United Kingdom: National Rail

The Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC) is a company that offers railway services on the British railway network.

The UK Railways

ATOC is an association between 24 different private companies which acts as the national rail operator in UK. ATOC provide a unified fare, ticketing service and information. ATOC offers you a comprehensive travel choice on the UK rail network.

ATOC operated the British railway system which consists of more than 15000 km of railway lines. From major cities to smaller towns, trains run everywhere in UK. The British railway network is connected to continental Europe by the Channel Tunnel. The famous Eurostar operates on this particular line.

Introduced in 1975, high speed rail links cities such as London, Edinburg, Glasgow, Liverpool and Manchester along the East Coast, West Coast and Midland Main Line.

London is the heart and soul of the UK rail network. International trains depart from London to link European cities such as Paris, Amsterdam or Lille. The Heathrow Express connects the airport to the city center of London.

However there are other train operation companies that allow you to travel in UK by avoiding the congested London City. Arriva Trains Wales, First TransPennine Express, ScotRail, London Midland, Merseyrail and Northern offer you a great variety of offers to discover UK.

Whichever choice you make, TrainTicket.com helps you to find the best offer.

Guidance for an easier journey:

Special facilities are available for disabled persons. Arrangement must be done in advance with ATOC. For more information on services offered, accessibility and train operators, please visit the National Rail website of UK.

Or contact National Rail Enquiries

  • Phone: 08457 48 49 50
  • Text phone: 0845 60 50 600

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