Stagecoach Group - Light Rail Division - C

Stagecoach Group - C
Light Rail Division
Sheffield Supertram – Stagecoach has operated the Sheffield Supertram under a concession from the South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive since 1997. Its average daily ridership is 33,700, equalling more than 12 million per year, well above expectations. There are currently three light rail transit lines and a later tram-train service to Rotherham. Future plans included schemes to Dore, Fulwood and Maltby, following consultations, a reduced scheme with an extension to Broomhill was being considered.
Stagecoach Group Former Operations
Stagecoach Group East Midlands Trains
East Midlands Trains – Stagecoach commenced operating this new franchise in November 2007 that took over all of Midland Mainline's and some of Central Trains services. During August 2019, it ceased operating when the franchise was taken over by Abellio East Midlands Railway.
Stagecoach Group Manchester Metrolink
In July 2007, Stagecoach took over the operation of Manchester Metrolink on a 10-year fixed-term management contract, beating competition from Keolis, Serco and Transdev, to make it the biggest tram operator in the UK.
This system was the first modern tram system in the United Kingdom, opening just before the Sheffield system in 1992. Nearly 18 million people ride on the system a year. Stagecoach sold the Metrolink business to RATP Group in August 2011.
Stagecoach Group South West Trains
South West Trains – Stagecoach ran this franchise from February 1996 to August 2017. It retained the franchise for three years from February 2004 and for a further 10 years from February 2007. The franchise passed to First MTR South Western Railway on 20 August 2017.
Island Line Trains – The rail system on the Isle of Wight, was also operated by Stagecoach from October 1996 to August 2017. In February 2007 it was merged into the South Western franchise.
Stagecoach Rail
In 1992, shortly before the privatisation of British Rail, Stagecoach Rail briefly operated a modest InterCity operation between Aberdeen and London. Two British Railways Mark 2 passenger carriages were re-branded in Stagecoach colours and attached to a scheduled British Rail InterCity sleeper service.
  • Virgin CrossCountry
Virgin Rail Group operated the CrossCountry franchise as Virgin CrossCountry from January 1997 until November 2007 when it passed to Arriva.
  • Virgin Trains East Coast
Virgin Trains East Coast, in which Stagecoach held a 90% shareholding, operated the InterCity East Coast franchise from March 2015 to June 2018.
  • Virgin Trains West Coast
Virgin Trains West Coast – the group has held a 49% stake in Virgin Rail Group since October 1998. Virgin Rail Group operated the InterCity West Coast franchise from March 1997 until December 2019.
Stagecoach Group Overview
Stagecoach Group Formerly: Stagecoach Group plc
Stagecoach Group Type: Private
Stagecoach Group Industry: Public transport
Stagecoach Group Founded: 1980, 43 years ago
Stagecoach Group Founder: Brian Souter
Ann Gloag
Robin Gloag
Stagecoach Group Headquarters: Perth, Scotland, UK
Stagecoach Group Area Served: United Kingdom
Stagecoach Group Key People: Ray O'Toole (Chairman & Chief Executive)
Stagecoach Group Products: Bus, coach, tram and train services
Stagecoach Group Revenue: Increase £1,372.6 million (2023)
Stagecoach Group Operating Income: Increase £77.8 million (2023)
Stagecoach Group Net Income: Decrease £23.2 million (2023)
Stagecoach Group Number of Employees: 24,000 (2023)
Stagecoach GroupParent: Inframobility
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