A story of success
Abellio UK won its first contract in 2003, when we started running services for Merseyrail. As part of the global Abellio brand, which is owned by parent company Nederlandse Spoorwegen, we had the benefit of 175 years of experience. Now we've grown to become the second biggest transport operator in the UK, and a leading voice in our industry.
Following on from the outstanding success of our work with Merseyrail, which is now one of the most punctual and reliable railway networks in the country, we've expanded our operations to include three more of the UK's busiest rail networks – Greater Anglia, ScotRail, and West Midlands Trains – and Abellio London Bus, which runs 59 routes every day in Central, South & West London.
To put it into numbers, Abellio UK operates a total of around 6,000 train services every day, providing a quick, comfortable, and secure journey for almost 900,000 customers across the country. To make sure that our trains and buses are safe and secure, and to provide customers with the best possible service, we employ close to 14,400 people.
With headquarters in Glasgow and an office in London, Abellio UK is perfectly positioned to build partnerships and collaborate with other industry leaders like Serco, JR East, and Mitsui & Co, as well as Network Rail and the Office for Rail and Road. From our offices we can access all of our operating companies, as well as stakeholders and influencers who can help us change the industry for the better. They're also the home of the Abellio Corporate Travel Team and Abellio Event Connect.
Abellio UK has been providing easier journeys for our customers for more than a decade, and we will continue to be a force for prosperity in the UK, bringing innovation and investment to our communities.