Go-Ahead runs bus services across the South of England and North East England. It is one of the big 5 private bus operators that run 70% of the UK's bus routes.
Go-Ahead runs Govia, which is a joint operation between Go-Ahead Group (65%) and Keolis (35%). Keolis is majority-owned by the French state railway operator SNCF. Govia has a number of subsidiary train franchises, including Govia Thameslink Railway (which runs Thameslink, Great Northern and the troubled Southern franchise), Southeastern and London Midland.
The Govia Thameslink (Southern, Thameslink and Great Northern) franchise is due for renewal in 2021. Southeastern franchise is due for renewal in 2018, and London Midland is due for renewal in 2017
Go-Ahead is a UK plc, listed on the London Stock Exchange. It has its headquarters in Newcastle and grew out of the deregulation of the bus industry in 1986..