Established for 20 years, Govia is a joint-venture between Keolis (35 per cent) and The Go-Ahead Group (65 per cent). The brand operates three major commuter rail franchises – London Midland, Southeastern and GTR – handling 390 million UK passenger journeys every year.

As the country’s busiest rail operator, Govia is responsible for 5,500 services and more than one million passengers per day. It operates a fleet of 841 trains, serving 484 stations.

Focused on investment and innovation, the business has introduced more new trains into service than any other operator since the UK’s rail network was privatised. Govia has also been responsible for a number of industry firsts, including becoming the first UK transport operator to gain Carbon Trust reaccreditation and the first to introduce regenerative braking on the third rail train fleet, cutting industry cost by £10 million in one financial year.

The business has also managed some considerable changes, including integrating the Gatwick Express into the Southern franchise and successfully bringing together three separate businesses under the London Midland brand.

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