Abellio franchise locations map

The Abellio Group is a key player in the UK rail market, with a number of train operating companies (TOCs) delivering hundreds of thousands of rail services every day across England and Scotland.

We are currently investing £3 billion into new trains as part of our commitment to making journeys easier for all our passengers every day, ensuring both a more pleasant dwell time and customer experience.

Key facts about the Abellio Group

  • Over 14,000 employees across England and Scotland
  • 6,000 train journeys every day
  • c700,000 rail commuters daily during the working week
  • Over 700 stations across England and Scotland

Read on to discover more about our train operating companies and their areas.

Franchise Trains Stations Footfall (annual) Commuters (daily)
ScotRail 823 358 95m 236,000
Merseyrail 59 65 43m 20,000
Greater Anglia & Stansted Express 1,000 132 82m 237,000
West Midlands Railway &
London Northwestern Railway
600 146 75m 200,000
Total 2,482 702 295m 693,000

The franchises


Stations: 358
Trains: 823 - delivering 2,300 intercity, regional and suburban rail services a day
236,000 daily commuters

Abellio were awarded the ScotRail franchise in 2015. The ScotRail network is vital to Scotland's communities and to the country's booming tourist industry.

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Stations: 65
Trains: 59 - delivering 800 services per day
Passengers: 20,000 daily commuters

Merseyrail is a 50:50 joint venture between Abellio UK and Serco.

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Greater Anglia

Stations: 132
Trains: 970
Passengers: 237,000 daily commuters

Around 3.3 million journeys are made through Greater Anglia's stations each week and we are responsible for 8% of all daily rail journeys in the UK.

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Stansted Express

Stations: 6
Trains: 30
Passengers: 14 million passenger journeys each year

Stansted Express services provide the fastest way between Stansted Airport and London Liverpool Street. With a service every 15 minutes this is the preferred route for business and leisure passengers served by the airport.

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West Midlands Trains

Stations: 146
Trains: 600 - delivering 1,300 services a day
Passengers: 200,000 daily commuters

West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway are both operated by Abellio UK as part of West Midlands Trains, which we run as a joint venture with East Japan Railway Company and Mitsui & Co.

West Midlands Railway

London Northwestern Railway

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