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Arriva
Arriva
is a multinational public transport company headquartered in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom.[1] It was established in 1938 as T Cowie and through a number of mergers and acquisitions was rebranded Arriva
Arriva
in 1997 and became a subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn in 2010. Arriva
Arriva
operates bus, coach, train, tram and waterbus services in 14 countries across Europe. As of December 2015 it employed 55,000 people and operated 2.2 billion passenger journeys annually.[2] It operates as three divisions: UK Bus, UK Rail and Mainland Europe.[3]

Contents

1 History 2 Current operations

2.1 Croatia

2.1.1 Bus

2.2 Czech Republic

2.2.1 Bus and coach 2.2.2 Train

2.3 Denmark

2.3.1 Bus 2.3.2 Train 2.3.3 Waterbus

2.4 Hungary

2.4.1 Bus

2.5 Italy

2.5.1 Bus and coach

2.6 Netherlands

2.6.1 Bus and coach

2.6.1.1 Contracts

2.6.2 Train

2.6.2.1 Contracts

2.6.3 Bus and train combination

2.7 Poland

2.7.1 Bus 2.7.2 Train

2.8 Portugal

2.8.1 Bus and coach

2.9 Serbia

2.9.1 Bus

2.10 Slovakia

2.10.1 Bus

2.11 Slovenia

2.11.1 Bus

2.12 Spain

2.12.1 Bus

2.13 Sweden

2.13.1 Bus 2.13.2 Train

2.14 United Kingdom

2.14.1 Bus and coach 2.14.2 Patient transport 2.14.3 Train

3 Former operations

3.1 Germany

3.1.1 Bus 3.1.2 Train

3.2 Malta

3.2.1 Bus

3.3 United Kingdom

3.3.1 Bus 3.3.2 Train

4 Branding

4.1 Sapphire premium services

5 References 6 External links

History[edit]

Previous Arriva
Arriva
logo used from 1997-2017

Arriva North West
Arriva North West
Wright Eclipse Gemini
Wright Eclipse Gemini
bodied Volvo B7TL
Volvo B7TL
in Liverpool in March 2013 in the Interurban livery

Arriva North West
Arriva North West
& Wales Wright Cadet
Wright Cadet
bodied VDL SB120
VDL SB120
in September 2007 in the livery introduced when the Arriva
Arriva
brand was launched in 1997

The company was founded by TSK Cowie in Sunderland in 1938 as a second-hand motorcycle dealer trading as T Cowie Limited.[4] In 1948 the business was re-launched by Tom Cowie, the founder's son, still selling motorcycles.[5] T Cowie plc was floated in December 1964, and in 1965 it bought out the first of many car dealerships.[6] In 1972 it formed Cowie Contract Hire, which became the largest contract hire business in the UK.[5] In 1980 T Cowie made its first foray into bus operations, buying the Grey-Green
Grey-Green
operation in London from the George Ewer Group.[4][7] In 1984 T Cowie plc acquired the Hanger Group, which included Interleasing, a large vehicle leasing business.[5][8] Further leasing companies acquired were Marley Leasing,[9] RoyScot Drive[10] and Ringway Leasing.[7] Following the retirement of Tom Cowie, the company was renamed Cowie Group plc in April 1994.[1] As part of the privatisation of London
London
bus services, Cowie Group acquired the Leaside Buses and South London
London
Transport business units in September 1994 and January 1995.[11] Cowie plc bought United Automobile Services
United Automobile Services
and British Bus
British Bus
in July and August 1996, both of which had acquired a number of privatised bus companies.[4][12] As a result of these transactions, in October 1996 Cowie Group was reclassified on the stock exchange from a motor dealer to a transport group.[13] In November 1997 the company was rebranded as Arriva
Arriva
plc.[4] In that year it also bought Unibus in Denmark, its first venture outside the United Kingdom.[4] In June 1999 Arriva
Arriva
sold its vehicle-hire business to General Motors.[8][14] In February 2000 Arriva
Arriva
purchased MTL Holdings, which included its first UK rail franchises, Merseyrail Electrics and Northern Spirit.[4][15][16] In 2002/03 Arriva
Arriva
sold its motor-retailing businesses[17] and in February 2006 it sold its vehicle-rental business to Northgate.[18] In April 2008 the LNWR train maintenance business in England
England
was acquired.[19] In 2010 it was reported that the government-owned railway companies of France (SNCF) and Germany (Deutsche Bahn) were considering making takeover bids for the business.[20][21] SNCF
SNCF
subsidiary Keolis
Keolis
and Arriva
Arriva
entered discussions regarding a merger,[22] but in April 2010 Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn
made a takeover offer for Arriva
Arriva
at £7.75 a share (£1.585 billion).[23][24] The takeover was approved by the European Commission
European Commission
in August 2010, conditional on Deutsche Bahn disposing of some Arriva
Arriva
services in Germany.[25] The takeover took effect on 27 August 2010,[26][27] and Arriva
Arriva
was delisted from the London Stock Exchange
London Stock Exchange
on 31 August 2010.[28] In late 2011 Arriva
Arriva
acquired Grand Central[29][30] and sold its Arriva Scotland West bus operation.[31][32] In May 2013 Arriva
Arriva
purchased Veolia Transport's Central European business with 3,400 vehicles.[33][34][35] Arriva
Arriva
changed its logo in January 2018.[36] Current operations[edit] Croatia[edit] Bus[edit] In May 2013 Arriva
Arriva
entered the Croatian bus market with the purchase of Panturist Veolia Osijek ( Veolia Transport
Veolia Transport
Central Europe) with 120 buses.[34][37] In August 2017 Arriva
Arriva
took a 78.34% share in Autotrans Group (ATG), thus becoming the number one private bus operator in Croatia [1] Czech Republic[edit]

Alexander ALX200
Alexander ALX200
bodied Dennis Dart
Dennis Dart
in Mladá Boleslav

Arriva
Arriva
group bought three medium-sized bus transport companies (Transcentrum Bus s.r.o., Bosák Bus s.r.o. and Osnado s.r.o.) in 2006 and 2007 end established its own rail transport company Arriva
Arriva
vlaky s.r.o. in 2009. These four companies are owned through Arriva
Arriva
holding Česká republika s.r.o. which is owned by the Dutch company Arriva Coöperatie W.A. (majority of 99.9% since 2008). In July 2013, the current Veolia Transport
Veolia Transport
Česká republika a.s. with its four subsidiary companies fell under Arriva
Arriva
group as Arriva Transport Česká republika a.s. The daughter companies were simultaneously renamed and rebranded as Arriva
Arriva
Praha s.r.o., Arriva Teplice
Teplice
s.r.o., Arriva
Arriva
Vychodni Cechy a.s. and Arriva
Arriva
Morava a.s. They operate primarily buses (it is the biggest bus transport operator in the Czech Republic) but also trolleybuses in Teplice
Teplice
( Arriva
Arriva
Teplice) and Desná Railway ( Arriva
Arriva
Morava). The two Arriva
Arriva
holdings in the Czech Republic have not any direct interconnection yet. Moreover, the Arriva
Arriva
group operated in the Czech Republic also through the German rail transport company Vogtlandbahn GmbH. Former Abellio's companies Probo Bus and PT Real, purchased in December 2013, are owned by DB Czech Holding s.r.o. which is owned by German DB Mobility Logistics AG. Bus and coach[edit] In December 2006 Arriva
Arriva
purchased Transcentrum Bus, operating services in Mladá Boleslav
Mladá Boleslav
District of the Central Bohemian Region, north east of Prague. In January 2007 Arriva
Arriva
acquired Bosák Bus, which operates to the south west of Prague
Prague
and the Příbram District
Příbram District
of the Central Bohemian Region.[38][39] In November 2007 Arriva
Arriva
acquired Osnado, which operates bus and coach services in the north of Hradec Králové Region in East Bohemia, in the foothills of Krkonoše
Krkonoše
mountains. The three bus companies retain their original names but with the Arriva corporate logo and livery. At the turn of 2014/2015, Bosák Bus s.r.o. was merged with Transcentrum Bus s.r.o. and Transcentrum Bus s.r.o. renamed to Arriva
Arriva
Střední Čechy s.r.o. In July 2013 Veolia Transport
Veolia Transport
Česká republika a.s. was purchased with its four subsidiary companies which were renamed Arriva
Arriva
Morava, Arriva
Arriva
Praha, Arriva
Arriva
Teplice
Teplice
and Arriva
Arriva
Východní Čechy. These four companies are owned by holding company Arriva
Arriva
Transport Česká republika. It also operates trolleybuses in Teplice
Teplice
( Arriva
Arriva
Teplice) and trains in Desná Railway ( Arriva
Arriva
Morava).[40] In December 2013 Abellio's Probo Bus and PT Real operations were purchased with 110 buses.[41][42] As at November 2016, Arriva
Arriva
operated 1,960 buses in the Czech Republic.[43] Train[edit] German rail transport company Vogtlandbahn, owned by Arriva
Arriva
since 2004, operated several train routes in the Czech Republic as a subcontractor of České dráhy
České dráhy
(fasttrain line alex Nord: München – Regensburg – Hof – Plzeň – Praha, line VB2 Zwickau – Plauen – Bad Brambach – Františkovy Lázně – Cheb – Mariánské Lázně, line VB8 Marktredwitz – Schirnding – Cheb) and GW Train Regio, formerly Viamont (line VB1 Zwickau – Klingenthal – Kraslice – Sokolov). Since December 2010, Vogtlandbahn
Vogtlandbahn
operates under its own name the line Trilex (Liberec – Zittau – Varnsdorf – Rybniště/Seifhennersdorf). After Arriva
Arriva
was bought by Deutsche Bahn in 2010, Vogtlandbahn
Vogtlandbahn
was resold to the Italian state railways Ferrovie dello Stato
Ferrovie dello Stato
together with Luxembourg infrastructure fund Cube. Between September 2013 and December 2013, Arriva
Arriva
vlaky tried operating a commercial service from Praha Masarykovo nádraží
Praha Masarykovo nádraží
to Kralupy nad Vltavou in competition with subsidised lines of České dráhy.[44] The company did not succeed with its effort to gain a subsidy for it to continue.[45] Four trains on the local Desná Railway, operated by Connex Morava (lately Veolia Transport
Veolia Transport
Morava) since 2002, were taken over by Arriva Morava in July 2013.[43] In March 2016, Arriva
Arriva
introduced a weekly service from Praha to Trencin
Trencin
in Slovakia and daily service from Praha to Benešov. It has applied to increase this to twice daily from December 2016.[46] Denmark[edit]

Alstom Coradia LINT
Alstom Coradia LINT
train in Denmark in September 2007

Waterbus in Copenhagen
Copenhagen
in August 2012

Bus[edit] In September 1997 Arriva
Arriva
purchased Unibus.[47] In March 1999 Arriva Denmark expanded with the acquisition of Bus Danmark[47] In April 2001 Arriva
Arriva
acquired Denmark's largest bus operator, Combus with 1,200 vehicles.[47][48] In August 2004 Arriva
Arriva
purchased Wulff, which operated buses in Jutland
Jutland
and Copenhagen.[49] In 2007 Arriva
Arriva
acquired Veolia Denmark, then Denmark's second largest bus operator with 640 buses.[47][50] Arriva
Arriva
operates 50% of bus services in Copenhagen
Copenhagen
and 40% throughout Denmark.[47] Train[edit] In mid-2002 Arriva
Arriva
began to operate services on the Varde
Varde
to Nørre Nebel line.[51] In March 2012 Arriva
Arriva
was awarded a new franchise until June 2018.[52][53] In 2003 Arriva
Arriva
began operating an eight-year contract to operate services in mid Jutland. In March 2009 Arriva
Arriva
was awarded a new franchise until December 2018.[54] Arriva
Arriva
operates 17% of the Danish rail network.[47] Waterbus[edit] In 2000 Arriva
Arriva
began operating waterbuses in Copenhagen's harbour. Hungary[edit]

VT Transman Mercedes-Benz O530G Citaro in Budapest
Budapest
in June 2013

Bus[edit] In April 2008 Arriva
Arriva
purchased an 80% shareholding in Eurobus Invest, Hungary's largest private bus operator, which operates services in Hungary and Slovakia.[55] In 2009 Arriva
Arriva
purchased the remaining 20%.[56] Arriva
Arriva
is in a joint venture with Videoton Holding operating as VT Transman. In May 2013 VT Transman began operating two bus contracts in Budapest for eight years.[57][58] This will see 150 Mercedes-Benz Citaros added to the 225 bus fleet. The joint venture now operates under the VT- Arriva
Arriva
brand. Italy[edit] Bus and coach[edit] In July 2002 Arriva
Arriva
purchased SAB Autoservizi and SAF - Società Autoservizi Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Friuli-Venezia Giulia
operating in Lombardy, Liguria
Liguria
and Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Friuli-Venezia Giulia
regions of northern Italy.[59] In May 2004 Arriva
Arriva
expanded into the Udine area of the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region, buying 49% of 500 bus SAF,[60] exercising an option in December 2005 to increase its stake to 60%.[61] In October 2005 Arriva began operating in the Piemonte
Piemonte
and Valle d'Aosta
Valle d'Aosta
regions of northern Italy with an 80% shareholding in SADEM, increased to 100% in 2008. In 2006 Arriva
Arriva
purchased a 35% share in Trieste Trasporti, increased in 2007 to 40%.[59] In June 2007 Arriva
Arriva
entered a joint venture with Ferrovie Nord Milano to purchase 49% of 317 bus SPT Linea, which was then renamed ASF Autolinee.[59][62][63] In 2008 it took control of Brescia-based SAIA Transporti.[59] Netherlands[edit] Bus and coach[edit]

DAF MB200
DAF MB200
in March 2001

VDL Citea in November 2012

A VDL Citea bus in Katwijk

In January 1998 Arriva
Arriva
purchased Vancom Nederland followed in December 1998 by Veonn & Hanze.[64][65] In June 1999 it formed a joint venture with Nederlandse Spoorwegen
Nederlandse Spoorwegen
to operate bus services in Friesland, taking 100% ownership in 2003 and renaming it Arriva
Arriva
Openbaar Vervoer.[64] In 2003 it won further work in Drenthe
Drenthe
and Province of Groningen. It won further contracts in 2005 in Drenthe
Drenthe
and Waterland
Waterland
and later in the Drechtsteden, Alblasserwaard, Rivierenland, Meierij, Oost-Brabant, and Vijfheerenlanden
Vijfheerenlanden
areas. In 2009 Arriva
Arriva
lost the contracts in Drenthe
Drenthe
and Groningen upon retendering but in 2010 won a contract in Achterhoek
Achterhoek
and retained the Rivierenland contract. From December 2012 Arriva
Arriva
won the contract for Zuid Holland
Zuid Holland
North, around Leiden, Alphen aan den Rijn and Gouda and in Friesland
Friesland
around Leeuwarden.[64][66][67][68] It recently acquired most of Limburg in December 2016 both bus and train systems.[69] Contracts[edit]

Name From Until

Rivierenland 1 Jan 3 11 Dec 10

Waterland 11 Dec 5 10 Dec 11

Drechtsteden/Alblasserwaard/Vijfheerenlanden 1 Jan 7 31 Dec 18

Hoeksche Waard/Goeree-Overflakkee 1 Jan 8 15 Dec 14

Meierij 10 Dec 6 9 Dec 14

Oost-Brabant 10 Dec 6 9 Dec 14

Ameland 1 Mar 9 31 Dec 15

Schiermonnikoog 1 Mar 9 31 Dec 15

Terschelling 1 Mar 9 31 Dec 15

Vlieland 1 Mar 9 31 Dec 15

Achterhoek/Rivierenland 12 Dec 10 1 Jan 21

Lelystad/Flevoland 4 Sep 11 4 Sep 21

North and Southwest Friesland 9 Dec 12 12 Dec 20

Zuid Holland
Zuid Holland
Noord 9 Dec 12 12 Dec 20

Limburg 11 Dec 16 12 Dec 22

Train[edit]

Spurt Stadler GTW
Stadler GTW
in September 2008

Arriva
Arriva
established the joint venture NoordNed
NoordNed
with Nederlandse Spoorwegen in 1999,[64] taking 100% ownership in 2003,[64] and dropping the name NoordNed
NoordNed
two years later. In 2005 it secured a 15-year contract to operate trains from Groningen to Leeuwarden, Delfzijl, Roodeschool
Roodeschool
and Nieuweschans. It also secured a contract to operate trains from Leeuwarden
Leeuwarden
to Harlingen Haven and to Stavoren. Later that year it secured a contract to operate trains from Dordrecht to Gorinchem
Gorinchem
and on to Geldermalsen
Geldermalsen
(MerwedeLingelijn).[64] In 2012 Arriva
Arriva
commenced operating trains in the Achterhoek
Achterhoek
and between Zwolle and Emmen. These services operate under the Spurt brand. On 21 June 2013 Arriva
Arriva
was selected to operate a new service between The Hague
The Hague
and Brussels.[70][71] Service was set to start in December 2015, but the project was cancelled in 2014 because the involved parties could not agree upon a final business case and because NS reactivated the original service to Brussels, making the new Arriva service unnecessary.[72][73] It recently acquired most of Limburg in December 2016 both bus and train systems.[69] Contracts[edit]

Name From Until

Groningen/Friesland 11 Dec 5 15 Dec 20

Merwede-Lingelijn 1 Jan 7 31 Dec 18

North and Southwest Friesland 9 Dec 12 11 Dec 27

Gelderland/Achterhoek 9 Dec 12 1 Jan 21

Zwolle-Emmen 9 Dec 12 1 Jan 21

Limburg 11 Dec 16 1 Jan 24

Bus and train combination[edit] The Province of Limburg awarded a contract in June 2015 to Arriva
Arriva
to provide for the entire public transport (buses and five regional rail lines) in Limburg from December 2016 up until 2031.[74][75] Abellio has originally been named the preferred bidder, but after it was discovered Abellio had gained some information that was not available to the other bidders, the contract was withdrawn.[76][77] Another tenderer, Veolia, announced they will object to the decision of the province.[78][79] Poland[edit]

SA 134 multiple unit at Toruń
Toruń
station

Bus[edit] In May 2013 Arriva
Arriva
entered the Polish market through its acquisition of Veolia Transport
Veolia Transport
Central Europe with 840 buses.[33][34][35] Train[edit] Arriva
Arriva
formed Arriva
Arriva
PCC, a joint venture with PCC Rail in December 2006.[80] In December 2007 Arriva
Arriva
commenced operating services on all non-electrified lines in the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship.[81] In June 2010 Arriva
Arriva
took 100% ownership of the business and renamed it Arriva
Arriva
RP.[82] In December 2010 Arriva RP
Arriva RP
won a 10-year extension.[82][83] In December 2013 Arriva
Arriva
will start operating trains on four electrified lines in the Kujawsko-Pomorskie Voivodship for two years with 12 existing trains.[84][85] Portugal[edit] Bus and coach[edit] In November 2000 Arriva
Arriva
purchased João Carlos Soares e Filhos, Viacao Costa & Lino Lda, Ami-Transportes and Abílio da Costa Moreira & C Lda who were running inter-urban local bus services in the north west of Portugal.[65][86] In June 2002 Arriva
Arriva
bought a 51% shareholding Transportes Sul do Tejo, a scheduled bus and coach operator in the growing commuter region south of Lisbon. In September 2003 Arriva
Arriva
exercised an option to buy the remainder of the company.[86] In May 2006 Arriva
Arriva
acquired a 21.5% share of leading transport company Barraqueiro, with bus and rail operations in and around Lisbon, increasing the shareholding in January 2008 to 31.5%.[86] Serbia[edit]

Arriva
Arriva
Ikarbus
Ikarbus
IK 112 bus operating in Belgrade
Belgrade
bus public transport.

Bus[edit] In May 2013 Arriva
Arriva
entered the Serbian bus market with the purchase of Veolia Transport
Veolia Transport
Central Europe ( Veolia Transport
Veolia Transport
Litas in Požarevac and Veolia Transport
Veolia Transport
Luv in Belgrade) with 250 buses.[34][37] In January 2015, Arriva
Arriva
commenced operating bus services in Niš
Niš
with 33 buses.[87] Slovakia[edit] Bus[edit] In July 2008 Arriva
Arriva
entered the Slovakian bus market with the purchase of an 80% shareholding in Eurobus Invest.[55][88][89] In July 2015, it purchased SAD Liorbus and SAD Trnava.[90] Coach services are operated under the Arriva
Arriva
Express brand.[91] As at November 2016, Arriva employed 2,390 people and operates 1,335 buses.[92] Slovenia[edit] Bus[edit] In May 2013 Arriva
Arriva
entered the Slovenian bus market with the purchase of Veolia Transport
Veolia Transport
Central Europe ( Veolia Transport
Veolia Transport
Štajerska, Veolia Transport
Veolia Transport
Dolenjska and Primorska) with 270 buses.[34][37] Spain[edit] Bus[edit] In July 1998 Arriva
Arriva
purchased Mercancia Ideal Gallego followed in September 1999 by Transportes Finisterre, both in Galicia.[65] Their services cover three of the four provinces in the region: A Coruña, Lugo
Lugo
and Ourense, including part of the famous Santiago pilgrimage route. In January 2002 Arriva
Arriva
commenced operating in Majorca
Majorca
with the purchase of Autocares Mallorca and Bus Nord.[93] These operate on the northern and western parts of the island, linking the capital Palma with towns such as Soller, Inca and Alcúdia. In 2007 Arriva
Arriva
acquired Autocares Fray Escoba and Esferain Madrid. In July 2008 Arriva
Arriva
acquired Empresa de Blas y Cia, which operates routes between Madrid
Madrid
and its southwestern suburbs (Alcorcón, Móstoles, Villaviciosa de Odón, Navalcarnero...), and between those suburbs.[93] Sweden[edit] Bus[edit] Arriva
Arriva
has operated bus lines in southern Sweden/The Skåne Region since 1997 when it purchased Unibus of Denmark.[94] Arriva
Arriva
operates bus lines in some municipalities of Stockholms län: Sigtuna kommun, Upplands Väsby kommun
Upplands Väsby kommun
and Ekerö kommun.[95] In August 2012 Arriva
Arriva
commenced operating in the Bromma, Täby and Solna parts of Stockholm
Stockholm
with 255 buses under a 12-year contract with the regional transport authority.[96][97] In January 2013 a further 229 buses were added.[98][99] Arriva
Arriva
has operated services in the Halland Region since June 2010, partly taking over services from Swebus.[100] Train[edit] In June 2007 Arriva
Arriva
won a nine-year franchise for the Pågatåg regional rail services in Skåne County, south Sweden.[81] In 2009 Arriva
Arriva
expanded its rail operations in the country with a new contract operating the Kinnekulletåget between Göteborg and Örebro.[94] In December 2010 DB Regio
DB Regio
Sverige AB started to operate regional trains in Östgötapendeln. In November 2011 the company was renamed Arriva
Arriva
Östgötapendeln
Östgötapendeln
AB. Since August 2012, Arriva
Arriva
has operated Stockholm
Stockholm
area tramlines Tvärbanan, Nockebybanan
Nockebybanan
as well as the light rail systems Lidingöbanan
Lidingöbanan
and Saltsjöbanan.[96] In January 2013, Arriva
Arriva
commenced operating commuter trains on Roslagsbanan
Roslagsbanan
north of Stockholm.[98] United Kingdom[edit] Bus and coach[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Arriva
Arriva
Buses GB.

Main article: Arriva
Arriva
UK Bus Arriva
Arriva
operates 5,900 buses in London, the north east, north west and south east of England, Yorkshire, the Midlands and Wales. Patient transport[edit] Arriva
Arriva
Transport Solutions provides non-emergency ambulance services, typically to convey disabled patients to and from hospital out-patient appointments. These services, formerly provided by ambulance services are now awarded by competitive tender. The company has been running these services in Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Rutland since 2012. A report by the Care Quality Commission
Care Quality Commission
in 2014 said that patients were "often" arriving late for appointments, and taxi drivers with "poor attitudes" being used when other resources were unavailable.[101] Following its successful bid over the rival North West ambulance service for non–emergency transport, in Greater Manchester Arriva admitted it had submitted incorrect performance figures which had earned it a £1.5 m bonus. Arriva
Arriva
had been the subject of many complaints about its service. Comparisons were drawn with misreporting in the UK Serco scandal and MPs said the Serious Fraud Office may need to be involved.[102] Train[edit] Main article: Arriva
Arriva
UK Trains

Arriva Trains Wales
Arriva Trains Wales
Class 150 and Class 158 at Ruabon railway station in June 2014

CrossCountry
CrossCountry
Class 220 Voyager at Bristol
Bristol
Temple Meads in October 2010

Arriva
Arriva
has operated a number of rail franchises in the UK since privatisation in 1996 though its subsidiary, Arriva
Arriva
UK Trains. It gained its first franchises in February 2000. Arriva
Arriva
UK Trains currently runs a number of train operating companies:

Arriva
Arriva
Rail London's London Overground
London Overground
concession runs until May 2024[103] Arriva
Arriva
Trains Wales/Trenau Arriva
Arriva
Cymru operates the majority of rail services in Wales. The Wales & Borders franchise runs from 7 December 2003 until 13 October 2018.[104] Chiltern Railways
Chiltern Railways
operates services on the Chiltern Main Line, franchise runs until December 2021 CrossCountry
CrossCountry
operates long-distance cross-country routes, franchise runs until 9 November 2019[105] Grand Central open access operator operating services on the East Coast Main Line purchased in November 2011[29][30] Northern franchise runs until 31 March 2025

Arriva's subsidiary Arriva TrainCare (previously LNWR) operates train maintenance depots at Bristol, Cambridge, Crewe, Eastleigh
Eastleigh
and Newcastle.[106] Following the purchase of Arriva
Arriva
by Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn
in August 2010, Arriva UK Trains
Arriva UK Trains
expanded to take over Deutsche Bahn's existing DB Regio UK division which consisted of Chiltern Railways, Tyne & Wear Metro and London Overground
London Overground
Rail Operations. Arriva UK Trains
Arriva UK Trains
wishes to expand the number of UK Rail businesses it operates by developing open access operations and successfully bidding for further Department for Transport
Department for Transport
rail franchises.[107] Alliance Rail Holdings continues to develop new open access proposals following the rejection of its initial plans by the Office of Rail Regulation in 2011.[108] During 2011/12 Arriva's applications to bid for the InterCity West Coast, Greater Anglia, Essex Thameside
Essex Thameside
and Thameslink franchises were all rejected by the Department for Transport. Following this run of failure Arriva
Arriva
was publicly critical of the government's prequalification process and called for it to be abolished.[107] However Arriva
Arriva
was subsequently shortlisted for the Greater Western, Crossrail, Caledonian Sleeper
Caledonian Sleeper
and ScotRail franchises.[109] Former operations[edit]

Siemens Desiro
Siemens Desiro
in July 2009

Germany[edit] Bus[edit] In February 2005 Arriva
Arriva
purchased Sippel, a bus operator in the Rhine Main.[110] In May 2006 Verkehrsbetriebe Bils was purchased followed in December 2006 by 80% of NeiBeverkehr.[111] Train[edit] In April 2004 Arriva
Arriva
purchased Prignitzer Eisenbahn Gruppe which operated five franchises. In October 2004 a 77% shareholding, increased later in the year to 93%, was purchased in Regentalbahn.[110] In 2007 Arriva
Arriva
purchased an 85% shareholding in Osthannoversche Eisenbahnen.[111] As part of the takeover of Arriva
Arriva
by Deutsche Bahn, Arriva's German railway operations were sold to Ferrovie dello Stato
Ferrovie dello Stato
to comply with a European Commission
European Commission
condition.[25][112][113] These are now branded as Netinera. Malta[edit] Bus[edit]

King Long
King Long
in Sliema
Sliema
in October 2011

Mercedes-Benz O530G Citaro at the Malta
Malta
depot in July 2011

In July 2011 Arriva
Arriva
commenced operating a ten-year concession to operate all scheduled bus services on Malta
Malta
and Gozo.[114] Arriva
Arriva
held a 67% shareholding with the local Tumas Group owning the remaining 33%.[115] The main fleet of Arriva
Arriva
Malta
Malta
was formed of 172 new King Long buses.[116][117] These were supported on high-density routes by 68 former Arriva London
Arriva London
Mercedes-Benz O530G Citaro articulated buses. Ten hybrid Optare Solos and two Bluebird mini-buses for use in the city of Valletta
Valletta
were also purchased.[118] An assortment of the newest buses from the former owner/driver pre-July 2011 operation were also acquired and refurbished to bring them broadly into line with the rest of the fleet. This included the fitting of air conditioning and CCTV equipment and rebranding into standard Arriva
Arriva
livery for daily use alongside the main fleet. These included buses built by SCARNIF, MCV, BMC, King Long
King Long
and Saracakis
Saracakis
among others, with the main common factor being that they are all fully automatic and low floor designs. Arriva
Arriva
has been harshly criticised both by commuters and by the government agency Transport Malta
Malta
for consistently failing to keep up standards. On 14 November 2012, Arriva
Arriva
was harshly reprimanded by Transport Malta
Malta
and given until the end of the month to bring up all its routes to 100% efficiency before TM deploys its own shuttles at Arriva's expense.[119] In August 2013, the Government of Malta
Malta
instructed Arriva
Arriva
Malta
Malta
to remove the articulated buses from service, pending investigation following three major fire outbreaks in the span of 48 hours.[120] The fires destroyed the buses and in one case caused extensive damage to some nearby vehicles belonging to MaltaPost, the country's postal operator. Nobody was injured in these incidents. Like in the UK when the same buses had caught fire, these buses became a popular joke in conversations and social media sites.[121] By the end of December 2013 Arriva
Arriva
had run up losses of €50 million in two and a half years.[122] On 1 January 2014 Arriva
Arriva
ceased operations in Malta
Malta
having been nationalised by the Maltese government as Malta
Malta
Public Transport, with a new bus operator to take over its operations in the near future.[123][124] United Kingdom[edit]

Arriva Trains Northern
Arriva Trains Northern
Class 156 at Carlisle in August 2004

Bus[edit]

Arriva Scotland West
Arriva Scotland West
sold to McGill's Bus Services
McGill's Bus Services
in March 2012[31][32] The Original Tour
The Original Tour
sold to RATP Group
RATP Group
in September 2014[125] Arriva
Arriva
Horsham sold to Metrobus in 2009[126]

Train[edit]

Arriva Trains Merseyside
Arriva Trains Merseyside
ran urban rail services on Merseyside
Merseyside
from February 2000 until March 2003 Arriva Trains Northern
Arriva Trains Northern
ran local rail services in Northern England
Northern England
for the Regional Railways North East franchise from March 1997 until December 2004 London Overground
London Overground
Rail Operations 50/50 joint venture with MTR Corporation, operated London Overground
London Overground
concession from November 2007 until November 2016, now operated by Arriva
Arriva
Rail London Wrexham & Shropshire joint venture open access operation (50% shareholding). Ran services between Wrexham and London, ceased January 2011 due to lack of profitability[127]

Branding[edit]

Wardle Transport
Wardle Transport
Northern Counties Palatine
Northern Counties Palatine
bodied Volvo Olympian
Volvo Olympian
in October 2012

Green Line Van Hool
Van Hool
bodied VDL SB4000 in London
London
in May 2011

Northern Class 158 at Manchester Victoria in October 2016

Prior to being rebranded as Arriva
Arriva
in November 1997, the Cowie fleets generally were still trading under their pre-privatisation names with individual liveries. As part of the rebranding the operations were renamed as Arriva
Arriva
Derby, Arriva Fox County
Arriva Fox County
etc. A uniform livery of aquamarine (pantone 321) with a cream coloured semicircle at the front with a yellow skirt and signwriting was adopted. This livery was adopted by most by Arriva's European acquisitions as well as Arriva Trains Northern
Arriva Trains Northern
and Arriva
Arriva
Trains Wales. The same livery was applied to the Arriva London
Arriva London
fleet albeit with red in lieu of aquamarine to comply with a Transport for London requirement for buses to be 80% red. London
London
vehicles are now painted all-over red to comply with Transport for London's amended requirements. In the mid-2000s, an aquamarine livery with less cream, a dark blue skirt and yellow stripe was adopted for some longer distance services in the United Kingdom. The first buses to carry this new style were 3 Northern Counties Palatine
Northern Counties Palatine
II DAF DB250s based at the Arriva
Arriva
Southern Counties Gillingham garage for routes 700/701 between Medway Towns and Bluewater. Dubbed the interurban livery, in September 2009 it was decided to adopt this livery as standard for all UK buses. Most European operations retain the old livery, although some Czech buses have also received it. In December 2008 Arriva Trains Wales
Arriva Trains Wales
unveiled a dark blue livery on its Mark 2 carriages, this has since been adopted as its standard livery. Exceptions to standard livery include:

Arriva
Arriva
Denmark – Movia yellow Arriva London
Arriva London
– red livery specified by Transport for London Arriva Rail London
Arriva Rail London
– white, orange & blue livery specified by Transport for London Arriva
Arriva
Stockholm
Stockholm
– red Chiltern Railways
Chiltern Railways
– existing white & blue livery retained, superseded in 2013 by a white & silver livery CrossCountry
CrossCountry
– maroon, grey & pink Grand Central – existing black & orange livery retained Green Line Coaches
Green Line Coaches
– light & dark green Glasgow Flyer
Glasgow Flyer
– white, green & black New Enterprise Coaches
New Enterprise Coaches
– white with red logos Northern - white & blue livery specified by Department for Transport Spurt – red and white Tellings-Golden Miller
Tellings-Golden Miller
and all of its subsidiaries VT Transman, Hungary – light blue Wardle Transport
Wardle Transport
Arriva
Arriva
livery but with red in lieu of aquamarine Yorkshire Tiger
Yorkshire Tiger
Yorkshire Tiger
Yorkshire Tiger
branded vehicles are mainly orange with the exception of Tiger Blue and Flying Tiger which are blue

Sapphire premium services[edit] Arriva
Arriva
has introduced the Sapphire brand for premium services in the UK, in similar fashion to Stagecoach Gold
Stagecoach Gold
with buses fitted with leather sets and WiFi.[128][129] References[edit]

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