Trainline is an online online train ticket retailer. The Company offers various consumer products and tools that enable users to save on train tickets. It also offers various business products and services, including websites, call center services and on-site ticketing solutions for day-to-day business travel use and season tickets, online and offline rail booking and fulfilment solutions, as well as rail content and systems integration for third party online booking tools and systems.

London, GB
Trainline was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in London, GB
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Key People/Management at Trainline

Clare Gilmartin

Clare Gilmartin

Shaun McCabe

Shaun McCabe

Mark Holt

Mark Holt

Mark Brooker

Mark Brooker

Jean-Daniel Guyot

Jean-Daniel Guyot


Trainline Office Locations

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

Summary Metrics

Founding Date

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

Trainline Financials

Trainline's revenue was reported to be £146.75 m in FY, 2017
GBPFY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017


68.2 m72.8 m81.1 m96 m105.5 m106 m107.4 m117.6 m134.6 m146.7 m

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

28.6 m31 m36.4 m36.2 m37.2 m38.9 m36.4 m37.6 m45.8 m53.7 m

Gross profit

39.6 m41.8 m44.7 m59.8 m68.3 m67.1 m71.1 m80 m88.7 m93.1 m
GBPFY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Net Income

13.6 m10.8 m13.5 m21.6 m33.9 m39.9 m39.2 m34.7 m32.9 m30.5 m

Dividends Paid

53.2 m

Income Taxes Paid

911 k(1.2 m)435 k
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Trainline Operating Metrics

FY, 2016Aug, 2017


24 24

Daily Journeys

100 k125 k

Enterprise Customers


Monthly Web Visits

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Trainline Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
Captain Train (48)March 14, 2016$189 m
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Trainline News and Updates

High-Speed Rail Starting to Offer Real Alternatives to Flying

With air travel still a stressful experience for many travelers, it's not surprising that going by train is often more appealing. Reducing journey times on certain routes will no doubt help but so too will upgrading Wi-Fi and making carriages more comfortable. -Patrick Whyte

CEO Interview: Trainline Aims to Steal Airline Share Down the Line

Rail travel still remains a stubbornly offline mode of transport when it comes to booking a ticket. Companies like Trainline are trying to change this by making it easier to search and buy tickets across Europe. -Patrick Whyte

Top European CVC exec jumps ship to KKR

One of CVC Capital’s top European execs has quit the private equity behemoth to join rival KKR. Inaki Cobo Bachiller, a senior managing director in CVC’s Spanish office, is to leave the firm after 19 years of service. A member of CVC’s healthcare team, Cobo Bachiller joined in 1998 from Santan…

Acquisition of Rail-Booking Site Loco2 Shows Sector’s Potential

Europe may be criss-crossed by thousands of miles of rail track, but it has taken a long time to link each of the different countries. Train travelers who want to go between countries have not benefited from the single market approach that liberalized the aviation industry, and it has been left to s…
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