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South West Trains
Details

Founded

1996

Founder(s)

Stagecoach

Headquarters

London (UK)

Products / Services

Train services in the south of England.

Owner

Stagecoach

Website

www.southwesttrains.co.uk

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South West Trains is a railway operating company in the United Kingdom that operates the South Western railway franchise.

HistoryEdit

The current service was created in two phases, as Stagecoast bid for both the South Western and Island Line franchises, and they where later merged to create the service we know today, although the two services retain differnt livery and branding, the Island Line Trains using a red 'heratige' livery. 

OperationsEdit

The company's main route is a trunk London to 'The West' route, via Exeter, Bristol, and Sailsbury. around this route, they operate a small set suburban and link services to nearby locations. They no longer run any trains east of Exeter, as the Exeter to Dawlish service was withdrawn.

Rolling StockEdit

Class Image Type Top speed Number Routes operated Built
mph km/h
Class   73 Diesel locomotive 90 145 1 Thunderbird Locomotive 1962
Class 158 Diesel Multiple Unit 90 145 11

London Waterloo - Salisbury / Bristol Temple Meads

Romsey - Salisbury via Southampton Central

Brockenhurst - Lymington Pier (Weekday services)

1989-1992
Class 159 End of class 158 90 145 30

West of England / Wessex Main Lines:

London Waterloo - Salisbury / Bristol Temple Meads / Exeter St Davids

Portsmouth Harbour - Basingstoke (Morning Service)

Portsmouth Harbour - Southampton Central (Occasionally

159/0 1992 - 1993
159/1 Converted 2006 - 2007
Class 444 Electric Multiple Unit 100 160 45

Main Line Routes:

London Waterloo - Poole / Weymouth

London Waterloo - Portsmouth Harbour (Shared with Class 450s Weekdays and Sundays)

Limited Outer Suburban Routes

2003–2004
Class 450 100 160 127

Outer Suburban Routes:

450/0

London Waterloo - Portsmouth Harbour (Shared with Class 444s weekdays and Sundays)/ Alton / Basingstoke / Poole (Occasionally) /Reading (Occasionally)

Southampton Central - Portsmouth & Southsea

Brockenhurst - Lymington Pier (Weekend services)

450/5

London Waterloo - Windsor & Eton Riverside / Weybridge via Staines-upon-Thames / London Waterloo via Hounslow

Ascot - Guildford

Limited Express and Inner suburban services

2002–2006

Class 455

75 120 91

Inner Suburban Routes:

London Waterloo - Shepperton / Hampton Court / Woking / London Waterloo via Hounslow /London Waterloo via Strawberry Hill /Dorking / Guildford via Oxshott or Epsom / Chessington South / Windsor & Eton Riverside

1982 - 1985
2004 - 2007 (refurbished)
Class 458 100 160 30

Outer Suburban Services:

London Waterloo - Reading /

Ascot - Guildford

1998-2002
Class 483 45 72.5 6

Ryde Pier Head - Shanklin

1938
1989 - 1992 (refurbished)

ReferencesEdit

Site: Wikipedia.org

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