Arriva Trains Wales

The Arriva Trains Wales network extends throughout Wales and the border counties of England, providing local and long distance services to major destinations such as Swansea, Cardiff, Newport, Birmingham, Chester and Manchester.


The CrossCountry network is the most extensive passenger rail franchise in Britain. Stretching from Aberdeen to Penzance, Bournemouth to Manchester and from Stansted to Cardiff, it calls at over 100 stations. Based in Birmingham, CrossCountry connects seven of the Britain’s 10 largest cities and delivers 297 services every weekday, equating to some 37 million passenger journeys a year.

East Midlands Trains

Part of the Stagecoach Group, East Midlands Trains was established in November 2007 when it was awarded the East Midlands rail franchise, which merged the previous Midland Mainline and Central Trains franchises.
East Midlands Trains operates a fleet of 88 trains and manages 87 stations, including the major stations of Sheffield, Derby, Nottingham, Leicester and Lincoln, to deliver 473 train services per day, transporting over 66,000 passengers per day, employing around 2,100 people.


Merseyrail is an urban network of vital importance to the transport infrastructure of Liverpool and its environs, operating on the Wirral and Northern Lines within Merseyside. It is one of the most punctual and reliable railway networks in the UK, with consistently high scores for customer satisfaction.

South West Trains

South West Trains operates around 1,600 trains a day on a network in the South and South West England. We serve more than 200 stations and employ around 4,500 people. The South West Trains network includes routes through Hampshire, Surrey, Dorset, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Devon, Somerset, and Greater London, serving a mixture of commuters and longer-distance travellers. London Waterloo is also home to London Underground, serving the Northern, Bakerloo, Waterloo & City and Jubilee lines. Passengers can also connect easily to London Waterloo East for onward travel to Kent, south-east London and East Sussex.

Northern Rail

Station to Station: This is something that Northern is really honoured to be involved with. Community rail is what makes Northern, Northern and amongst our 464 stations we have some truly inspirational groups who do marvellous things in their communities. Events take place right across the business throughout the year, from Santa specials; to sausage sizzerlers they are all fun and all unique. But the idea of tying the groups together with a series of events over a single weekend is terrific. Couple that with the celebration of our Queen’s birthday (someone who makes Britain, Britain) means that these events will be far more than the sum of their parts.

Virgin East Coast

Virgin Trains East Coast is the brand name of InterCity Railways Ltd (ICR), which is owned by Stagecoach Group (90%) and Virgin Group (10%). Virgin Trains East Coast began operating services on the East Coast Main Line on Sunday 1 March 2015, serving key UK cities including London, Peterborough, Doncaster, Leeds, York, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Inverness.

Virgin West Coast

Hello, we’re Virgin Trains. We’re on a mission to make every second you spend with us awesome. If you’re travelling for work, we’re the business. Want a family away with family or friends? We’ll take you and the gang to some of the UK’s most iconic destinations, and we’ll take you there in style. Our lovely staff make train travel something you actually look forward to; helping you to arrive relaxed, refreshed (with our own, specially-brewed beer and cider) and ready for action.


We operate the Gatwick Express, Great Northern, Southern and Thameslink rail services for commuter, business and leisure passengers. Every day we run over 3,200 services across the South East of England into and through central London and on to Luton, Bedford, Peterborough and Kings Lynn.

London Midland

We’ve come a long way since we started operating our franchise in 2007. Passenger journeys have grown by almost 40% to 65 million per year; £400 million has been invested in new trains, stations and services; and customer satisfaction has risen over three consecutive National Rail Passenger Surveys.

Seaton Tramway

Seaton Tramway operates narrow gauge heritage trams between Seaton, Colyford and Colyton in East Devon’s glorious Axe Valley.

Grand Central

Grand Central is an open-access passenger train operator, which means we do not receive subsidy from, or pay any premium to the Department for Transport. We carry passengers from London Kings Cross to York and the North East and to Doncaster and West Yorkshire.

Chiltern Railway

Chiltern Railways operates services from London Marylebone to destinations in Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire and the West Midlands. Services are now running from Oxford Parkway to London Marylebone and will launch from Oxford in December 2016.

TransPennine Express

TransPennine Express’ is an intercity rail provider with a vision to Take the North Further. We will deliver an investment of over £500m in the next seven years that will transform travel and customer experience across the North and into Scotland. By 2020 we will have introduced 220 brand new state of the art carriages, will provide new routes and services and will increase capacity by over 80 per cent on a seven day a weekend timetable.

The Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway

The Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway runs 4&1/2 miles between Bolton Abbey and Embsay stations built 1888 and has aspirations to eventually extend a further 2 miles to the historic market town of Skipton reconnecting to the national network at Skipton Station.
Bolton Abbey Station has many royal connections having welcomed the royal train carrying on many occasions.
During the event the stations will be dressed with bunting and union flags as if a royal visit was expected

Keighley and Worth

The KWVR is operated almost entirely by unpaid volunteers running steam and diesel trains at weekends throughout the year and daily at holiday times for nearly five miles through ‘Bronte Country’ from Keighley to Oakworth, Haworth and Oxenhope. It was the first complete standard gauge branch line to be re-opened by enthusiasts in the UK and has been the location for The Railway Children and many more films and television series.

Great Northern

We operate the Gatwick Express, Great Northern, Southern and Thameslink rail services for commuter, business and leisure passengers. Every day we run over 3,200 services across the South East of England into and through central London and on to Luton, Bedford, Peterborough and Kings Lynn.

Abellio ScotRail

Abellio ScotRail is working to transform rail travel across Scotland.
We’ve put together a clear plan to make sure your journeys are fast, reliable and easy – not just when travelling on the train, but throughout your entire trip from door to door. In short, we have re-thought the ScotRail service to make sure it reflects the way you want to live. You’ve told us about travelling to work, on business, visiting friends and family and enjoying the great outdoors, so whatever journey you’re taking, we can make it better for you.