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Abellio operates public transport services in Europe, with both bus and rail networks.
Abellio ScotRail, (Rèile na h-Alba), operating services under the name ScotRail, is the national train operating company of Scotland.
The Arun Valley line, also known as the Mid Sussex line, is part of the Southern and Thameslink operated railway services.
The Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen (ASLEF) is a British trade union representing train drivers.
A bank engine (United Kingdom/Australia) (colloquially a banker) or helper engine or pusher engine (North America) is a railway locomotive that temporarily assists a train that requires additional power or traction to climb a gradient (or bank).
Barnham railway station is in West Sussex, England, serving the village of Barnham, around north of Bognor Regis.
Bedfordshire (abbreviated Beds.) is a county in the East of England.
Bombardier Transportation is the rail equipment division of the Canadian firm Bombardier Inc. Bombardier Transportation is one of the world's largest companies in the rail vehicle and equipment manufacturing and servicing industry.
Brighton & Hove Brighton Hove Bus and Coach Company Limited formerly Brighton Hove and District Omnibus Company Limited operates most bus services in the city of Brighton and Hove in southern England.
Brighton Lovers Walk Traction and Rolling Stock Maintenance Depot is a Traction Maintenance Depot located in Brighton, East Sussex, England.
The Brighton Main Line (also known as the South Central Main Line) is a British railway line divided in the north into two sections running from London Victoria and London Bridge to Brighton.
Brighton railway station is the southern terminus of the Brighton Main Line in England, and the principal station serving the city of Brighton, East Sussex.
British Railways (BR), which from 1965 traded as British Rail, was the state-owned company that operated most of the rail transport in Great Britain between 1948 and 1997.
The Class 170 Turbostar is a British diesel multiple-unit (DMU) train built by Bombardier Transportation (and previously Adtranz) at its Derby Litchurch Lane Works.
The British Rail Class 171 Turbostar is a type of diesel multiple unit (DMU) train built by Bombardier Transportation (previously Adtranz) at its Derby Litchurch Lane Works in England, which is identical to the Class 170, except for the replacement of the BSI (Bergische Stahl Industrie) coupler with a Dellner coupling.
The British Rail Class 205 (or 2H) diesel-electric multiple units were built by BR at Eastleigh from 1957–1962.
The British Rail Class 207 (or 3D) diesel-electric multiple units were built by BR at Eastleigh in 1962.
The British Rail Class 313 is a dual-voltage electric multiple unit (EMU) train built by BREL York Works between February 1976 and April 1977.
The British Rail Class 319 is a dual-voltage electric multiple unit train capable of operating on 25 kV AC from overhead wires or 750 V DC from a third rail.
The British Rail Class 350 Desiro is a class of electric multiple-unit passenger train built by Siemens in 2004–05, 2008–09 and 2013–14.
The Class 377 Electrostar is a British electric multiple-unit train (EMU) built by Bombardier Transportation at its Derby Litchurch Lane Works, from 2001 to the present.
The Class 387 Electrostar is an electric multiple unit (EMU) built by Bombardier Transportation for Thameslink (now transferred to Great Northern), Gatwick Express, c2c and Great Western Railway (GWR), with the first delivered in December 2014.
The British Rail Class 421 (or 4Cig) electrical multiple units were built at BR's BREL York Works between 1964 and 1972.
The British Rail Class 423 (or 4Vep (Vestibuled Electro-Pneumatic brake)) electrical multiple units were built by British Rail (BR) at York Works from 1967 to 1974, although the MBSOs and TSOs of the first 20, 7701-7720, were constructed at Derby Works.
The British Rail Class 442 (Wessex Electrics) are a class of electric multiple-units introduced in 1988 by Network SouthEast on the South Western Main Line from London Waterloo to Weymouth to coincide with the electrification of the line from Bournemouth.
The British Rail Class 455 is an electric multiple-unit passenger train built by BREL York in the early to mid 1980s.
The British Rail Class 456 is an electric multiple-unit passenger train introduced by Network SouthEast on inner suburban services in South London to replace the elderly Class 416 2EPB units.
Class 460 (or 8Gat) was the designation of a fleet of 8-car electric multiple-unit trains built by Alstom at Washwood Heath in 1999-2001.
The British Rail Class 73 is a British electro-diesel locomotive.
Buckinghamshire, abbreviated Bucks, is a county in South East England which borders Greater London to the south east, Berkshire to the south, Oxfordshire to the west, Northamptonshire to the north, Bedfordshire to the north east and Hertfordshire to the east.
Christopher Stephen Grayling (born 1 April 1962) is a British politician and author serving as the Secretary of State for Transport since July 2016, and as a member of the House of Commons since 2001.
Connex South Central was a train operating company in the United Kingdom owned by Connex that operated the Network SouthCentral franchise from May 1996 until August 2001.
Croydon is a large town in south London, England, south of Charing Cross.
The Department for Transport (DfT) is the government department responsible for the English transport network and a limited number of transport matters in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland that have not been devolved.
A diesel multiple unit or DMU is a multiple-unit train powered by on-board diesel engines.
The Director of Passenger Rail Franchising was a statutory office in the United Kingdom created in 1993 by the Railways Act 1993 and usually called the Franchising Director.
The East Coastway line is a railway line along the south coast of Sussex to the east of Brighton, England.
East Sussex County Council is the local authority for the non-metropolitan county of East Sussex.
Eastbourne railway station serves the seaside town of Eastbourne in East Sussex, England.
An electric multiple unit or EMU is a multiple-unit train consisting of self-propelled carriages, using electricity as the motive power.
An electro-diesel locomotive (also referred to as a dual-mode or bi-mode locomotive) is powered either from an electricity supply (like an electric locomotive) or by using the onboard diesel engine (like a diesel-electric locomotive).
Eversholt Rail Group (formerly HSBC Rail (UK) Limited) is one of the three major ROSCOs (rolling stock operating company) in the United Kingdom.
First Capital Connect (FCC) was a British train operating company, owned by FirstGroup, that operated the Thameslink Great Northern franchise from April 2006 to September 2014.
First ScotRail was a train operating company in Scotland owned by FirstGroup which operated the ScotRail franchise from October 2004 until March 2015.
FirstGroup plc FirstGroup plc is a Scottish multi-national transport group, registered and operating in the United Kingdom.
Gatwick Express is a high-frequency rail passenger service between London Victoria, Gatwick Airport, and Brighton in South East England.
The Go-Ahead Group plc is a provider of passenger transport in the UK, with over one billion journeys made on its bus and trains services each year.
Govia is a transport company based in the United Kingdom.
Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) is a train operating company that operates the Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern (TSGN) rail franchise in England.
Guildford railway station is at one of three main railway junctions on the Portsmouth Direct Line and serves the town of Guildford in Surrey, England.
Hampshire (abbreviated Hants) is a county on the southern coast of England in the United Kingdom.
Hertfordshire (often abbreviated Herts) is a county in southern England, bordered by Bedfordshire to the north, Cambridgeshire to the north-east, Essex to the east, Buckinghamshire to the west and Greater London to the south.
The home counties are the counties of England that surround London (although several of them do not border it).
Horsham railway station serves the town of Horsham in West Sussex, England.
InterCity West Coast is a railway franchise in the United Kingdom for passenger trains on the West Coast Main Line (and branches thereof), between London Euston, the West Midlands, North Wales, Manchester, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Glasgow, and other major destinations between.
ITSO Ltd is a non-profit distributing technical, standardisation and interoperability membership organisation with objectives to.
Kent is a county in South East England and one of the home counties.
Keolis is the largest private sector French transport group.
London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.
London Bridge is a central London railway terminus and connected London Underground station in Southwark, south-east London.
The London Evening Standard (or simply Evening Standard) is a local, free daily newspaper, published Monday to Friday in tabloid format in London.
London Midland was a train operating company in England, owned by Govia, which operated the West Midlands franchise.
London Overground (also known simply as the Overground) is a suburban rail network serving London and its environs.
London Overground Rail Operations Limited was a train operating company contracted to operate the London Overground train service on the National Rail network, under the franchise control of Transport for London.
Victoria station, also known as London Victoria, is a central London railway terminus and connected London Underground station in Victoria, in the City of Westminster, managed by Network Rail.
A management contract is an arrangement under which operational control of an enterprise is vested by contract in a separate enterprise that performs the necessary managerial functions in return for a fee.
The Marshlink line is a railway line in South East England.
Metrobus Metrobus Limited is a bus operator with routes in south London, and parts of Surrey, Kent & Sussex.
Michael Joseph Cash (born 17 February 1960) is general secretary of the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT), a British trade union.
Milton Keynes, locally abbreviated to MK, is a large townAlthough Milton Keynes was specified to be a city in scale and the term "city" is used locally (inter alia to avoid confusion with its constituent towns), formally this title cannot be used.
Milton Keynes Central railway station serves Central Milton Keynes and the surrounding area of Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England.
MTR Corporation Limited is a Hong Kong company listed on the Hong Kong Exchange, and a component of Hang Seng Index.
The National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (commonly known as the RMT) is a British trade union covering the transport sector.
Network SouthCentral (NSC) was a shadow franchise that existed from 4 February 1994 to 13 October 1996, when Connex South Central took over the running of the franchise.
The Oxted line is a railway in southern England and part of the Southern franchise.
The Oyster card is a form of electronic ticket used on public transport in Greater London in the United Kingdom. It is promoted by Transport for London and is valid on travel modes across London including London Underground, London Buses, the Docklands Light Railway (DLR), London Overground, Tramlink, some river boat services, and most National Rail services within the London fare zones. Since its introduction in June 2003, more than 86 million cards have been used. A standard Oyster card is a blue credit-card-sized stored-value contactless smartcard that can hold single tickets, period tickets and travel permits, which must be added to the card before travel. Passengers touch it on an electronic reader when entering and leaving the transport system in order to validate it or deduct funds. Cards may be "topped-up" by recurring payment authority, by online purchase, at credit card terminals or by cash, the last two methods at stations or ticket offices. The card is designed to reduce the number of transactions at ticket offices and the number of paper tickets. Usage is encouraged by offering substantially cheaper fares than with cash though the acceptance of cash is being phased out. On London buses, cash is no longer accepted. The card was first issued to the public on 30 June 2003, with a limited range of features and there continues to be a phased introduction of further functions. By June 2012, over 43 million Oyster cards had been issued and more than 80% of all journeys on public transport in London were made using the card. Since 2014, the use of Oyster cards has been supplemented by contactless credit and debit cards as part of TfL's "Future Ticketing Programme". TfL was the first public transport provider in the world to accept payment by contactless bank cards, and the widespread adoption of contactless in London has been credited to this. TfL is now one of Europe's largest contactless merchants, with around 1 in 10 contactless transactions in the UK taking place on the TfL network.
The majority of rail services in the Greater London area accept Oyster card pay as you go (PAYG) payment.
Passenger rail franchising in Great Britain is the system of contracting out the operation of the passenger services on the railways of Great Britain to private companies through a system of franchising.
Plusbus, PlusBus or PLUSBUS is an add-on ticket, which can be purchased with National Rail train tickets in Great Britain.
Rail is a British magazine on the subject of current rail transport in Great Britain.
The railway system in Great Britain is the oldest in the world.
The Redhill–Tonbridge line is a railway line running from Redhill, Surrey to Tonbridge, Kent in southeast England.
The Seaford branch line is a rural railway line in East Sussex constructed in 1864 primarily to serve the port of Newhaven and the town of Seaford.
Selhurst Depot is located in Selhurst, Croydon, England on the London Brighton and South Coast Railway and is near Selhurst station.
Sick leave (or paid sick days or sick pay) is time off from work that workers can use to stay home to address their health and safety needs without losing pay.
South Croydon railway station is in the London Borough of Croydon in south London, in Travelcard Zone 5.
South West Trains (SWT) was an English train operating company owned by Stagecoach, which operated the South Western franchise between 1996 and 2017.
Southampton Central railway station is a main line station serving the city of Southampton in Hampshire, southern England.
London & South Eastern Railway Limited, trading as Southeastern, is a British train operating company owned by the Anglo-French joint venture Govia that provides rail services in South East England.
Southern is the brand name used by the Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) train operating company on the Southern routes of the Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern franchise in England.
The Southern Railway (SR), sometimes shortened to 'Southern', was a British railway company established in the 1923 Grouping.
Stagecoach Group plc is an international transport group operating buses, trains, trams and express coaches.
Stewarts Lane is a large railway servicing facility in Battersea in London, England, founded by the London Chatham and Dover Railway (LCDR) in 1862, to serve London Victoria railway station.
The Strategic Rail Authority (SRA) was a non-departmental public body in the United Kingdom set up under the Transport Act 2000 to provide strategic direction for the railway industry.
Surrey is a county in South East England, and one of the home counties.
Sussex, from the Old English Sūþsēaxe (South Saxons), is a historic county in South East England corresponding roughly in area to the ancient Kingdom of Sussex.
The Sutton and Mole Valley lines were constructed between 1847 and 1868 by the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway, the London and South Western Railway and the LBSCR-sponsored Horsham, Dorking and Leatherhead Railway.
Thameslink and Great Northern are the brand names used by the Govia Thameslink Railway train operating company on the Thameslink and Great Northern routes of the Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern franchise, previously operated by First Capital Connect.
The Thameslink Programme, originally Thameslink 2000, is a £6 billion project in south-east England to upgrade and expand the Thameslink rail network to provide new and longer trains between a wider range of stations to the north and to the south of London.
Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern (TSGN) is a management contract for the provision of passenger services on the Thameslink and Great Northern routes to,,,,,, London Moorgate, Sutton, Wimbledon and Brighton, as well as the whole Southern network (including the Gatwick Express) and the jointly operated First Capital Connect Southeastern services (for example the Kentish Town - via), which were added to the franchise on 25 July 2015, with the Southern and Gatwick Express brands retained.
The Key is a contactless smartcard that is being progressively introduced to replace paper ticketing in public transport in Britain.
The Londoner was a newsletter in the style of a newspaper published by the Mayor of London and delivered free to most households in Greater London, United Kingdom.
A trade union or trades union, also called a labour union (Canada) or labor union (US), is an organization of workers who have come together to achieve many common goals; such as protecting the integrity of its trade, improving safety standards, and attaining better wages, benefits (such as vacation, health care, and retirement), and working conditions through the increased bargaining power wielded by the creation of a monopoly of the workers.
Transport for London (TfL) is a local government body responsible for the transport system in Greater London, England.
The Transport Select Committee is a select committee of the House of Commons in the Parliament of the United Kingdom.
Urban rail, commuter rail, regional rail, or suburban rail plays a key role in public transport in many of the United Kingdom's major cities.
Veolia Transport (formerly Connex and CGEA Transport) was the international transport services division of the French-based multinational company Veolia Environnement until the 2011 merger that gave rise to Veolia Transdev.
The Wealden LineBroadbent, S., p. 48.
The West Coast Main Line (WCML) is one of the most important railway corridors in the United Kingdom, connecting the major cities of London, Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, and Glasgow.
The West Coastway line is a railway line in England following closely the south coast of Sussex and Hampshire, between the cities Brighton and Southampton.
The West London line is a short railway in inner West London that links in the south to Willesden Junction in the north.
Wolverton railway works, known locally as Wolverton Works or just The Works, was established in Wolverton, Buckinghamshire, by the London and Birmingham Railway Company in 1838 at the midpoint of the -long route from London to Birmingham.
Worthing railway station is the largest of the three stations serving the town of Worthing in West Sussex.
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