08 November 2016

Alliance Rail Holdings (Alliance) has started consultation within the rail industry on starting a new ‘open access’ rail service between Southampton and London Waterloo to begin in December 2017. There will be 7 off-peak services a day, calling at Eastleigh, Winchester, Basingstoke and Hook, with 2 peak services introduced a year later in December 2018. Following consultation the application will then be determined by the Office of Rail and Road (ORR).

12 May 2016

Alliance is naturally disappointed that its recent applications for new GNER services (see notes to editors) on the East Coast Main Line have been turned down by the ORR. This means the significant benefits that would have been delivered for many northern towns and cities has been lost, ambulance at least in the short term.

02 April 2015

The proposals will see investment in new trains, prescription more travelling options for rail users, new jobs introduced to the region, and will deliver significant economic benefits across the towns and cities served.

07 August 2015

Alliance Rail Holdings (Alliance) has today welcomed the decision by the Office of Rail Regulation (ORR), check to approve its application for a new direct passenger rail service between Blackpool and London.

07 January 2015

The Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) has rejected proposals by ‘open access’ train operator Great North Western Railway (GNWR) to provide new direct train services between London and Blackpool from May 2017, and between London, Huddersfield and Leeds from December 2018.