UK Train Operating Companies

There are 24 train companies that serve the length and breadth of the UK, operating nearly 20,000 passenger services a day, with 4,000 trains serving over 2,500 stations.

 

Arriva Trainsc2c TrainsChiltern RailwaysCrosscountry TrainsEastcoast Trains

East Midlands TrainsEurstar TrainsFirst Capital Connect   First Great Western First Hull Trains

Gatwick ExpressIsland Line TrainsGrand Central RailwayGreater Anglia TrainsHeathrow Connect

Heathrow ExpressLondon Midland TrainsMerseyrailNorthern RailwaysScotrail

Rail and Sailsoutheastern RailSouthern RailEurotunnel Trains

London OvergroundSouthwest TrainsStansted ExpressVirgin TrainsTranspennine Express

 

For detailed information on a specific TOC click on the relevant train company logo above.

 

             
 

Directory of British Rail Operators

RAILSAVER finds you the cheapest available train ticket price and securely books your train tickets in a few quick easy steps on all 24 passenger rail services, officially referred to as "train operating companies" or TOCs, in the United Kingdom.

You can find information about them and their respective rail operations below:-

 

  • Arriva Trains Wales operates a mix of long distance, regional and local rural services in Wales, including the Valley Lines network of services around Cardiff, and also in the English border counties and to Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham.....
  • c2c Trains operates an intensive, mainly commuter, service into London Fenchurch Street from south east Essex....
  • Chiltern Railways operate passenger train services throughout the M40 corridor between Birmingham and London. Their passengers are a mix of commuters, business and leisure travellers....
  • CrossCountry operates a network of long distance services between Scotland and the North East England through to the South West of England and Bournemouth. Services also operate between: Birmingham, Leicester and Stansted Airport, Cardiff, Birmingham and Nottingham....
  • East Coast operates 135 weekday long distance train services along the East Coast Main Line, linking London King's Cross, the East Midlands, Yorkshire, Humberside, North East England and Scotland....
  • East Midlands Trains run trains to and from London East Midlands Trains operates train services between London, the East Midlands and Yorkshire (Leicester/Nottingham/Derby/Sheffield/Leeds) and all the central England services groups linking Nottingham / Derby / Worksop / Lincoln / Cleethorpes / Skegness / Leicester and Cambridge....
  • Eurostar operates high speed international train services between London/Brussels/Paris (centre and Disneyland Paris), the Alps and Rhone Valley....
  • First Capital Connect (FCC) operates trains on the Thameslink route between Bedford and Brighton via central London and the Sutton and Wimbledon Loop....
  • First Great Western (FGW) operates high-speed train services between London Paddington, South Wales, the Cotswolds and the West Country. These trains serve a mix of commuting, business and leisure customers....
  • Hull Trains is a open access operator and provides a limited number of through trains between London Kings Cross and Hull....
  • First TransPennine Express operate predominantly long distance inter-urban services linking major centres of population across both North East and North West England....
  • Grand Central is an open access operator which provides direct high speed train services between London King’s Cross and Sunderland....
  • Greater Anglia operates main line trains between London, Colchester, Ipswich and Norwich and local trains across Norfolk, Suffolk and parts of Cambridgeshire....
  • Heathrow Express operates dedicated high speed services between London Paddington and Heathrow Airport....
  • London Midland operates express services between London Euston, Milton Keynes and Birmingham New Street (via Northampton)....
  • London Overground operates services between Richmond and Stratford via Willesden Junction, together with the Willesden Junction/Clapham Junction and Gospel Oak/Barking lines....
  • Merseyrail provides services between Liverpool and Southport, Ormskirk, Kirby, Hunts Cross, New Brighton, West Kirby, Chester and Ellesmere Port....
  • Northern Rail operates a range of inter-urban, commuter and rural services throughout the North of England....
  • ScotRail provides 95% of all passenger rail services within Scotland and has services to Carlisle and Newcastle....
  • Southern operates predominantly commuter services between London, Surrey and Sussex, as well as services to Gatwick and Brighton, and South Coast services....
  • Southeastern operates all the services in the south east London suburbs, the whole of Kent and part of Sussex, which are primarily commuter services to/from central London....
  • South West Trains operates trains from London Waterloo to Woking, Basingstoke, Southampton, Portsmouth, Exeter, Reading, Bournemouth....
  • Virgin Trains operates services between Glasgow, North West England, North Wales, the West Midlands and London, and also between Birmingham and Glasgow/ Edinburgh....

 

Over the past 10 years the number of passenger kilometres travelled has increased by 40% to over 41.6bn - the highest figure since 1946!

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ATOC Train Oprating Companies

Arriva Trains

c2c Trains

Cross Country Trains

East Coast Railways

East Midlands Trains

SotRail Trains

Virgin Trains

 
             

   

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