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Stations not served by their Station Facility Owner (SFO)

Last update 15 October 2018

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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
Abbey Wood TfL Rail Southeastern 22 October 2017
(transfer from Southeastern)
(date awaited) 
(introduction of TfL Rail service)
Acton Main Line TfL Rail Great Western Railway 10 December 2017
(transfer from GWR)
19 May 2018
(introduction of TfL Rail service)
Batley (see Note 2)       
Burneside Northern West Coast Railway
(see Note 4)
18 June 2018
(temporary withdrawal of Northern service)
30 June 2018
(reinstatement of Northern service)
Burnham TfL Rail Great Western Railway 10 December 2017
(transfer from GWR)
7 December 2019
(introduction of TfL Rail service)
Burton on Trent East Midlands Trains CrossCountry 11 November 2007
(franchise restructure)
date
Coleshill Parkway London Midland
wmtrains (West Midlands Railway)
CrossCountry 11 November 2007
(franchise restructure)
date
Dean First Great Western/Great Western Railway South West Trains
South Western Railway
9 December 2007
(withdrawal of First Great Western service)
date
Ealing Broadway TfL Rail Great Western Railway 10 December 2017
(transfer from GWR)
19 May 2018
(introduction of TfL Rail service)
Hanwell TfL Rail Great Western Railway 10 December 2017
(transfer from GWR)
19 May 2018
(introduction of TfL Rail service)
Hayes & Harlington TfL Rail Great Western Railway 10 December 2017
(transfer from GWR)
19 May 2018
(introduction of TfL Rail service)
Heathrow Terminals 2 and 3 Heathrow Express TfL Rail 1 November 2018
(transfer of Heathrow Express service to Great Western Railway)
date
Heathrow Terminal 4 Heathrow Express TfL Rail 20 May 2018
(transfer of Heathrow Connect service to TfL Rail)
date
Heathrow Terminal 5 Heathrow Express TfL Rail 1 November 2018
(transfer of Heathrow Express service to Great Western Railway)
date
Hinckley East Midlands Trains CrossCountry 11 November 2007
(franchise restructure)
date
Iver TfL Rail Great Western Railway 10 December 2017
(transfer from GWR)
7 December 2019
(introduction of TfL Rail service)
Kemble Wessex Trains First Great Western
CrossCountry
20 May 2001
(transfer of Wessex service to CrossCountry)
17 May 2003
(transfer of CrossCountry service to Wessex)
Kendal Northern West Coast Railway
(see Note 4)
18 June 2018
(temporary withdrawal of Northern service)
30 June 2018
(reinstatement of Northern service)
Langley TfL Rail Great Western Railway 10 December 2017
(transfer from GWR)
7 December 2019
(introduction of TfL Rail service)
Lockerbie ScotRail
First ScotRail
ScotRail
West Coast
TransPennine Express
CrossCountry
31 March 1997
(privatisation; arrangements varied over the years)
date
Manea Greater Anglia CrossCountry 11 November 2007
(franchise restructure)
17 May 2015
(introduction of Anglia service)
Mottisfont & Dunbridge First Great Western/Great Western Railway South West Trains
South Western Railway
9 December 2007
(withdrawal of First Great Western service)
date
Narborough East Midlands Trains CrossCountry 11 November 2007
(franchise restructure)
date
Southall TfL Rail Great Western Railway 10 December 2017
(transfer from GWR)
19 May 2018
(introduction of TfL Rail service)
South Wigston East Midlands Trains CrossCountry 11 November 2007
(franchise restructure)
date
Stamford (see Note 1)       
Staveley Northern West Coast Railway
(see Note 4)
18 June 2018
(temporary withdrawal of Northern service)
30 June 2018
(reinstatement of Northern service)
Stonehouse Wessex Trains First Great Western
CrossCountry
20 May 2001
(transfer of Wessex service to CrossCountry)
17 May 2003
(transfer of CrossCountry service to Wessex)
Stourbridge Town (see Note 3)       
Stroud Wessex Trains First Great Western
CrossCountry
20 May 2001
(transfer of Wessex service to CrossCountry)
17 May 2003
(transfer of CrossCountry service to Wessex)
Taplow TfL Rail Great Western Railway 10 December 2017
(transfer from GWR)
7 December 2019
(introduction of TfL Rail service)
Water Orton London Midland
wmtrains (West Midlands Railway)
CrossCountry 11 November 2007
(franchise restructure)
date
West Drayton TfL Rail Great Western Railway 10 December 2017
(transfer from GWR)
7 December 2019
(introduction of TfL Rail service)
West Ealing TfL Rail Great Western Railway 10 December 2017
(transfer from GWR)
19 May 2018
(introduction of TfL Rail service)
Willington East Midlands Trains CrossCountry 11 November 2007
(franchise restructure)
date
Wilnecote London Midland
wmtrains (West Midlands Railway)
CrossCountry 11 November 2007
(franchise restructure)
date
Windermere Northern West Coast Railway
(see Note 4)
18 June 2018
(temporary withdrawal of Northern service)
30 June 2018
(reinstatement of Northern service)

Notes

  1. 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.
  2. Batley station, operated by Northern, is sometimes quoted as one not served by its SFO.  From 20 May 2018, it has mainly been served by TransPennine Express, but Northern does run one very early train.
  3. Stourbridge Town station, operated by London Midland/wmtrains (West Midlands Railway), has been served only by Pre Metro Operations since June 2009 (a weekend service operated before then, believed from 2006, with the SFO providing the weekday service).  This service is provided under contract to the SFO TOC.
  4. Owing to a combination of issues, Northern 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 Northern restarted its own service.

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/wmtrains (London Northwestern Railway) but served exclusively by CrossCountry; London Midland/wmtrains (London Northwestern Railway) 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 From To
Ashford International [international platforms only] Mitie Technical Facilities Management 1 September 2013
(transfer from TOC)
date
Birmingham New Street Network Rail 1 April 1994
(privatisation)
date
Bristol Temple Meads Network Rail 1 April 2014
(transfer from TOC)
date
Clapham Junction Network Rail 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 HS1 (see Note 3) 19 November 2007
(opening)
date
Edinburgh Waverley Network Rail 1 April 1994
(privatisation)
date
Gatwick Airport Network Rail 10 March 1995
(privatisation)
29 January 2012
(transfer to TOC)
Glasgow Central Network Rail 1 April 1994
(privatisation)
date
Glasgow Prestwick International Airport PIK
Prestwick International Airport
Glasgow Prestwick International Airport
Glasgow Prestwick Airport
5 September 1994
(opening)
date
Guildford Network Rail 1 April 2018
(transfer from TOC)
date
Leeds Network Rail 1 April 1994
(privatisation)
date
Liverpool Lime Street Network Rail 18 November 2003
(transfer from TOC)
date
London Bridge Network Rail 1 April 1994
(privatisation)
date
London Cannon Street Network Rail 4 November 2002
(transfer from TOC)
date
London Charing Cross Network Rail 1 April 1994
(privatisation)
date
London Euston Network Rail 1 April 1994
(privatisation)
date
London Fenchurch Street Network Rail 14 March 2002
(transfer from TOC)
8 August 2014
(transfer to TOC)
London King's Cross Network Rail 1 April 1994
(privatisation)
date
London Liverpool Street Network Rail 1 April 1994
(privatisation)
date
London Paddington Network Rail 1 April 1994
(privatisation)
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 & Continental 3 October 2002
(transfer from Railtrack)
19 September 2007
(transfer to Network Rail (CTRL))
Network Rail (CTRL)/Network Rail (High Speed)
(on behalf of HS1 Ltd)
20 September 2007
(transfer from London & Continental)
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))
Network Rail (CTRL)/Network Rail (High Speed)
(on behalf of HS1 Ltd)
20 September 2007
(transfer from London & Continental)
date
London Victoria Network Rail 1 April 1994
(privatisation)
date
London Waterloo Network Rail 1 April 1994
(privatisation)
date
London Waterloo International Network Rail 21 October 2013
(reopening)
date
Manchester Piccadilly Network Rail 1 April 1994
(privatisation)
date
Okehampton
(other 'heritage' services ran outside of national network use)
(see Note 2)
Dartmoor Railway 25 May 1997
(introduction of summer Sunday service)
date
Reading Network Rail 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)
date
Southend Airport Stobart Rail 18 July 2011
(opening)
date
Stratford International HS1 (see Note 3) 30 November 2009
(opening)
date
Worcestershire Parkway Worcestershire County Council (opening)  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 come 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

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
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)
London Kings Cross ['widened lines'] London Underground London & North Eastern Railway/London Midland & Scottish Railway/British Rail 1946
(withdrawal of Underground service)
14 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)
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.

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