- Train operating companies
Train operating companies
Train Operating Companies (TOCs) run rail passenger services, leasing and managing stations from Network Rail.
TOCs are the consumer face of the rail industry, and generally apply for franchises to run specific routes from the Department for Transport.
They normally lease trains from rolling stock companies.
Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC)
The companies are represented by the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC), an industry body that helps to communicate their opinions to stakeholders, government and the media.