All Arriva articles

  • Steve Best
    Rail Business UK

    Next London Overground Managing Director appointed


    UK: London Overground concessionaire Arriva Rail London has appointed Finance & Commercial Director Steve Best as Managing Director with effect from January 1 2024. He will succeed Paul Hutchings, who is moving to a role at parent company Arriva UK Trains. In 2013 Best became Finance ...

  • Trieste Glimble
    Metro Report International

    Glimble MaaS app launches in Trieste


    ITALY: Arriva has begun offering its Glimble mobility-as-a-service platform in Trieste, covering buses, boats, bike sharing and on-demand services. ‘We want to encourage people to view buses, bikes and other modes of transport as a single network rather than separate services’, explained Angelo Costa, Managing Director ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Interview: Rethinking ‘unusual and special’ CrossCountry


    UK: CrossCountry’s National Rail Contract came into force on October 15, giving the business some medium-term certainty and Managing Director Tom Joyner a chance to reflect with Rail Business UK on its evolving role as a truly national train operator.

  • Arriva Stadler Wink multiple-unit in the Netherlands

    Deutsche Bahn to sell Arriva Group to I Squared


    EUROPE: German national railway Deutsche Bahn has signed an agreement to sell the whole of Arriva Group to infrastructure investment manager I Squared Capital. The transaction announced on October 19 is expected to complete in 2024, subject to customary closing conditions including the approval of the ...

  • CrossCountry Voyager
    Rail Business UK

    Voyager transfer anticipated as CrossCountry gets National Rail Contract


    UK: The Department for Transport has directly awarded Arriva UK Trains a National Rail Contract to continue to operate CrossCountry long-distance passenger services. The contract announced on September 19 succeeds a unique Operating Cost Franchise Agreement which DfT entered into in October 2020 during the pandemic. ...

  • London Overground at West Croydon
    Rail Business UK

    Arriva’s London Overground operating concession to be extended


    UK: Transport for London has awarded Arriva a two-year extension to its concession to operate London Overground services. Arriva Rail London has operated London Overground inner-suburban services under a concession model since November 2016. TfL takes the revenue risk, while the operator receives a fixed payment ...

  • Arriva train in Denmark

    Sale of Arriva’s Danish and Serbian businesses completed


    EUROPE: München-based private equity investor Mutares says it plans to increase operational efficiency and leverage ‘strong expertise in tendering for public sector contracts’ following its acquisition of Arriva’s activities in Denmark and Serbia. The transaction covers bus services in Denmark and Serbia, plus rail, ferry and ...

  • Arriva Wink train

    Netherlands – Belgium – France open access train service planned


    EUROPE: Arriva Nederland has applied for permission to launch an open access passenger service from the north of the Netherlands to Belgium and Paris.

  • Chiltern Class 168 DMU
    Rail Business UK

    Arriva UK Trains appoints partner to develop ACE digital customer platform


    UK: Arriva UK Trains has formed a strategic partnership with Nagarro to further develop its Arriva Customer Engine digital ticket retailing and real-time information platform. ACE launched at Arriva’s Chiltern Railways business five years ago and according to the company is now ‘a feature-rich, mature platform’ ...

  • Grand Central train
    Rail Business UK

    Arriva calls for open access summit


    UK: Arriva has called for an ‘open access summit’ to enable the rail industry to ’collectively work through the barriers and agree practical steps for unleashing more of these innovative services, including through making best use of unused capacity on the network’. In the George Bradshaw ...

  • Arriva contract

    Arriva wins Zutphen – Hengelo – Oldenzaal operating contract


    NETHERLANDS: Arriva has won the next contract to operate passenger trains on the Zutphen – Hengelo – Oldenzaal line and local bus services in Twente. Incumbent operator Keolis had also bid for the Twente-ZHO contract awarded by Overijssel province with Gelderland participating in the rail element. The ...

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    Arriva enters the Dutch night train market


    NETHERLANDS: Arriva has confirmed it will launch its first open access night train service from Maastricht to Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport with the December timetable change.

  • Arriva Kujawsko-Pomorskie contract

    Polish regional operating contracts awarded


    POLAND: Kujawsko–Pomorskie voivodship has awarded incumbents and sole bidders Arriva and Polregio tendered eight-year contracts to operate local passenger train services until December 2030. The voivodship was a pioneer in opening the Polish passenger rail market. Arriva said ‘15 years of joint activities show that co–operation ...

  • Arriva train in Denmark

    Deutsche Bahn sells Arriva businesses to private equity holding company


    EUROPE: Deutsche Bahn has reached agreement to sell its Arriva local transport activities in Denmark, Poland and Serbia.

  • Roslagsbanan

    Stockholm narrow gauge suburban services transfer to Transdev


    SWEDEN: Transdev took over from Arriva as operator of Stockholm’s 891 mm gauge Roslagsbanan suburban network on April 15. The operating contract awarded by regional transport authority Storstockholms Lokaltrafik runs for 12 years and has a total value of around SKr4bn. ‘We have been preparing for ...

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    Finland’s VR buys Arriva’s Swedish rail and bus business


    SWEDEN: Finland’s national railway VR Group is to acquire Deutsche Bahn’s Swedish train and bus operating business Arriva Sverige, with the aim of expanding in the urban transport sector and becoming a significant operator in the larger Swedish market. Arriva Sverige is Sweden’s third largest train ...

  • London Overground Waymap trial
    Rail Business UK

    App assists visually impaired passengers through the full rail journey


    UK: London Overground operator Arriva Rail London has funded a trial of an audio navigation app from Waymap which is designed to help people with visual impairments travel more independently. The app has previously been tested at Birmingham International and stations in Los Angeles and Washington ...

  • Arriva Stadler Wink multiple-units

    Diesel train modified for battery traction tests


    NETHERLANDS: One of Arriva’s 18 Stadler Wink diesel multiple-units has been temporarily modified to test the potential for using battery power for emission-free operation without the cost of fixed electrification infrastructure. Normally used on secondary routes around Groningen and Leeuwarden, the Wink units are powered by ...

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    Arriva eyes night trains to Schiphol


    NETHERLANDS: Arriva Netherlands has applied for rights to operate open access night trains linking Maastricht and Groningen to the Randstad region and Schiphol airport, challenging the current NS monopoly of the core national network.

  • Arriva Stadler Wink multiple-unit (7)

    Dutch lines get the Wink


    NETHERLANDS. The 18 Stadler Wink multiple-units ordered by Arriva for use around Groningen and Leeuwarden began entering regular service on April 12. Arriva was the launch customer for Stadler’s Wandelbarer Innovativer Nahverkehrs-Kurzzug (‘convertible, innovative short train for local transport’) placing a €170m ...