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  • The Department for Transport has directly awarded incumbent Arriva a new contract to operate CrossCountry passenger services
    Rail Business UK

    New CrossCountry contract includes capacity, accessibility and environmental improvements

    2020-10-16T12:37:00Z

    UK: The Department for Transport has directly awarded incumbent Arriva a new contract to operate CrossCountry services for a further three years. CrossCountry Managing Director Tom Joyner tells Rail Business UK about the operator’s plans, saying ’the good thing is the longevity, which CrossCountry really needs as it gives us a real chance to do some serious planning for the future.’

  • Czech train (Photo: ČD).
    News

    Arriva and ČD win long-distance contracts

    2020-10-15T07:36:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: Arriva Vlaky has been awarded a seven-year contract to operate PSO-supported inter-regional services on routes R14A and R14B from Liberec to Pardubice and Ústí nad Labem with effect from December 13. The Ministry of Transport announced on October 5 that Arriva’s bid was KC302m ...

  • Arriva UK Trains has appointed Richard Allen as the next Managing Director of Chiltern Railways.
    Rail Business UK

    Richard Allan to head Chiltern Railways

    2020-10-05T05:00:00Z

    UK: Arriva UK Trains has appointed Richard Allan as the next Managing Director of Chiltern Railways. Formerly People Strategy Director and Deputy Managing Director at Arriva Rail North and subsequently the OLR-led Northern Trains Ltd, he is expected to join Chiltern in early October. ...

  • Grand Central Class 90 loco (Photo: DB Cargo UK)
    Rail Business UK

    Grand Central drops plans for Blackpool – London open access service

    2020-09-10T11:06:00Z

    Rail Business UK understands that after months of work exploring all options, it had become clear that the service would not be financially viable until at least 2024.

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    Rail Business UK

    Chris Burchell to leave Arriva to join the energy sector

    2020-09-09T15:57:00Z

    Chris Burchell tells Rail Business UK why he has decided to leave Arriva, and his thoughts on the future of the rail industry.

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    News

    Eurostar Chief Executive Mike Cooper to lead Arriva

    2020-08-21T08:19:00Z

    EUROPE: Eurostar Chief Executive Mike Cooper has been appointed as the next Arriva Group CEO with effect from early October, succeeding Dr Manfred Rudhart who is stepping down after almost five years. Cooper’s previous roles have included Managing Director of the direct sales business of the ...

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    News

    Arriva awards Guardia ETCS retrofitting contract

    2020-07-04T05:00:00Z

    NETHERLANDS: Arriva Nederland has awarded Stadler a contract to retrofit 36 Flirt multiple-units used on regional services in Limburg with Guardia ETCS onboard equipment. The contract includes obtaining approval for the use of Guardia in Germany and Belgium, because eight of the EMUs are used on ...

  • Deutsche Bahn has put the first of its fleet of ICE4 trainsets into regular operation (Photo: DB).
    News

    ​DB set for emergency funding package as losses mount

    2020-05-14T14:07:00Z

    GERMANY: Emergency support to help Deutsche Bahn weather the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic is likely to come in the form of another equity injection, according to proposals being drawn up by the federal government ahead of a DB board meeting on May 15. ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Northern enters public ownership with new Managing Director

    2020-03-04T17:41:00Z

    Speaking to Rail Business UK, Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps accepted that whilst some changes would come in immediately, including deep cleaning of all trains and improvements to Sunday timetables, passengers needed to accept that ‘things won’t change overnight’.

  • Northern Class 195 DMUs at Manchester Oxford Road (Photo: Tony MIles)
    Rail Business UK

    Northern franchise termination was the only option, says Transport for the North

    2020-02-25T06:00:00Z

    Industry sources have expressed some unease at the decision to terminate Arriva’s franchise rather than agree to its proposals for stabilisation. But termination was the only available option, Transport for the North Strategic Rail Director David Hoggarth tells Rail Business UK’s Tony Miles.

  • The first Stadler Wink for Arriva
    News

    Stadler Wink regional DMU revealed

    2020-02-21T14:49:00Z

    NETHERLANDS: The first Stadler Wink multiple-unit has been revealed. Following testing it is expected to arrive in the Netherlands this spring, with entry into service on Arriva’s regional routes in Groningen and Friesland planned by the end of the year. Arriva is the launch customer for ...

  • The Northern franchise which is currently held by Arriva will be nationalised on March 1, Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps confirmed  (Photo: Tony Miles)
    Rail Business UK

    No immediate changes to follow Northern nationalisation

    2020-01-29T15:35:00Z

    UK: The Northern franchise which is currently held by Arriva will be nationalised on March 1, Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps confirmed in a widely-anticipated announcement on January 29. This follows severe performance problems. Last year the Secretary of State requested proposals for the ...