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Train Operators

At redspottedhanky.com, you can buy cheap train tickets to travel on 28 different train operators across Great Britain. Find out more about each of the individual train operators.

Arriva Trains Wales

Serving the whole of Wales and the Welsh Marches, Arriva Trains Wales operates services to all major train stations in Wales, including Cardiff Central, Cardiff Queen Street, Newport and Swansea, as well as stations in England such as Birmingham and Manchester.

C2C Rail Limited

Connecting London with rail destinations in Essex and Southend-on-Sea, C2C Rail Limited operates services from Fenchurch Street station in London's West End to seaside destinations along the River Thames.

Chiltern Railways

Operating a number of services between the UK's major cities of London and Birmingham, Chiltern Railways carries passengers through historic 'Shakespeare country', making stops at Aylesbury Vale Parkway, High Wycombe, Warwick, Stratford-upon-Avon, Banbury, Leamington Spa and Solihull.

CrossCountry Trains

Covering around 1,400 miles and calling at over 100 stations from Aberdeen to Penzance, CrossCountry Trains is the most extensive rail network in the UK.

Docklands Light Railway

The automated Docklands Light Railway is an innovative railway service managed by Transport for London (TfL), which connects many areas of London to the redeveloped Docklands area.

East Coast trains

Operating up and down the East Coast route, East Coast trains runs 136 services each and every weekday. Weekends see the train service offering around 90 services on Saturdays and Sundays.

East Midlands Trains

As well as local trains serving the East Midlands and East England regions, East Midlands Trains also operates fast and frequent trains connecting London to cities such as Liverpool, Nottingham, Corby, Derby, York, Leeds and Sheffield in the north.

First Capital Connect

Connecting 15 stations across London as well as destinations further afield in the south of England, First Capital Connect operates frequent services out of the UK capital along the East Coast Main Line, stopping at Bedford and Brighton, as well as the Great Northern train line, which connects London stations to Cambridge, Peterborough and Kings Lynn.

First Great Western Trains

Operated by FirstGroup Plc, First Great Western has come to be associated with scenic journeys through the beautiful English countryside and trips to seaside resorts in the Cotswolds, Devon and Cornwall.

First Hull Trains

First Hull Trains operates long distance train services between London and Hull along the East Coast Main Line, providing a fast and convenient train service between the major cities of North East and South East England.

Gatwick Express

The Gatwick Express service has been connecting London to Gatwick Airport's Southern Terminal for over 25 years, with regular departures from Victoria Station.

Grand Central

Grand Central is a private rail operator providing services connecting London to North Yorkshire and the Durham Coastline.

Heathrow Connect

Heathrow Connect offers travellers a quick and easy way to get between London Paddington Station and Heathrow Airport to the west.

Heathrow Express

Heathrow Express operates a direct and quick rail link between London's Paddington Station and Heathrow Airport.

London Midland

Spanning the Midlands and North West England, London Midland rail services provide travel between London Euston and Liverpool Lime Street train stations.

London Overground

Just as vital for connecting the UK capital as the iconic London Underground, the London Overground serves to connect disparate areas of the London region.

London Underground

The London Underground provides travellers with the quickest and easiest from of mass transit in the UK capital city.

Merseyrail

Taking care of travel needs across the Liverpool and Merseyside region, Merseyrail operates electrical train services on both sides of the Mersey River, along the former Northern and Wirral lines.

Northern Rail

Based in the North East and North West of England and the counties of Humberside and Yorkshire, Northern Rail operates local and long distance commuter rail services all across Northern England.

South West Trains

Connecting train stations across the South West, including ferry links to the Isle of Wight, South West Trains operates around 1,700 trains each day, calling at over 200 stations in South West England.

Southeastern Trains

A friend to both the commuter and the long distance train traveller, Southeastern Trains services cover the London, Kent and East Sussex, running around 2000 trains daily.

Southern

Southern is a train operator providing services to and from London across the counties of East and West Sussex, Surrey, Kent and Hampshire.

Stansted Express

Stansted Express provides a quick and easy access route for travellers in London to reach Stansted Airport.

First ScotRail

Providing services throughout Scotland and reaching across the Scottish border to Newcastle and Carlisle in the north of England, First ScotRail is a popular choice for express services between Scotland's major cities of Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Dundee and Aberdeen.

First TransPennine Express

First TransPennine Express draws its name from crossing the Pennines, but services much of the North of England, and includes rail services to Edinburgh and Glasgow in Scotland. Operating under the moniker of First TransPennine Express since 2004, this rail service connects destinations such as Manchester, Leeds, Sheffield and Yorkshire.

Virgin Trains

Boasting what could be the most distinctive look when it comes to rail transport, Virgin Trains are easily recognised thanks to their red design and familiar brand.

Wrexham & Shropshire

Wrexham & Shropshire has ceased operations as of Friday 28th January.

Greater Anglia

Servicing passengers in the East of England out of London Liverpool Street train station, Greater Anglia operates along the Great Anglia Network.

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