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Abellio is a fully-owned subsidiary of NS and operates in the passenger transport markets in the United Kingdom (UK) and Germany. Abellio generated a revenue of € 3.8 billion.


Abellio generated a positive EBIT contribution from normal operations of € 43 million and a consolidated negative EBIT result of € 743 million due to non-recurring items. The net loss attributable to NS amounts to € 554 million.

Abellio’s strategy

Abellio was founded to prepare NS for the liberalisation of the European rail market and help NS to achieve its objectives in the Netherlands.

Abellio UK

It has been an exceptionally difficult year for rail operators in the UK due to the corona virus pandemic.

Outlook 2021

The EMA in ScotRail and ERMA contracts for the DfT operating companies have provided Abellio UK with stability in what still remains uncertain times.

Greater Anglia

The highlight of 2020 at Greater Anglia (GA) has been the continued roll out of high quality, new trains across our network.


The Merseyrail concession is Abellio’s longest rail contract, let by Merseytravel (the Liverpool City Region’s strategic transport advisor), for a period of 25 years (2003 to 2028).


ScotRail operates trains across the whole country of Scotland including between Scotland’s 7 cities, as well as Great Scottish Scenic Railway trains in the Highlands, Borders and South West.

West Midlands

West Midlands Trains (WMT) operates services from London Euston via Birmingham to Liverpool and across the West Midlands.

East Midlands

East Midlands Railway (EMR) provides a mixture of railway services across England.

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