About us

DOHL maintains the continuity of passenger rail services if a passenger rail franchise terminates and is not immediately replaced.

DfT OLR Holdings Limited (DOHL) was established by the UK Government’s Department for Transport. DOHL fulfils the Secretary of State for Transport’s requirements under Section 30 of the Railways Act to maintain the continuity of passenger rail services if a passenger rail franchise terminates and is not immediately replaced.

DOHL is committed to working closely with all aspects of the rail industry to ensure the continued provision of critical passenger rail services.

On 24 June 2018, DOHL took on the running of the East Coast Main Line, through a wholly owned subsidiary, London North Eastern Railway (LNER).