Wikipedia:WikiProject UK Railways/Colours list

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This page contains a list of colours used in previous/next station boxes on UK railway station (and related/similar) articles, believed to be up-to-date as of 18 December 2010.

Some of the colours have templates (e.g. {{NXEA colour}}) which can be used to implement them.

  • If you can't find the desired colour on this page, use {{Temporary rail colour}}; this defaults to black, but another colour value may be given. See here for a list articles currently with temporary colours.

Train operating companies[edit]

Current UK train operating companies[edit]

See {{National Rail colour}} for template information. Note that when using the template, the second parameter must be explicitly named: i.e. |branch=line name.

{{Greater Anglia colour}} Sample:   d70428 Abellio Greater Anglia
{{SR colour}} Sample:   008000 Abellio ScotRail
{{ArrivaWales colour}} Sample:   30c5b8 Arriva Trains Wales
{{C2C colour}} Sample:   b7007c c2c
{{CS color}} Sample:   2a4549 Caledonian Sleeper
{{Chiltern colour}} Sample:   00bfff Chiltern Railways
{{XC color}} Sample:   660f21 CrossCountry
{{Dutchflyer colour}} Sample:   cc5500 Dutchflyer (operated by Abellio Greater Anglia)
{{EMT colour}} Sample:   ffa500 East Midlands Trains
{{FGW colour}} Sample:   0a493e Great Western Railway (train operating company) (including Night Riviera sub-brand)
{{HT color}} Sample:   de005c First Hull Trains
{{FTPX colour}} Sample:   010385 TransPennine Express
{{TL color}} Sample:   e9438d Govia Thameslink Railway
{{GrandCentral colour}} Sample:   2c3838 Grand Central Railway
{{HeathCon colour}} Sample:   f78f1e Heathrow Connect
{{HeathExp colour}} Sample:   532e63 Heathrow Express
{{ILT colour}} Sample:   1e90ff Island Line Trains (sub brand of South West Trains)
{{LM colour}} Sample:   76b41f London Midland
{{LOG color}} Sample:   ef7b10 London Overground
{{Merseyrail colour}} Sample:   fff200 Merseyrail
{{Merseyrail colour|City}} Sample:   ee1c25 City Line (Merseyrail)
{{Merseyrail colour|Northern}} Sample:   0266b2 Northern Line (Merseyrail)
{{Merseyrail colour|Wirral}} Sample:   00a94f Wirral Line
{{Temporary rail colour|0072bc}} Sample:   0072bc NI Railways
{{Northern colour}} Sample:   262262 Northern Rail
{{Southern color}} Sample:   8cc63e Southern (train operating company)
{{National Rail colour|Southeastern}} Sample:   00afe8 Southeastern (train operating company)
{{SWT colour}} Sample:   ee1c23 South West Trains
{{StanExp colour}} Sample:   6b717a Stansted Express (sub-brand of Abellio Greater Anglia)
{{VWC colour}} Sample:   ff0000 Virgin Trains
{{VTEC colour}} Sample:   d70e35 Virgin Trains East Coast

Open access, etc[edit]

{{National Rail colour|Eurostar}} Sample:   ffd700 Eurostar
{{National Rail colour|First Hull Trains}} Sample:   de005c First Hull Trains
{{National Rail colour|Grand Central}} Sample:   2c3838 Grand Central Railway
{{HeathCon colour}} Sample:   f78f1e Heathrow Connect
{{HeathExp colour}} Sample:   532e63 Heathrow Express
{{Temporary rail colour|cc0033}} Sample:   cc0033 North Yorkshire Moors Railway
{{National Rail colour|Victa Westlink Rail}} Sample:   add8e6 Victa Westlink Rail
{{National Rail colour|VSOE}} Sample:   000062 Venice Simplon Orient Express
{{National Rail colour|West Coast Railway Company}} Sample:   800000 West Coast Railway Company

Northern Ireland[edit]

{{Temporary rail colour|355e3b}} Sample:   355e3b Enterprise (train service) (operated by NI Railways and Irish Rail)
{{NIRColor}} Sample:   0072bc Northern Ireland Railways
{{NIRColor|Bangor}} Sample:   f7bf56 Belfast-Bangor railway line
{{NIRColor|Derry}} Sample:   009bdc Belfast-Derry railway line
{{NIRColor|Dublin}} Sample:   7e6e88 Belfast-Dublin railway line
{{NIRColor|Larne}} Sample:   d85054 Belfast-Larne railway line
{{NIRColor|Newry}} Sample:   61b86a Belfast-Newry railway line
{{NIRColor|Coleraine}} Sample:   3f5ba0 Coleraine-Portrush railway line
{{NIRColor|UTA}} Sample:   b7410e Ulster Transport Authority

Future UK TOCs[edit]

none at present

Heritage[edit]

{{Heritage colour}} Sample:   000000 Heritage railway

Defunct UK train operating companies (post privatisation)[edit]

{{Anglia colour}} Sample:   2e8b57 Anglia Railways
{{Temporary rail colour|00bb00}} Sample:   00bb00 Central Trains
{{Temporary rail colour|00bb00}} Sample:   00bb00 Central Citylink (sub brand of Central Trains)
{{East Coast colour}} Sample:   8e187c East Coast (train operating company)
{{Temporary rail colour|893003}} Sample:   893003 English, Welsh and Scottish Railway
{{FCC colour}} Sample:   f400a1 First Capital Connect
{{Temporary rail colour|010385}} Sample:   010385 First Great Western
{{Temporary rail colour|00A54F}} Sample:   00A54F First Great Western Link
{{First ScotRail colour}} Sample:   ff80c0 First ScotRail
{{Temporary rail colour|990000}} Sample:   990000 Great North Eastern Railway
{{Temporary rail colour|1e90ff}} Sample:   1e90ff Island Line (train operating company)
{{Temporary rail colour|008080}} Sample:   008080 Midland Mainline
{{Temporary rail colour|305E7F}} Sample:   305E7F National Express East Anglia
{{Temporary rail colour|88807D}} Sample:   88807D National Express East Coast
{{Temporary rail colour|516A7F}} Sample:   516A7F One (train operating company)
{{Temporary rail colour|012385}} Sample:   012385 Silverlink (Silverlink Metro sub-brand)
{{Temporary rail colour|70bc1f}} Sample:   70bc1f Silverlink (Silverlink County sub-brand)
{{Temporary rail colour|0072BC}} Sample:   0072BC Thameslink (train operating company 1997–2006)
{{Temporary rail colour|ff0000}} Sample:   ff0000 Virgin CrossCountry
{{WW colour}} Sample:   888888 Wales and West
{{Wessex colour}} Sample:   aa3366 Wessex Trains
{{Temporary rail colour|6c2d7e}} Sample:   6c2d7e West Anglia Great Northern
{{WrexSalop colour}} Sample:   696969 Wrexham & Shropshire

Open access, etc.[edit]

{{WrexSalop colour}} Sample:   696969 Wrexham, Shropshire and Marylebone Railway

Historic[edit]

Pre-grouping (pre-1923)[edit]

Template Swatch Hex Code Company
{{AJR colour}} Sample:   964b00 Axholme Joint Railway
{{Barry colour}} Sample:   700012 Barry Railway
{{GWLNW colour}} Sample:   4b3423 Birkenhead Railway
{{Cambrian colour}} Sample:   55aa00 Cambrian Railways
{{GCR colour}} Sample:   006000 Great Central Railway
{{GER colour}} Sample:   002366 Great Eastern Railway
{{GNR colour}} Sample:   00a550 Great Northern Railway (Great Britain)
{{GNGE colour}} Sample:   00645b Great Northern and Great Eastern Joint Railway
{{GWGC colour}} Sample:   47640f Great Western and Great Central Joint Railway
{{LYR colour}} Sample:   964b00 Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
{{Temporary rail colour|964b00}} Sample:   964b00 Liverpool and Manchester Railway
{{LBSCR colour}} Sample:   cc7722 London, Brighton and South Coast Railway
{{LCDR colour}} Sample:   fecb09 London, Chatham and Dover Railway
{{LNWR colour}} Sample:   080028 London and North Western Railway
{{LSWR colour}} Sample:   cc9999 London and South Western Railway
{{MSJA colour}} Sample:   043014 Manchester, South Junction and Altrincham Railway
{{MCR colour}} Sample:   004400 Maryport and Carlisle Railway
{{MetRly colour}} Sample:   810541 Metropolitan Railway
{{MR colour}} Sample:   dc143c Midland Railway
{{MGNJ colour}} Sample:   e49b0f Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway
{{NSJ colour}} Sample:   725f3a Norfolk and Suffolk Joint Railway
{{MSWJ colour}} Sample:   654321 Midland and South Western Junction Railway
{{NER colour}} Sample:   964b00 North Eastern Railway (UK)
{{Temporary rail colour|000000}} Sample:   000000 North London Railway
{{NSR colour}} Sample:   a50002 North Staffordshire Railway
{{NUR colour}} Sample:   4f2514 North Union Railway
{{PWY colour}} Sample:   4f2514 Preston and Wyre Joint Railway
{{GWLNW colour}} Sample:   4b3423 Shrewsbury and Hereford Railway
{{GWLNW colour}} Sample:   4b3423 Shrewsbury and Wellington Joint Railway
{{GWLNW colour}} Sample:   4b3423 Shrewsbury and Welshpool Railway
{{SDJR colour}} Sample:   003153 Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway
{{SER colour}} Sample:   fecb09 South Eastern Railway, UK
{{SECR colour}} Sample:   fecb09 South Eastern and Chatham Railway
{{Temporary rail colour|330033}} Sample:   330033 South Staffordshire Railway
{{SMJ colour}} Sample:   960018 Stratford-upon-Avon and Midland Junction Railway
{{TVR colour}} Sample:   0000c0 Taff Vale Railway
{{WirralRly colour}} Sample:   008800 Wirral Railway
{{Temporary rail colour|ffff00}} Sample:   ffff00 York and North Midland Railway

Scotland[edit]

Template Swatch Hex Code Company Description
{{Caledonian colour}} Sample:   496799 Caledonian Railway Caledonian Blue
{{Caledonian light}} Sample:   6b89bb Caledonian Railway
{{G&SW colour}} Sample:   66ba5a Glasgow and South Western Railway light olive green
{{G&SW light}} Sample:   88dc7c Glasgow and South Western Railway
{{GNoSR colour}} Sample:   ffe02b Great North of Scotland Railway dark yellow
{{GNoSR light}} Sample:   fff24d Great North of Scotland Railway
{{HR colour}} Sample:   ffff00 Highland Railway yellow
{{HR light}} Sample:   eeee00 Highland Railway
{{NBR colour}} Sample:   8f691e North British Railway French mustard
{{NBR light}} Sample:   af8b3f North British Railway
{{CR-NBR-Jt colour}} Sample:   556920 CR & NBR Joint dark olive green
{{CR-NBR-Jt light}} Sample:   778b42 CR & NBR Joint
{{CR-GSW-Jt colour}} Sample:   517a6a CR & G&SWR Joint dark sea foam green
{{CR-GSW-Jt light}} Sample:   739c8c CR & G&SWR Joint
  • light colours are to be used a background to the company name in succession templates. With the exception of {{HR light}}, the light code has been derived by adding 2 to each digit of the code (to a maximum of "f").

Big four (1923–1948)[edit]

Template Swatch Hex Code Company
{{Temporary rail colour|004400}} Sample:   004400 Great Western Railway
{{GWR colour}} Sample:   8f691e Great Western Railway
{{LMS colour}} Sample:   af1e2d London Midland and Scottish Railway
{{LNER colour}} Sample:   99cc67 London and North Eastern Railway
{{SR colour}} Sample:   008000 Southern Railway (Great Britain)
{{Temporary rail colour|ff7518}} Sample:   ff7518 Southern Railway (Great Britain)

BR regional era (1948–1982)[edit]

Template Swatch Hex Code Region
{{BR(E) colour}} Sample:   0505c2 Eastern Region of British Railways
{{BR(LM) colour}} Sample:   ba0003 London Midland Region (British Railways)
{{BR(NE) colour}} Sample:   ff9900 North Eastern Region of British Railways
{{BR(Sc) colour}} Sample:   0099ff Scottish Region of British Railways
{{BR(S) colour}} Sample:   10971e Southern Region of British Railways
{{BR(W) colour}} Sample:   783c1c Western Region of British Railways

BR sectorisation era (1982–1996)[edit]

Template Swatch Hex Code Sector
  none Sample:   InterCity
{{Temporary rail colour|00cccc}} Sample:   00cccc Regional Railways  ‘Provincial’ to 1989
{{NSE colour}} Sample:   cecece Network SouthEast ‘London & South East’ to 1986

Metros/tramways/underground/ferries[edit]

London[edit]

London Underground[edit]

{{LUL colour|Bakerloo}} Sample:   b26300 Bakerloo Line
{{LUL colour|Central}} Sample:   dc241f Central Line
{{LUL colour|Circle}} Sample:   ffd329 Circle Line (London Underground)
{{LUL colour|District}} Sample:   007d32 District Line
{{LUL colour|East London}} Sample:   ef7b10 East London Line
{{LUL colour|Hammersmith & City}} Sample:   f4a9be Hammersmith & City Line
{{LUL colour|Jubilee}} Sample:   a1a5a7 Jubilee Line
{{LUL colour|Metropolitan}} Sample:   9b0058 Metropolitan Line
{{LUL colour|Northern}} Sample:   000000 Northern Line
{{LUL colour|Piccadilly}} Sample:   0019a8 Piccadilly Line
{{LUL colour|Victoria}} Sample:   0098d8 Victoria Line
{{LUL colour|Waterloo & City}} Sample:   93ceba Waterloo & City Line

Other London[edit]

{{DLR color}} Sample:   00afad Docklands Light Railway
{{LOG color}} Sample:   ef7b10 London Overground
{{Tramlink color}} Sample:   00bd19 Tramlink
{{Tramlink color|1}} Sample:   c1d72e Tramlink route 1
{{Tramlink color|2}} Sample:   c1d72e Tramlink route 2
{{Tramlink color|3}} Sample:   7cc242 Tramlink route 3
{{Tramlink color|4}} Sample:   3b7224 Tramlink route 4
{{LUL colour|River}} Sample:   00a0e2 London River Services
{{Temporary rail colour|e75480}} Sample:   e75480 Catamaran Cruisers
{{Temporary rail colour|00ff00}} Sample:   00ff00 Thames Clipper Tate to Tate
{{Temporary rail colour|ff9600}} Sample:   ff9600 Thames Clipper London Eye to Tower
{{Temporary rail colour|007fff}} Sample:   007fff City Cruises Tower and Greenwich

Edinburgh[edit]

Commuter Lines[edit]

{{National Rail colour|First ScotRail|Edinburgh to Bathgate Line}} Sample:   f48328
{{National Rail colour|First ScotRail|Edinburgh Crossrail}} Sample:   f48328
{{National Rail colour|First ScotRail|Edinburgh to Dunblane Line}} Sample:   f491a8
{{National Rail colour|First ScotRail|Fife Circle Line}} Sample:   3a75c4
{{National Rail colour|First ScotRail|North Berwick Line}} Sample:   2e8b57
{{National Rail colour|First ScotRail|Shotts Line}} Sample:   ffe02b

Other[edit]

{{Temporary rail colour|b31b1b}} Sample:   b31b1b Edinburgh Trams

Glasgow[edit]

Commuter Lines[edit]
{{National Rail colour|First ScotRail|Argyle Line}} Sample:   77dd77
{{National Rail colour|First ScotRail|Ayrshire Coast Line}} Sample:   9966cc
{{National Rail colour|First ScotRail|Cathcart Circle Lines}} Sample:   ff0000
{{National Rail colour|First ScotRail|Croy Line}} Sample:   f491a8
{{National Rail colour|First ScotRail|Cumbernauld Line}} Sample:   cc5500
{{National Rail colour|First ScotRail|Inverclyde Line}} Sample:   2e8b57
{{National Rail colour|First ScotRail|Maryhill Line}} Sample:   cc5500
{{National Rail colour|First ScotRail|Motherwell to Cumbernauld Line}} Sample:   00cccc
{{National Rail colour|First ScotRail|North Clyde Line}} Sample:   3a75c4
{{National Rail colour|First ScotRail|Paisley Canal Line}} Sample:   949699
{{National Rail colour|First ScotRail|Shotts Line}} Sample:   ffe02b
{{National Rail colour|First ScotRail|Glasgow South Western Line}} Sample:   0095b6
{{National Rail colour|First ScotRail|Whifflet Line}} Sample:   ffe02b

Other[edit]

{{Temporary rail colour|ffa500}} Sample:   ffa500 Glasgow Subway

Manchester Metrolink[edit]

{{MML color}} Sample:   ffdb4e Manchester Metrolink
{{MML color|Altrincham – Bury}} Sample:   f39200
{{MML color|Altrincham – Piccadilly}} Sample:   ea5045
{{MML color|Bury – Droylsden}} Sample:   40c8f4
{{MML color|Eccles – Piccadilly}} Sample:   f287b7
{{MML color|MediaCityUK – Cornbrook}} Sample:   ab7837
{{MML color|St Werburgh's Road – Rochdale Railway Station}} Sample:   9753a0

Nottingham[edit]

{{Temporary rail colour|01796f}} Sample:   01796f Nottingham Express Transit

Sheffield[edit]

{{Sheffield Supertram colour}} Sample:   000000 Sheffield Supertram
{{Sheffield Supertram colour|Yellow}} Sample:   ecb739
{{Sheffield Supertram colour|Blue}} Sample:   2d83c0
{{Sheffield Supertram colour|Purple}} Sample:   5f195e

Tyne and Wear Metro[edit]

{{TWM color}} Sample:   000000 Tyne and Wear Metro
{{TWM color|Green}} Sample:   5bac26
{{TWM color|Yellow}} Sample:   fabb00

West Midlands[edit]

{{Midland-Metro-colour}} Sample:   cc0099 Midland Metro
{{Midland-Metro-colour|1}} Sample:   cc0099
{{Midland-Metro-colour|2}} Sample:   cc0099

Fictional[edit]

{{Temporary rail colour|8b00ff}} Sample:   8b00ff Hogwarts Express