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London Railways - An interactive map of London's rail network

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This map highlights the routes operated by each train operating company in the wider London region as well as the estimated usage of each station (from data published by the Office of Rail and Road and Transport for London). The symbols used to represent stations on this map are shown at a size proportional to the total number of entries and exits for 2014-2015 (using a logarithmic scale). Zoom in to reveal further detail. For more information regarding station usage and services in the whole of Great Britain, please view our British Railways interactive map here.

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Click on the headings in the list below to reveal further information about each of the train operating companies who provide services in London.

Abellio Greater Anglia

Services operated out of London Liverpool Street to destinations in Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire. Abellio Greater Anglia operates 154 stations and runs services under the Greater Anglia franchise (5th February 2012 - 15 October 2016).

https://www.abelliogreateranglia.co.uk/

c2c

Services operated out of London Fenchurch Street to destinations in southern Essex, notably Southend-on Sea, Grays and Leigh-on-Sea. c2c operates 25 stations and runs services under the Essex Thameside franchise (9th November 2014 - 10 November 2029).

http://www.c2c-online.co.uk/

Chiltern Railways

Services operated out of London Marylebone to destinations in Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Warwickwickshire. Also operates long-distance services to Birmingham and Kidderminster. Chiltern Railways manages 32 stations and runs services under the Chiltern Railways franchise (3rd March 2002 - 21st December 2021).

https://www.chilternrailways.co.uk/

Docklands Light Railway

Services serving destinations in the Docklands area of London as well as suburban regions in east and south-east London, including Stratford, Lewisham and Woolwich. Services also serve the City of London at Bank and Tower Gateway. A light metro system with 45 stations, the Docklands LIght Railway was opened in 1987.

https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/dlr/

East Midlands Trains

Services operated out of London St Pancras International to destinations in the East Midlands, including Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Derbyshire and parts of Yorkshire. East Midlands Trains operates 89 stations and runs services under the East Midlands franchise (11th November 2007 - 4th March 2018).

http://www.eastmidlandstrains.co.uk/

Elizabeth Line (Crossrail)

Currently under construction, this service, 'Crossrail' until officially rebranded the 'Elizabeth Line' in 2018, will connect Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Essex via central London. Due to be fully operational in 2019, an eastern section of the route has already been transferred to a precursor service and is operating under the 'TfL Rail' branding. Further services through central London are due in 2018. The service is due to serve 40 stations when complete.

http://www.crossrail.co.uk/ https://tfl.gov.uk/travel-information/improvements-and-projects/elizabeth-line

Eurostar

Services operated out of London St Pancras International, on a high-speed line, to European destinations including Paris, Brussels, Avignon, Lille, Lyon and Marseille. Services also call at Ebbsfleet International and Ashford International, both stations in Kent.

http://www.eurostar.com/

Gatwick Express

Services operated out of London Victoria direct to Gatwick Airport and from Brighton to Gatwick Airport, calling at stations including Haywards Heath and Burgess Hill. Gatwick Express operate services as part of the Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern franchise (26th July 2015 - September 2021).

http://www.gatwickexpress.com/

Grand Central

Services operated out of London King's Cross, on the East Coast Main Line, to destinations including Sunderland and Bradford. Grand Central is an open access operator and is therefore not subject to franchising.

http://www.grandcentralrail.com/

Great Northern

Services operated out of London King's Cross and London Moorgate to locations in Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and Norfolk. Great Northern operate services as part of the Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern franchise (26th July 2015 - September 2021).

http://www.thameslinkrailway.com/

Great Western Railway

Services operated out of London Paddington to locations in the Thames Valley, the south and south-west of England and south Wales. Great Western Railway operates 208 stations and runs commuter and inter-city services under the Greater Western franchise (1st April 2006 - 30th March 2019).

http://www.gwr.com/

Heathrow Connect

Services operated between London Paddington and Heathrow Airport, calling at several intermediate stations. Services are provided jointly by Heathrow Express and Great Western Railway.

https://www.heathrowconnect.com/

Heathrow Express

Services operated directly between London Paddington and Heathrow Airport. Heathrow Express is an open access operator and is, therefore, not subject to franchising. Three stations at Heathrow Airport are managed by this operator.

https://www.heathrowexpress.com/

Hull Trains

Long distance services operated out of London King's Cross to Hull and Beverley. Hull Trains is an open access operator and is, therefore, not subject to franchising.

http://www.hulltrains.co.uk/

London Midland

Services operated out of London Euston to locations in the West Midlands, Northamptonshire, Staffordshire and Cheshire. London Midland manages 146 stations and runs commuter and inter-city services under the West Midlands franchise (11th November 2007 - 31st October 2017).

http://www.londonmidland.com/

London Overground

Services operated on a suburban network in Greater London (extending into Hertfordshire). London Overground services call at 112 stations on 9 different lines. London Overground began operating on the 11th November 2007 when Transport for London took over the North London Railways franchise.

https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/london-overground/

London Tramlink

Services operated on a light rail tram system, centred on Croydon and extending to surrounding areas of south London, including Wimbledon, Beckenham and New Addington. Tramlink services call at 39 stations and operate on four routes.

https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/trams/

London Underground

Services operated on a rapid transit system in Greater London, extending out as far as Buckinghamshire, Essex and Hertfordshire. London Underground services serve 270 stations and operate on 11 lines.

https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/tube/

Network Rail

Network Rail directly manages 19 stations, 10 of which are located in central London, and owns over 2,500 stations in England, Scotland and Wales.

http://www.networkrail.co.uk/

South West Trains

Services operated out of London Waterloo to locations in the south and south west of England, including Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire and Devon. Services also operated on routes in south west London. South West Trains manages 185 stations (including those on the Isle of Wight's Island Line) and runs commuter and inter-city services under the South Western franchise (4th February 2007 - 24th June 2017).

https://www.southwesttrains.co.uk/

Southeastern

Services operated out of London Victoria, London Charing Cross and London Cannon Street to locations in Kent and East Sussex. Services also operated on routes in south east London as well as on the High Speed 1 line out of London St Pancras International. Southeastern manages 174 stations and runs commuter and inter-city services under the Integrated Kent franchise (1st April 2006 - 24th June 2018).

http://www.southeasternrailway.co.uk/

Southern

Services operated out of London Bridge and London Victoria to locations in the south and south east of England, including Hampshire, Sussex, Kent and Surrey. Services also operated on routes in south London. Southern manages 156 stations and runs commuter and inter-city services as part of the Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern franchise (26th July 2015 - September 2021).

http://www.southernrailway.com/

Stansted Express

Services operated between London Liverpool Street and Stansted Airport, calling at three intermediate stations (Tottenham Hale, Harlow Town and Bishop's Stortford). Stansted Express operates services as part of the Greater Anglia Franchise (5th February 2012 - 15th October 2016).

https://www.stanstedexpress.com/

TfL Rail

Services operated on a commuter line in East London between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield in Essex. TfL Rail services will be incorporated in to the Elizabeth Line network in December 2018. TfL Rail operates 12 stations.

https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/tfl-rail/

Thameslink

Services operated out of London St Pancras International, London Blackfriars and London Bridge to locations between Bedford and Brighton and on commuter routes in London. Thameslink operate services as part of the Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern franchise (26th July 2015 - September 2021).

http://www.thameslinkrailway.com/

Virgin Trains

Services operated out of London Euston to locations in the Midlands, North West England, North Wales and Scotland. Virgin Trains operate long distance services, calling at 42 stations, under the InterCity West Coast franchise (9th March 1997 - April 2018).

http://www.thameslinkrailway.com/

Virgin Trains East Coast

Services operated out of London King's Cross to locations in the Midlands, Yorkshire, North East England and Scotland. Virgin Trains East Coast operates long distance services, calling at 53 stations (12 of which it manages), under the InterCity East Coast franchise (1st March 2015 - 31st March 2023).

https://www.virgintrainseastcoast.com/
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