for domestic traffic only until 2007 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 used for domestic traffic only until 2007 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 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 other 'heritage' services ran outside of national network use see note 2 Rail Management Services 4 December 1998 transfer seasonal operation from TOC 21 March 2004 transfer to Dartmoor Railway
Okehampton other 'heritage' services ran outside of national network use see note 2 Dartmoor Railway 22 March 2004 transfer from Rail Management Services 8 September 2019 seasonal service withdrawn
Reading Network Rail Infrastructure 1 April 2014 transfer from TOC date
Sampford Courtenay other 'heritage' services ran outside of national network use see note 2 Dartmoor Railway 23 May 2004 reopening for summer Sunday 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 see note 3 Network Rail (CTRL) on behalf of HS1 Ltd 30 November 2009 opening 17 June 2012 company renaming
Stratford International see note 3 Network Rail (High Speed) on behalf of HS1 Ltd 18 June 2012 company renaming date

Notes

  1. The 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.
  2. The summer Sunday service to Okehampton (and later also 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.
  3. There is potential for confusion as to the operator at Ebbsfleet and Stratford International. See this international operator page.

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.

Station SFO Service provider(s) From To
Cardiff Riverside Great Western Railway Barry Railway/ Taff Vale Railway 14 August 1893 opening 31 December 1922 grouping, when all companies merged into enlarged Great Western Railway
East Putney Southern Railway→British Rail→Network SouthEast London Underground 4 May 1941 withdrawal of SR service 31 March 1994 privatisation, when station 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
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 withdrawal of LSWR service 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
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 withdrawal of LSWR service 31 December 1947 nationalisation, when companies other than London Underground merged into British Railways
Liscard & Poulton London Midland & Scottish Railway London & North Eastern Railway 12 March 1938 withdrawal of LMS service 31 December 1947 nationalisation, when all companies merged into British Railways
London Kings Cross 'widened lines' London Underground London & North Eastern Railway/London Midland & Scottish Railway→British Rail 7 October 1946 first station use after Underground services moved in 1941 11 May 1979 closure; later reopened by BR as Kings Cross Thameslink
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
Seacombe & Egremont London Midland & Scottish Railway London & North Eastern Railway 12 March 1938 withdrawal of LMS service 31 December 1947 nationalisation, when all companies merged into British Railways
Southfields Southern Railway→British Rail→Network SouthEast London Underground 4 May 1941 withdrawal of SR service 31 March 1994 privatisation, when station transferred to London Underground
Wimbledon Park Southern Railway→British Rail→Network SouthEast London Underground 4 May 1941 withdrawal of SR service 31 March 1994 privatisation, when station transferred to London Underground

In addition, the District line ran to Upminster, Central line to Ongar and West Ruislip and Northern line to Barnet and Mill Hill East over LMS/LNER/GWR lines. Full details are awaited.