is a company formed in 1997 with the purpose of promoting and investing in "open access" passenger and freight rail businesses in the United Kingdom
, as well as promoting and investing in rail industry innovation. Its shareholders are John Nelson, Peter Wilkinson, Mike Jones and Mary Bonar. It is based in York
Two shareholders of Renaissance — Mike Jones and John Nelson — formed Hull Trains with GB Railways, and took a 10% stake each, which they continued to hold when First took over GB Railways.
Below are a list of companies that are currently proposed or have been started by Renaissance Trains: