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  • We run train services into London from Kent and parts of East Sussex
  • We employ around 3,800 people.
  • We serve 179 stations.
  • Our train service covers 1,094 miles of railway infrastructure.
  • We operate around 2,000 train services a day.
  • We carry roughly 570,000 passengers every weekday.
  • 1,400 of the daily train journeys go into London.
  • Approximately 170 million passenger journeys are made a year.
  • Approximately 400 trains are used to run services for passengers.
  • We have launched the UK’s first high speed domestic train service.
  • Southeastern is owned by Govia, a joint venture between the Go-Ahead Group (65 per cent) and Keolis (35 per cent). 


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Govia is the partnership between the Go-Ahead Group and Keolis, and is the UK's busiest rail operator. It is also the most enduring partnership between transport operators delivering rail franchises in this country.

Govia operates the Southeastern (which includes high speed domestic services), Southern (which includes Gatwick Express services) and London Midland rail franchises.

It is responsible for nearly 30 per cent of UK passenger rail journeys through its three rail companies, which equates to roughly 268 million passenger journeys annually.

Further information on Govia is available at

Go-Ahead logo The Go-Ahead Group is one of the UK's leading providers of passenger transport services operating in the bus, rail and aviation services sectors.

It operates buses throughout England, including regulated services for Transport for London. Its aviation division undertakes support services for national and international airlines, and through Meteor Parking operates the second largest parking company in the UK.

Further information on Go-Ahead is available at
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Keolis is one of Europe's leading public transport operators, with a turnover of over €4bn and nearly 50,000 employees. Established in twelve countries, including the USA, Canada and Australia, Keolis offers passengers efficient high quality services.
We are proud to be:

  • Partners in Govia, operating three award winning UK rail franchises
  • A partner, with FirstGroup in the TransPennine Express UK rail franchise
  • The operator of key regional trains in Germany and a high profile commuter line into Washington DC, USA
  • The world’s leading private tramway operator
  • Specialists in automatic metro systems
  • The largest private bus operator in Belgium and the second largest in Sweden
  • Managers of the largest bus and coach fleet in France
Keolis is currently owned by SNCF (56.5%), AXA Private Equity and the Caisse dépôt et placement du Québec (40.7%) and Keolis managers (2.8%). SNCF, the French national railway company, is the world's leading high speed train operator through its world famous TGV services.

Further information on Keolis is available at