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Alliance Rail Holdings (Alliance) is a Company established to provide new open access rail services across the UK, offering direct links to London.

Delivering new ‘open access’ rail services – outside the franchising system – is a costly and complicated process, but the team at Alliance has a wealth of experience in the identification and delivery of such services.

Latest News

1 August 2018

Alliance Rail Holdings is disappointed that its application for rights to operate trains between Southampton Central and London Waterloo has today been rejected by the Office Rail and Road (ORR) in its role as rail regulator. That proposal was to operate up to 18 trains per day offering faster journeys from some stations, relief from crowding and the benefits of passenger choice including advance fares. The ORR’s letter gives several reasons for rejecting the application, many of which we could not have anticipated when we made our application at the end of 2016.

 7 June 2018

 Access Rights for New direct journey opportunities daily to and from the Fylde coast to Nuneaton and Milton Keynes approved by ORR

Allows for Five return services per day from the Blackpool, Poulton-le-Fylde, Kirkham and Wesham to London with opportunity for a 6th return service

Would deliver 2630 additional daily seats to and from the capital and generate benefits for economies and communities

Alliance Rail Holdings (Alliance)  welcomes the decision by the Office of Rail and Road (ORR), to approve its application for a new direct passenger rail service between Blackpool North and London Euston.