Abellio is a fully-owned subsidiary of NS Groep N.V. (NS) and operates in the passenger transport markets in the United Kingdom and Germany. Every day, Abellio people work to deliver safe, accessible and reliable public transport. Abellio aims to build strong relationships with its customers, stakeholders and employees.



Abellio UK (excl. Merseyrail)

Abellio Germany

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Revenue (€ millions)



In 2018, Abellio achieved a revenue of € 2.82 billion, of which € 2.47 billion for Abellio UK, and € 357 million for Abellio Germany. With the addition of West Midlands in UK and the increase in shares from 25% to 100% of WestfalenBahn in Germany in December 2017 the revenue has increased in 2018 by € 706 million. With the start of Dieselnetz Sachsen Anhalt and Rhein Ruhr Express in Germany on 9th December 2018 and growth in the existing franchises, Abellio expects the revenue will further rise in 2019. The value of the British pound continued to decrease in 2018 from an average rate of 1.14 to 1.13. As in 2017 the revenue figure is influenced by this exchange rate. Based on the 2017 exchange rate for the British pound, Abellio’s revenue in 2018 would have been € 24 milion higher.

Currently Abellio is awaiting the decision on 2 UK bids that have been submitted in 2018 for the franchises South Eastern (in partnership with Mitsui and East Japan Railway Company) and East Midlands.