- Train and bus ticket distributor Trainline said it had grown its revenue by 26% in the first nine months of its financial year, while sticking to its annual guidance.

Revenue for the nine months through November rose to £198m, up from £157m on-year. Ticket sales rose 18% to £2.86bn.

Trainline reconfirmed annual guidance of ticket sales growth in the high teens, with some impact from French strike action expected in the near term.

Revenue for the full year was still expected to grow in the low-to-mid-20% range.

'We continued to deliver strong growth in the third quarter of the financial year while we focus on our mission to make rail and coach travel easier for customers worldwide, encouraging a much greener way to travel,' chief executive Clare Gilmartin said.

'We are on track to deliver our plans for the full year and will continue to invest both in the UK and internationally to deliver the significant growth opportunities for Trainline in the year ahead.'

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