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passenger franchise--holding groups
Awarded the franchise to operate South West Trains services from 4 February 1996 and Island Line services from 13 October 1996. SWT franchise renewed 4 February 2007 and now expires 2017. Stagecoach acquired South Yorkshire Supertram Ltd on 19 December 1997, and 49% of Virgin Rail Group Ltd on 7 October 1998. Is also 90% owner of Virgin Trains East Coast franchise since 2015.
Stagecoach Holdings plc