Quiz: who owns Britain's rail companies?

Quiz: who owns Britain's rail companies?

After the company which owns Southern announced profits of nearly £100m, how well do you know who is behind Britain’s train operating companies?

Who owns Southern?

Southern is a joint venture between Arriva UK Trains and the MTR Corporation

Govia Thameslink Railway, which in turn is a subsidiary of Govia, a joint venture between Go-Ahead and Keolis

Deutsche Bahn

FirstGroup

Who owns South West Trains?

Stagecoach Group

Arriva UK Trains, a subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn

FirstGroup

National Express Group

Who owns Virgin East Coast?

Virgin Group

It’s in public ownership

Stagecoach (90%) and Virgin (10%): it’s a joint venture

SNCF

Who owns Virgin West Coast?

Virgin Group

Deutsche Bahn

51% Virgin Group and 49% Stagecoach: it’s a join venture

Who owns Scotrail?

Scotland

Abellio, a subsidiary of Nederlandse Spoorwegen, the Netherlands’ state owned rail company

Capita

Serco

Who owns the Caledonian sleeper?

It’s a subsidiary of ScotRail

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Serco

Deutsche Bahn

Who owns Great Western Railway?

Isambard Kingdom Brunel

Arriva

Nederlandse Spoorwegen

FirstGroup

Who owns East Midlands Trains?

Stagecoach Group

Virgin Group

FirstGroup

Arriva

Who owns Northern Rail?

It’s a joint venture between FirstGroup and Renfe, the Spanish operator

It’s a joint venture between FirstGroup and Virgin Group

It’s a joint venture between Serco and Capita

It’s run by Arriva UK Trains

Who owns Merseyrail

It’s in public ownership

It’s a joint venture between Abellio and Serco

It’s a joint venture between Stagecoach and Virgin

It’s a joint venture between FirstGroup and Renfe, the Spanish operator

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Source: Guardian Transport

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