Train companies

ATOC brings together the train companies that serve the length and breadth of the UK, to preserve and enhance the benefits for passengers of Britain’s national rail network.

You can find out more about these companies by using the links on this page. Information includes route maps, details of their operating company and owning group, and the length of their franchise.

For an overview of all UK rail routes, please download the National Rail network map.

Abellio Greater Anglia logo  

Abellio Greater Anglia

Abellio Greater Anglia operates mainline trains between London, Colchester, Ipswich and Norwich, as well as local trains across Norfolk, Suffolk and parts of Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire.

More about Abellio Greater Anglia

Arriva Trains Wales logo  

Arriva Trains Wales

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.

More about Arriva Trains Wales

c2c logo  


c2c operates an intensive, mainly commuter, service into London Fenchurch Street from south east Essex.

More about c2c

Caledonian Sleeper logo  

Caledonian Sleeper

The Caledonian Sleeper Highland route runs to Fort William, Inverness, and Aberdeen. The Caledonian Sleeper Lowland route runs from London Euston to Glasgow Central or Edinburgh Waverley.

More about Caledonian Sleeper

Chiltern Railways logo  

Chiltern Railways

Chiltern Railways operates passenger train services throughout the M40 corridor between Birmingham and London. Their passengers are a mix of commuters, business and leisure travellers.

More about Chiltern Railways

CrossCountry logo  


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.

More about CrossCountry

East Midlands Trains logo  

East Midlands Trains

East Midlands Trains operates train services between London, the East Midlands and Yorkshire (Leicester, Nottingham, Derby, Sheffield, Leeds) and central England services groups linking Nottingham, Derby, Worksop, Lincoln, Cleethorpes, Skegness, Leicester and Cambridge.

More about East Midlands Trains

Eurostar logo  


Eurostar operates high speed international train services between London, Brussels, Paris (centre and Disneyland Paris), the Alps and Rhone Valley.

More about Eurostar


First Great Western > Great Western Railway from 20 Sept 2015

First Hull Trains logo  

First Hull Trains

First Hull Trains is a open access operator and provides a limited number of through trains between London Kings Cross and Hull.

More about First Hull Trains

Gatwick Express logo  

Gatwick Express

Gatwick Express is operated by Southern Railways and runs non-stop between Gatwick Airport and London Victoria every 15 minutes.

More about Gatwick Express

Grand Central logo  

Grand Central

Grand Central is an open access operator which provides direct high speed train services between London Kings Cross and Sunderland.

More about Grand Central


Great Northern

Great Northern operates train services between London King's Cross and Peterborough, Cambridge and King's Lynn; and services between Moorgate and Welwyn Garden City, Stevenage and Letchworth Garden City.

More about Great Northern


Great Western Railway (from 20 Sept 2015)

Great Western Railway operates high-speed train services between London Paddington, South Wales, the Cotswolds and the West Country.

More about Great Western Railway

Heathrow Express logo  

Heathrow Express

Heathrow Express operates dedicated high speed services between London Paddington and Heathrow Airport.

More about Heathrow Express

London Midland logo  

London Midland

London Midland operates express services between London Euston, Milton Keynes and Birmingham New Street (via Northampton).

More about London Midland

London Overground (LOROL) logo  

London Overground (LOROL)

London Overground operates services between Richmond and Stratford via Willesden Junction, together with the Willesden Junction/Clapham Junction and Gospel Oak/Barking lines.

More about London Overground

Merseyrail logo  


Merseyrail provides services between Liverpool and Southport, Ormskirk, Kirby, Hunts Cross, New Brighton, West Kirby, Chester and Ellesmere Port.

More about Merseyrail

Northern Rail logo  


Northern operates a range of inter-urban, commuter and rural services throughout the North of England.

More about Northern



ScotRail provides 95% of all passenger rail services within Scotland and has services to Carlisle and Newcastle.

More about ScotRail

Southeastern logo



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.

More about Southeastern

Southern logo  


Southern operates predominantly commuter services between London, Surrey and Sussex, as well as services to Gatwick and Brighton, and South Coast services.

More about Southern

South West Trains logo  

South West Trains

South West Trains operates trains from London Waterloo to Woking, Basingstoke, Southampton, Portsmouth, Exeter, Reading, Bournemouth.

More about South West Trains


TfL Rail

TfL Rail runs the East Anglian metro service into London, covering Ilford, Romford and Shenfield

More about TFL Rail

thameslink logo  


Thameslink operates train services between Bedford and Brighton; and the Luton, St Albans, Sutton and Wimbledon loop.

More about Thameslink

TransPennine Express logo  

TransPennine Express

TransPennine Express operates predominantly long distance inter-urban services linking major centres of population across both North East and North West England.

More about TransPennine Express

Virgin Trains logo  

Virgin Trains

Virgin Trains operates services between Glasgow, North West England, North Wales, the West Midlands and London, and also between Birmingham and Glasgow/ Edinburgh.

More about Virgin Trains


Virgin Trains East Coast

Virgin Trains East Coast operates long distance train services along the East Coast Main Line, linking London King's Cross, the East Midlands, Yorkshire and Humberside, North East England and Scotland.

More about Virgin Trains East Coast