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Network SouthCentral Livery

NSC branding was standard Network SouthEast lettering and design, but with the word "SouthCentral" in dark blue replacing the word "SouthEast" on leaflets, platforms and stock. The Network SouthEast "rhombus" red, blue and grey logo remained part of NSC's corporate image. Not all stock received NSC branding—the chief units to receive such treatment were NSC's express units—the Class 319s, 421s and 422s in the main being treated. As under NSE, the main corporate colour of Network SouthCentral was red, which was applied to all manner of things from rubbish bins to lamp-posts.

Network SouthCentral The Cowden Rail Accident

The only major accident that occurred on the NSC network was the Cowden rail crash when, on 15 October 1994, the driver of a Class 205 failed to see a red signal (this was believed to have been caused by fog), and drove the unit on to a single track section of the Uckfield line, where it collided with a train travelling in the opposite direction. Five people, including the erroneous driver were killed, and thirteen more were severely injured.

Network SouthCentral Buyout

On 13 October 1996, the franchise was privatised with Connex South Central taking over. The first unit to lose its NSC/NSE colours was 456024, which officially launched the new franchise.

Network SouthCentral Overview

Network SouthCentral Type: Wholly owned subsidiary
Network SouthCentral Industry: Shadow franchise
Network SouthCentral Predecessor: Network SouthEast
Network SouthCentral Founded: 4 February 1994 in London, United Kingdom
Network SouthCentral Defunct: 13 October 1996
Network SouthCentral Fate: Dissolved
Network SouthCentral Successor: Connex South Central
Network SouthCentral Headquarters: London, United Kingdom
Network SouthCentral Area Served: London, South East
Network SouthCentral Owner: British Rail Board


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