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Island Line

The smallest of the first-generation franchises and the only one to be vertically integrated, with the franchisee responsible for infrastructure as well as train operation. The Strategic Rail Authority extended the original franchise by two years in 2001, the original expiry date having been 12 October 2001.

start date
13 October 1996
end date
27 September 2003

owned by
Stagecoach Rail Ltd/Stagecoach Group plc

service area
Ryde Pier-Shanklin (I.O.W.)

Isle of Wight Railway Company Limited (British Railways Board)

was replaced by
Island Line


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