UK rail

Go-Ahead has been committed to delivering the best services to our rail passengers since the privatisation of rail in the late 1990s’.

Commuting journeys on rail have increased by 73% since 2002 with over 1.7 billion journeys made each year across the UK. Journeys on Go‑Ahead franchises account for 30% of those journeys. 

The UK rail market is a unique and valued market that Is respected and envied across the world. It is also the safest railway in Europe.

We strive to deliver a reliable service to millions of commuter, leisure and business travellers.


Through strong leadership and development, we ensure our rail division continues to deliver profitability, strong cashflow and good returns on capital.

Visit Southeastern


invested in station enhancements 

10 years 

since high speed launched in 2009

The Southeastern franchise was won in 2006 and operates services throughout Kent, parts of East Sussex and south east London.

Since December 2009 it has operated the UK’s first high-speed domestic service on HS1. 

Passenger journeys in London and the south east of England have increased by 3.1% in the past five years. In the last year, Southeastern have added 5,000 more seats in the morning peak.