Trainline, formerly branded, is an online seller of train tickets for train services in Europe. The Company sells tickets through its website, by telephone, and through its mobile app which is available on iOS, Windows Phone and Android platforms.

Parent Company
KKR & Co. (Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.)
London, GB
Trainline was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in London, GB

Trainline Office Locations

Trainline has offices in London, Edinburgh and Paris
London, GB (HQ)
50 Farringdon Rd

Trainline Data and Metrics

Trainline Summary

Founding Date



Trainline is a subsidiary of KKR & Co. (Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.)

Trainline Financial Metrics

Trainline's revenue was reported to be £134.6 m in FY, 2016 which is a 14% increase from the previous period.
GBPFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


106 m107.4 m117.6 m134.6 m

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

38.9 m36.4 m37.6 m45.8 m

Gross profit

67.1 m71.1 m80 m88.7 m

Gross profit Margin, %


Operating expense total

40.1 m42.8 m47.5 m61.4 m

Pre tax profit

38.3 m36 m32.5 m

Net Income

39.2 m34.7 m32.9 m
GBPFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


43.9 m77.9 m44.4 m

Accounts Receivable

11.9 m13.3 m27.4 m

Current Assets

135 m199.6 m197.6 m


15.5 m6.1 m5.5 m


6.2 m14.5 m16.4 m

Total Assets

156.8 m220.1 m219.5 m

Accounts Payable

50.4 m76.3 m92.6 m

Current Liabilities

114.6 m143.5 m163 m

Total Liabilities

114.8 m143.7 m163.4 m

Retained Earnings

39.2 m34.7 m(20.3 m)

Total Equity

42 m76.4 m56.2 m

Financial Leverage

3.7 x2.9 x3.9 x
GBPFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Income Taxes Paid

911 k(1.2 m)435 k

Trainline Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
Captain TrainMarch 14, 2016$189 m

Trainline Job Categories

Traffic Overview of Trainline

Trainline Online and Social Media Presence

Trainline News and Updates

Shunt these useless train ticket insurance policies into the sidings

What’s the point of Trainline’s ‘cancellation protection’ if it doesn’t even cover a cancellation?There are certain buttons on the internet that no one ever clicks. No 17-year-old presses “exit” when warned that the content is only suitable for adults aged 18 years and above. No one clicks “reject” …

Captain Train rebrands to become Trainline following acquisition

 Earlier this year, Trainline acquired Captain Train for quite a bit of money. Now, Trainline is trying to unify its train ticket booking system. First, Captain Train is now called Trainline, just like its parent company. The logo, the app and the website are now all called Trainline. If you go on t…

Trainline Company Life and Culture

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