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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.

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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.

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.