Contact: David Jordan, Chief Operating Officer
Angel Trains is one of the UK’s leading train asset management companies, with over 4,500 train carriages under active management. Based in both London and Derby (England), Angel Trains leases passenger rolling stock to almost all of the UK’s train operators. Angel Trains was formed as a Rolling Stock Company (ROSCO) in 1994 when British Railways was privatised. Since privatisation, Angel Trains have invested over £5bn (€6bn) in new rolling stock and refurbishment projects. Angel Trains employs a cradle-to-grave asset management model, ensuring that the fleets deliver their full potential throughout the whole asset lifecycle. This process is supported by over 130 people, of which almost half are qualified engineers.
Contact: Matthias Müller, Managing Director FlixTrain
FlixMobility is a young mobility provider, offering new alternatives for convenient, affordable and environmentally-friendly travel through FlixBus and FlixTrain. We’ve launched the first green long-distance trains in Germany in 2018, with the objective of offering the service in other EU countries following the expected opening of the European rail market. FlixMobility has changed the way over 100 million people have traveled throughout Europe and created thousands of new jobs in the mobility industry.
Contact: François Coart, Rail and Intermodal Development Director
Getlink is developing a long-term growth strategy of its activity by providing its customers with high value-added solutions and a unique transport experience across all its subsidiaries. Building on its Franco-British roots and its unique skills, Getlink seeks to operate its business and improve its performance with a perspective of corporate social responsibility.
Contact: Chris Peaker, Director – Rail Development
Go-Ahead is an international transport group and one of the UK's leading public transport providers. We place great importance on partnership and adopting a collaborative approach with governments, local communities and strategic partners. We develop and operate services that create long term value for all of us. We are committed to providing our communities with affordable and reliable access to employment, education and leisure activities. Go-Ahead operates one of the busiest UK rail companies which provides around 25% of heavy rail services and internationally, operates rail contracts in Germany and Norway. We also operate bus services across the UK, as well as in Ireland and Singapore. We are the largest operator of bus services in London. Outside the capital, our regional buses account for about 11% of the UK market. Our commitment to our customers and our people is central to everything we do. We employ over 25,000 people who work hard to deliver safe, reliable and value for money services for our passengers.
Contact: Federico Meda, Italo Chief Industrial Development Officer
Italo is EU’s first private high speed rail operator. Founded in 2006, after the liberalization of Italian railway market, Italo started the commercial operations in 2012. Today, with its fleet of 47 last generation high speed trainsets, Italo operates more than 110 services per day, connecting more than 30 cities and 40 stations. Italo offers journeys that are rich in entertainment experiences and that provide tailored services, with maximum comfort, designed for the needs of all kinds of travellers. In 2019, more than 20 million passengers travelled with Italo.
Contact: Jakub Svoboda, CEO
Leo Express is a private transport group conducting train and bus transport. It started its activities in 2012 on backbone lines in the Czech Republic. Since 2014 it is active also in Slovakia and since 2018 in Poland. In 2017, Leo Express took over the German company Locomore and resumed its operation on the Berlin – Stuttgart route together with the company FlixMobility, becoming the second largest commercial passenger carrier on the German rail. Leo Express is the first Czech carrier to operate a rail connection outside the Czech Republic and Slovakia. In July 2018 it started operations on the Prague – Krakow railway route, becoming the first passenger commercial carrier on the Polish rail. Since December 2019, Leo Express operates regional connections in the Pardubice Region in the public service obligation and a fast train between Prague and Wroclaw, Poland. This year, the company plans to deploy new Sirius trains for which it is the author of the design.
Contact: Erik Hellners, General Counsel MTR Nordic Group
MTR Nordic is a wholly-owned subsidiary of MTR Corporation Ltd (UK), which is based in London and is part of the global MTR Group. MTR Nordic Group includes seven companies: MTR Tunnelbanan, MTR Tech, MTRX, MTR Pendeltågen, MTR Facility Management, MTR Mälartåg and MTR Nordic, the Nordic parent company. MTR Nordics’ combined workforce is approximately 6000 staff, ensuring that more than one million journeys can be completed on metro lines and commuter trains in Stockholm , as well as regional trains in Mälardalen every day. MTR has operated the Stockholm metro since 2009, commuter trains in Stockholm since 2016, and Mälartåg since 2021. MTRX is an open access operator primarily between Stockholm and Gothenburg and has been the most punctual operator of all train operators and airlines on the route for three consecutive years. The start of MTRX has created competition on the route with improved service, higher punctuality, lower prices, and an increased number of departures. The positive development has boosted sustainable travel and has been essential to driving the shift from air to rail in the Swedish travel market.
Contact: Ian Chaplin, Senior Advisor at Omio
Omio is a travel app and platform that allows people to find and book trains, buses and flights in one place. Partnering with over 800 transport operators across Europe, the USA and Canada, Omio is revolutionising the travel planning experience, providing customers with more choice, transparent pricing and easier booking. Omio lets travellers search for any location, including cities, towns and villages, showing the best possible transport combinations while eliminating the need to visit multiple websites to plan an entire trip. The travel start-up was founded as GoEuro in 2013 and rebranded to become Omio in 2019. Headquartered in Berlin, Germany, its most recent funding round, totalling $150 million and led by Kinnevik AB, Temasek and Hillhouse, was announced in October 2018. Omio is a brand of GoEuro Corp.
Contact: Alexandra Debaisieux, Deputy Director at Railcoop
Not-for-profit co-operative Railcoop aims to restore abandoned rail lines and thus make rail transport more sustainable (by reducing the carbon footprint of mobility) but also socially inclusive and interconnected. Today, Railcoop has more than 7000 members in France and abroad: citizens but also companies, associations and local authorities sharing the same goal: reshape rail services to meet people’s needs.
Contact: Michał Plaza, Operations coordinator
RegioJet is a leading long distance private bus and train operator in Central Europe, mainly in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Germany and Hungary. RegioJet's railway network connects Vienna, Ostrava, Košice, Prague and Bratislava through its northern and southern line. It also has a wide network of bus lines across Europe (operated by STUDENT AGENCY under the RegioJet brand). Under PSO contracts, RegioJet operate inter-regional trains connecting the second and third largest cities in the Czech Republic - Brno and Ostrava, as well as regional trains in Ústí nad Labem Region. In summer 2020, RegioJet successfully launched a direct season night train connection from the Czech Republic and Slovakia to Croatia (Rijeka/Split).
Contact: Contact Person: Emma Knight, Group Head of Media & Public Affairs
Stagecoach is one of Britain's leading public transport businesses, helping connect communities for 40 years. Our team of 24,000 people and 8,300 vehicles are part of the fabric of daily life across the UK. We have more than two decades' experience of successfully operating some of the busiest and most important rail businesses in the UK. Stagecoach operated the first privatised rail services in 1996 and worked in partnership with Virgin to jointly run train services on the West Coast inter-city rail franchise. Our impact is about far more than transport - we support the economy, help cut road congestion, protect our environment and air quality, boost safety on our roads, and contribute to a healthier nation.
Contact: Mihai Chirca, Head of European Affairs
Transdev provides 11 million passenger trips every day around the world thanks to efficient, innovative and sustainable transportation solutions. Transdev is a major player in the rail sector for more than 20 years and has solid references with 34 networks managed in 5 countries around the world. Transdev is the first private operator in Germany and also runs trains in the Netherlands and Sweden in Europe, as well as in New Zealand. Transdev has a wide range of operations: international and regional long-distance lines, suburban or rural services, tourist lines and night trains.
Contact: Erich Forster
Competing with the state incumbent, WESTbahn endeavors to offer better quality on track between Vienna and Salzburg. Our passengers particularly appreciate our friendly stewards who care for them during their journey. WESTbahn´s well-equipped Stadler trains guarantee a relaxed and safe journey with exceptionally high punctuality. Since our operational start in December 2011, WESTbahn has become an integral part of Austrian railway transport. Founded within the framework of railway liberalization in the European Union, we are committed to our high quality standards: On every journey, every day.
European Sleeper, Co-Founder and Managing Director
Contact: Elmer van Buuren
Save A Train
Contact: Rene de Groot
Save A Train is a category-defining startup that is digitising and simplifying train travel globally with its Rail API. Save A Train built a comprehensive technology stack to facilitate search/book/settlement for train ticketing worldwide to the largest B2B partners in the world.
Contact: András Szigeti, Managing Director
Our company was established in February 2014 in order to provide high-quality services in the areas of railway logistics, tourism, and passenger services Uniquely among Hungarian private railway companies Continental Railway Solution Ltd. has a license for operating passenger trains besides of freight transport. We also offer premium charter train services, luxury excursions, and tailor-made rail tours in Hungary and Central Europe with our luxury train, Continental Classic Express, train de luxe. Our unique premium class train, Continental Classic Express, train de luxe will bring you a new experience, offering the elegance and atmosphere of the golden age of rail travel from the 1960's. The well trained, professional and experienced members of our staff are at your service at any time.