Train companies taken over by DfT OLR Holdings Ltd

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Dear DfT OLR Holdings Limited,

Please could you provide a list of which train companies such as Northern, LNER and Transpenine have been taken over by yourselves and which if any may be taken over in the future?
Is there plans to fully nationalise the rail network in the United Kingdom?

Yours faithfully,

Thomas Dresser

Company Secretary, DfT OLR Holdings Limited

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Dear Thomas


Freedom of Information Act request – DOHL018.


Thank you for your information request dated 25 May 2023.


You requested a list of Train Operating Companies currently run by DOHL.
You also requested information regarding future plans to nationalise the
rail network in the United Kingdom.


DOHL currently acts as the owning group for the following Train Operating

•            London North Eastern Railway Limited (trading as LNER)

•            Northern Trains Limited (trading as Northern)

•            SE Trains Limited (trading as Southeastern)

•            TransPennine Trains Limited (trading as TransPennine Express)


DOHL does not hold information regarding future plans to nationalise the
rail network in the United Kingdom. Any decision regarding this subject
would be made by the Secretary of State for Transport.


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Yours sincerely,



Matt Bentley

Business Manager DOHL



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