Lines to be auctioned off: 18 routes for privatisation

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InterCity West Coast main line - from London Euston to Inverness.

InterCity Midland main line - from London St Pancras to Sheffield.

InterCity Anglia - from London Liverpool Street to Norwich.

InterCity cross country - Aberdeen to Penzance.

Thames Line - Network SouthEast; from London Paddington to Gatwick, Stratford-upon-Avon, and Bedwyn.

Chiltern Line - NSE; from London Marylebone and Paddington to Aylesbury and Birmingham Snow Hill.

Northampton and North London Lines - NSE; London to Northampton and Bedford.

West Anglia and Great Northern - NSE; London to East Anglia.

Great Eastern - NSE; London to East Anglia.

Thameslink - NSE; south London to Bedford.

Kent Services - NSE; London to Kent.

South London and Sussex Coast - NSE; London to eastern Surrey and


North East Region - from Berwick to Sheffield and Manchester.

North West Region - from Carlisle to Stoke-on-Trent, Llandudno and Wrexham.

Merseyrail Electric Services.

Central Region - from Welsh coast to Lowestoft, from Manchester to Stansted airport.

South Wales and West Region - from Penzance to Brighton and Shrewsbury.

Cardiff Valley Lines.