The franchise was known as 'South West' before its merger with the Island Line franchise in 2007.
Prior to privatisation, Network SouthEast was divided into eleven separate companies. One of which was named South West Trains and used a logo that would continue to be used in various forms until 1999.
South West Trains
In 2007 the Island Line franchise was merged with the South Western Franchise, although it keeps its own branding.Stagecoach had lost the South Western franchise to a First/MTR consortium.
South Western Railway
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