It is one of the famous train operator companies of the Europe, which is owned by National Express Group. This company came into existence in the year 1997 after the procurement of franchise by the national express on 7 February of the same year. The franchise started it operations from 3 March 1997. After the establishment of the company, it gained popularity in very short span of time due to the quality of the services it was proving and the routes on which it was functioning. The major routes of the company were operated in the region of north London and from Northampton to London. This company is one of the best train operating company of the region and had shown delightful figures, if we talk about the performance of this company. The public performance measure of the company was recorded to be 90.8% which itself tells the success story of this operator.
Fleet of the company
Fleet of the company is composed of modern and fast locomotive to ensure the timely services to the passengers and also to avoid any problems arising out of outdated technology as it serves few of the busiest stations of Europe so any breakdowns can invite trouble for passengers as well as for the company. Fleet of the Silverlink Train Services consist of following trains;-
Class 121 bubble car - This train is based on the diesel multiple unit and is capable of running at the speed of 112 km/h it was built in the year 1957 and remained in the fleet of the company for many years and was replaced by the class 150 in the year 2001.
Class 150 sprinter - This train is also a major part of the fleet of the company and is capable of running at the speed of 120 km/h. First model of these trains was created in the year 1984.
Class 350 - These trains are based on the electric multiple unit and are capable of running at the speed of about 160 km/h. These trains were basically manufactured for central trains and silver link regional express services.
Sub brands of the company
Silver link trains are divided into two brands which operate in different regions and connect the different stations of the Europe following are those two brands of the company:-
Silver link metro
Silver link county
Silverlink Train Tickets
Standard day return tickets - If you are a frequent visitor, then you can purchase the standard day return ticket between the two stations. You can use this ticket any time within one week.
Station to station season tickets and travel cards- Company also offers travel card with the help of which you can enjoy unlimited use of most of the trains of the company and if you are not interested in the travel cards, then you can buy station to station tickets also.
Company also offers season tickets for the school going children between the age of 5 and 15 to travel for the school. With the help of these tickets you can make your journey cheaper with the company.