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C2c
Trenitalia
Trenitalia
c2c Limited,[1] trading as c2c, is an English train operating company owned by Trenitalia
Trenitalia
that operates the Essex Thameside railway franchise. It manages 25 stations and its trains call at 28. c2c provides commuter services from its London terminus as Fenchurch Street to east London and parts of Essex
Essex
along the London, Tilbury and Southend Railway, and is the only operator on the line. The company began operating as LTS Rail in May 1996 under the ownership of Prism Rail, which had been awarded the London, Tilbury & Southend railway franchise as part of the privatisation of British Rail. LTS Rail rebranded as c2c in May 2000 and Prism Rail was bought by National Express
National Express
in July that year
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FirstGroup
FirstGroup
FirstGroup
plc[3] is a British transport group, registered and operating in the United Kingdom. The company also operates transport services in Ireland, Canada and the United States
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Privatisation Of British Rail
The Privatisation of British Rail
British Rail
was the process by which ownership and operation of the railways of Great Britain passed from government control into private hands. Began in 1994, it had been completed by 1997. British Railways (BR) had been in state ownership since 1948, under the control of the British Railways Board (BRB). Under the Conservative government of Margaret Thatcher
Margaret Thatcher
elected in 1979, various state-owned businesses were sold off, including various functions related to the railways – Sealink
Sealink
ferries and British Transport Hotels by 1984, Travellers Fare catering by 1988 and British Rail Engineering (train building) by 1989. It was under Thatcher's successor John Major
John Major
that the railways themselves were privatised, using the Railways Act 1993
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North London Line
The North London
London
line is a railway line of the London
London
Overground, which passes through the inner suburbs of north London, England. Its route is a rough semicircle between the south-west and the north-east, avoiding central London. The line is owned and maintained by Network Rail and London
London
Overground. Although much of it originated as part of the North London
London
Railway, the current route is the result of a series of amalgamations, closures and reopenings, and has a mix of third-rail and overhead electrical power supply
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Leigh-on-Sea
Leigh-on-Sea
Leigh-on-Sea
( /ˌliːɒnˈsiː/), also referred to as Leigh, is a town and civil parish in Essex, England. A district of Southend-on-Sea, with its own town council, it is currently the only civil parish within the borough.Contents1 Location 2 History2.1 Origins 2.2 'Old Leigh' 2.3 Modern era3 Transport 4 Governance 5 Festivals and activities 6 Notable people 7 References 8 External linksLocation[edit] Leigh-on-Sea
Leigh-on-Sea
is situated on the northern side of the Thames Estuary, only a few miles from the open waters of the North Sea
North Sea
to the east, and a similar distance from the Kent
Kent
coast to the south. The coastal environs of the town feature a nature reserve at Two Tree Island
Two Tree Island
and a centrally located beach adjacent to Bell Wharf
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Thames Gateway
Coordinates: 51°29′13″N 0°19′05″E / 51.487°N 0.318°E / 51.487; 0.318 The Thames Gateway
Thames Gateway
is an area of land stretching 70 kilometres (43 mi) east from inner east London on both sides of the River Thames
River Thames
and the Thames Estuary. The area, which includes much brownfield land was designated during the early years of the Blair ministry
Blair ministry
a national priority for urban regeneration, taking advantage of the development opportunities realised by the completion of the High Speed 1
High Speed 1
(officially known as the Channel Tunnel Rail Link)
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MTR Corporation
Worldwide, including:Hong Kong Mainland China London, England Stockholm, Sweden Melbourne, Australia Sydney, AustraliaKey people Frederick Ma
Frederick Ma
Si-hang (Chairman) Lincoln Leong (CEO)Services Railways, property developmentRevenue HK$45.2 billion (December 2016)Net incomeHK$10.2 billion (December 2016)Total assets HK$262 billion (June 2016)Owner Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Government (The Financial Secretary Incorporated) 75.09% Other 24.91%Number of employees28,053 (June 2017)Website [1] MTR
MTR
Corporation Limited (Chinese: 香港鐵路有限公司; literally: " Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Railway Corporation Limited") is a Hong Kong
Hong Kong
company listed on the Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Exchange, and a component of Hang Seng Index
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Abellio (transport Company)
Abellio operates public transport services in Europe, with both bus and rail networks. It was founded as NedRailways in 2001, before being renamed Abellio in October 2009. Abellio is wholy owned by the Dutch national rail operator Nederlandse Spoorwegen.Contents1 Czech Republic 2 Germany2.1 Bus 2.2 Rail3 The Netherlands 4 United Kingdom4.1 Buses 4.2 Rail5 References 6 External linksCzech Republic[edit] Abellio bought Probo Bus and ran its network in the Czech Republic in 2009. It consisted of regional bus transport in the Beroun District and surroundings and some long-distance bus lines between Prague
Prague
and South and West Bohemia. Abellio CZ founded in July 2011. In spring 2012, Abellio CZ lodged an extensive complaint about wrong assignment of the tender to running of fast train line Ostrava – Krnov – Olomouc
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Secretary Of State For Transport
Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Transport
Secretary of State for Transport
is the member of the cabinet responsible for the British Department for Transport. The office used to be called the Minister of Transport and has been merged with the Department for the Environment at various times. The current Secretary of State for Transport
Secretary of State for Transport
is Chris Grayling. The Secretary of State is supported by a small team of junior Ministers. Each Minister is a Member of Parliament from either the House of Commons or the House of Lords. The number of Ministers supporting the Secretary of State for Transport
Secretary of State for Transport
vary from time to time, but is usually about 3. The titles given to these Ministers also vary
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Department For Transport
The Department for Transport
Department for Transport
(DfT) is the government department responsible for the English transport
English transport
network and a limited number of transport matters in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
that have not been devolved
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Director Of Passenger Rail Franchising
The Director of Passenger Rail Franchising was a statutory office in the United Kingdom created in 1993 by the Railways Act 1993
Railways Act 1993
and usually called the Franchising Director. It lasted from 5 November 1993 until 31 January 2001 when it was superseded by the Strategic Rail Authority. Main function[edit] The Franchising Director's main function was to sell passenger rail franchises to private sector companies participating in the privatisation of the British railway industry. On 1 February 2001 the position of Franchising Director was abolished by the Transport Act 2000
Transport Act 2000
and the passenger rail franchising functions were transferred to the newly created Strategic Rail Authority
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Crossrail
Crossrail
Crossrail
is a 118-kilometre (73-mile) railway line under development in England, running through London
London
to the home counties of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire
Buckinghamshire
and Essex. The central core and a large section of the line, between Paddington in central London
London
and Abbey Wood in the south-east, are due to open in December 2018, when it will be officially named the Elizabeth line, in honour of Queen Elizabeth II. Part of the eastern section, between Liverpool Street and Shenfield in Essex, was transferred to a precursor service called TfL Rail
TfL Rail
in 2015; this section will be connected to the core through central London
London
to Paddington from May 2019
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Network Rail
Network Rail
Network Rail
is the owner (via its subsidiary Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd which was known as Railtrack
Railtrack
plc before 2002)[5] and infrastructure manager of most of the rail network in England, Scotland
Scotland
and Wales.[6] Network Rail
Network Rail
is an arms length public body of the Department for Transport
Department for Transport
with no shareholders, which reinvests its income in the railways. Network Rail's main customers are the private train operating companies (TOCs), responsible for passenger transport, and freight operating companies (FOCs), who provide train services on the infrastructure that the company owns and maintains
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London Underground
The London Underground
London Underground
(also known simply as the Underground, or by its nickname the Tube) is a public rapid transit system serving London and some parts of the adjacent counties of Buckinghamshire, Essex
Essex
and Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire
in the United Kingdom.[6] The Underground has its origins in the Metropolitan Railway, the world's first underground railway. Opened in 1863, it is now part of the Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines; the first line to operate underground electric traction trains, the City & South London Railway in 1890, is now part of the Northern line.[7] The network has expanded to 11 lines, and in 2016–17 carried 1.379 billion passengers,[3] making it the world's 11th busiest metro system
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Southend-on-Sea
Southend-on-Sea
Southend-on-Sea
(/ˈsaʊθɛnd ɒn ˈsiː/ ( listen)), commonly referred to as simply Southend, is a town and wider unitary authority area with borough status in southeastern Essex, England. It lies on the north side of the Thames Estuary, 40 miles (64 km) east of central London. It is bordered to the north by Rochford
Rochford
and to the west by Castle Point. It is home to the longest leisure pier in the world, Southend Pier.[2] London
London
Southend Airport is located 1.5 NM (2.8 km; 1.7 mi) north of the town centre. Southend-on-Sea
Southend-on-Sea
originally consisted of a few poor fishermen's huts and farms at the southern end of the village of Prittlewell. In the 1790s, the first buildings around what was to become the High Street of Southend were completed
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Grays
Grays
Grays
(or Grays
Grays
Thurrock)[1] is the largest town in the borough and unitary authority of Thurrock
Thurrock
in Essex
Essex
and one of the Thurrock's traditional (Church of England) parishes. The town is approximately 20 miles (32 km) to the east of London on the north bank of the River Thames, and 2 miles (3.2 km) east of the M25 motorway. Its economy is linked to Port of London
Port of London
industries, its own offices, retail and Lakeside, West Thurrock
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