|Subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn|
|Dr Manfred Rudhart (CEO)|
|Products||Bus, coach, ferry, train & trolleybus services|
|Revenue||€4.84 billion (December 2015)|
|€525 million (December 2015)|
Number of employees
|55,000 (December 2015)|
Arriva is a multinational public transport company headquartered in Sunderland, England. It was established in 1938 as T Cowie and through a number of mergers and acquisitions was rebranded Arriva in 1997 and became a subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn in 2010. Arriva operates bus, coach, train, tram and waterbus services in 14 countries across Europe. As at December 2015 it employed 55,000 people and operated 2.2 billion passenger journeys annually. It operates as three divisions: UK Bus, UK Rail and Mainland Europe.
- 1 History
- 2 Current operations
- 2.1 Croatia
- 2.2 Czech Republic
- 2.3 Denmark
- 2.4 Hungary
- 2.5 Italy
- 2.6 Netherlands
- 2.7 Poland
- 2.8 Portugal
- 2.9 Serbia
- 2.10 Slovakia
- 2.11 Slovenia
- 2.12 Spain
- 2.13 Sweden
- 2.14 United Kingdom
- 3 Former operations
- 4 Controversy
- 5 Branding
- 6 References
- 7 External links
The company was founded by TSK Cowie in Sunderland in 1938 as a second-hand motorcycle dealer trading as T Cowie Limited. In 1948 the business was re-launched by Tom Cowie, the founder's son, still selling motorcycles. T Cowie plc was floated in December 1964, and in 1965 it bought out the first of many car dealerships.
In 1972 it formed Cowie Contract Hire, which became the largest contract hire business in the UK. In 1980 T Cowie made its first foray into bus operations, buying the Grey-Green operation in London from the George Ewer Group.
In 1984 T Cowie plc acquired the Hanger Group, which included Interleasing, a large vehicle leasing business. Further leasing companies acquired were Marley Leasing, RoyScot Drive and Ringway Leasing. Following the retirement of Tom Cowie, the company was renamed Cowie Group plc in April 1994.
Cowie plc bought United Automobile Services and British Bus in July and August 1996, both of which had acquired a number of privatised bus companies. 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.
In June 1999 Arriva sold its vehicle-hire business to General Motors. In February 2000 Arriva purchased MTL Holdings, which included its first UK rail franchises, Merseyrail Electrics and Northern Spirit. In 2002/03 Arriva sold its motor-retailing businesses and in February 2006 it sold its vehicle-rental business to Northgate. In April 2008 the LNWR train maintenance business in England was acquired.
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. SNCF subsidiary Keolis and Arriva entered discussions regarding a merger, but in April 2010 Deutsche Bahn made a takeover offer for Arriva at 775 pence a share (£1.585 billion). The takeover was approved by the European Commission in August 2010, conditional on Deutsche Bahn disposing of some Arriva services in Germany. The takeover took effect on 27 August 2010, and Arriva was delisted from the London Stock Exchange on 31 August 2010.
In late 2011 Arriva acquired Grand Central Railway and sold its Arriva Scotland West bus operation. In May 2013 Arriva purchased Veolia Transport's Central European business with 3,400 vehicles.
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 vlaky s.r.o. in 2009. These four companies are owned through ARRIVA holding Česká republika s.r.o. which is owned by the Dutch company Arriva Coöperatie W.A. (majority of 99,9 % since 2008).
Since July 2013, the current Veolia Transport Česká republika a.s. with its four subsidiary companies fell under Arriva group as Arriva Transport Česká republika a.s. The daughter companies were simultaneously renamed and rebranded to ARRIVA PRAHA s.r.o., ARRIVA TEPLICE s.r.o., ARRIVA VÝCHODNÍ ČECHY a.s. and ARRIVA MORAVA a.s. They operates primarily buses (it is the biggest bus transport operator in the Czech Republic) but also trolleybuses in Teplice (Arriva Teplice) and Desná Railway (Arriva Morava). Arriva Transport Česká republika a.s. is owned by the German company ARRIVA EUROPE GmbH.
The two Arriva holdings in the Czech Republic have not any direct interconnection yet. Moreover, the Arriva group operated in the Czech Republic also through the German rail transport company Vogtlandbahn GmbH.
Bus & coach
In December 2006 Arriva purchased Transcentrum Bus, a leading company operating bus services in Mladá Boleslav District of Central Bohemian Region, north east of Prague. In January 2007 Arriva acquired Bosák Bus, which operates to the south west of Prague and the Příbram District of Central Bohemian Region, strengthening its position in the Czech Republic bus market. In November 2007 Arriva acquired Osnado, which operates bus and coach services in the north of Hradec Králové Region in East Bohemia, in the foothills of Krkonoše mountains. The three bus companies retain their original names but with the Arriva corporate logo and livery. They are owned by holding company Česká republika and operate 250 buses. At the turn of 2014/2015, Bosák Bus s.r.o. was merged to Transcentrum Bus s.r.o. and Transcentrum Bus s.r.o. renamed to Arriva Střední Čechy s.r.o.
In July 2013 Veolia Transport Česká republika a.s. was purchased with its four subsidiary companies which were renamed Arriva Morava, Arriva Praha, Arriva Teplice and Arriva Východní Čechy. These four companies are owned by holding company Arriva Transport Česká republika. It is the largest bus operator in the Czech Republic with a fleet of 1,600 buses. It also operates trolleybuses in Teplice (Arriva Teplice) and trains in Desná Railway (Arriva Morava).
German rail transport company Vogtlandbahn, owned by Arriva since 2004, operated several train routes in the Czech Republic as a subcontractor of 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 operates under its own name the line Trilex (Liberec – Zittau – Varnsdorf – Rybniště/Seifhennersdorf). After Arriva was bought by Deutsche Bahn in 2010, Vogtlandbahn was resold to the Italian state railways Ferrovie dello Stato together with Luxembourg infrastructure fund Cube.
Since September 2013 to December 2013 Arriva vlaky tried operating a commercial service from Praha Masarykovo nádraží to Kralupy nad Vltavou in competition with subsidised lines of České dráhy. The company did not succeed with their efforts to accapt this line to the system of subsidised public transport.
Four trains on the local Desná Railway, operated by Connex Morava (lately Veolia Transport Morava) since 2002, were taken over by Arriva Morava in July 2013.
In September 1997 Arriva purchased Unibus. In March 1999 Arriva Denmark expanded with the acquisition of Bus Danmark In April 2001 Arriva acquired Denmark's largest bus operator, Combus with 1,200 vehicles. In August 2004 Arriva purchased Wulff, which operated buses in Jutland and Copenhagen. In 2007 Arriva acquired Veolia Denmark, then Denmark's second largest bus operator with 640 buses. Arriva operates 50% of bus services in Copenhagen and 40% throughout Denmark.
In 2003 Arriva began operating an eight-year contract to operate services in mid Jutland. In March 2009 Arriva was awarded a new franchise until December 2018. Arriva operates 17% of the Danish rail network.
In 2000 Arriva began operating waterbuses in Copenhagen's harbour.
In April 2008 Arriva purchased an 80% shareholding in Eurobus Invest, Hungary's largest private bus operator, which operates services in Hungary and Slovakia. In 2009 Arriva purchased the remaining 20%. 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. This will see 150 Mercedes-Benz Citaros added to the 225 bus fleet. The joint venture now operates under the VT-Arriva brand.
Bus & coach
In May 2004 Arriva expanded into the Udine area of the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region, buying 49% of 500 bus SAF, exercising an option in December 2005 to increase its stake to 60%. In October 2005 Arriva began operating in the Piemonte and Valle d'Aosta regions of northern Italy with an 80% shareholding in SADEM, increased to 100% in 2008. In 2006 Arriva purchased a 35% share in Trieste Trasporti, increased in 2007 to 40%.
Bus & coach
In 2003 it won further work in Drenthe and Province of Groningen. It won further contracts in 2005 in Drenthe and Waterland and later in the Drechtsteden, Alblasserwaard, Rivierenland, Meierij, Oost-Brabant, and Vijfheerenlanden areas. In 2009 Arriva lost the contracts in Drenthe and Groningen upon retendering but in 2010 won a contract in Achterhoek and retained the Rivierenland contract. From December 2012 Arriva won the contract for Zuid Holland North, around Leiden, Alphen aan den Rijn and Gouda and in Friesland around Leeuwarden.
|Rivierenland||01 Jan 03||11 Dec 10|
|Waterland||11 Dec 05||10 Dec 11|
|Drechtsteden/Alblasserwaard/Vijfheerenlanden||01 Jan 07||31 Dec 18|
|Hoeksche Waard/Goeree-Overflakkee||01 Jan 08||15 Dec 14|
|Meierij||10 Dec 06||09 Dec 14|
|Oost-Brabant||10 Dec 06||09 Dec 14|
|Ameland||01 Mar 09||31 Dec 15|
|Schiermonnikoog||01 Mar 09||31 Dec 15|
|Terschelling||01 Mar 09||31 Dec 15|
|Vlieland||01 Mar 09||31 Dec 15|
|Achterhoek/Rivierenland||12 Dec 10||01 Jan 21|
|Lelystad/Flevoland||04 Sep 11||04 Sep 21|
|North and Southwest Friesland||09 Dec 12||12 Dec 20|
|Zuid Holland Noord||09 Dec 12||12 Dec 20|
Arriva established the joint venture NoordNed with Nederlandse Spoorwegen in 1999, taking 100% ownership in 2003, and dropping the name NoordNed two years later. In 2005 it secured a 15-year contract to operate trains from Groningen to Leeuwarden, Delfzijl, Roodeschool and Nieuweschans. It also secured a contract to operate trains from Leeuwarden to Harlingen Haven and to Stavoren. Later that year it secured a contract to operate trains from Dordrecht to Gorinchem and on to Geldermalsen (MerwedeLingelijn). In 2012 Arriva commenced operating trains in the Achterhoek and between Zwolle and Emmen. These services operate under the Spurt brand.
On 21 June 2013 Arriva was selected to operate a new service between The Hague and Brussels. 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.
|Groningen/Friesland||11 Dec 05||15 Dec 20|
|Merwede-Lingelijn||01 Jan 07||31 Dec 18|
|North and Southwest Friesland||09 Dec 12||11 Dec 27|
|Gelderland/Achterhoek||09 Dec 12||01 Jan 21|
|Zwolle-Emmen||09 Dec 12||01 Jan 21|
Bus and train combination
The Province of Limburg awarded a contract in June 2015 to Arriva to provide for the entire public transport (buses and five regional rail lines) in Limburg from December 2016 up until 2031. 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. Another tenderer, Veolia, announced they will object to the decision of the province.
Arriva formed Arriva PCC, a joint venture with PCC Rail in December 2006. In December 2007 Arriva commenced operating services on all non-electrified lines in the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship. In June 2010 Arriva took 100% ownership of the business and renamed it Arriva RP. In December 2010 Arriva RP won a 10-year extension.
Bus & coach
In November 2000 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.
In June 2002 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 exercised an option to buy the remainder of the company. In May 2006 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%.
In May 2013 Arriva entered the Serbian bus market with the purchase of Veolia Transport Central Europe (Veolia Transport Litas in Požarevac and Veolia Transport Luv in Belgrade) with 250 buses. In January 2015, Arriva commenced operating bus services in Niš with 33 buses.
Arriva operates in Slovakia since 2008 and is the strongest private player in bus transport in Slovak Republic. It operates in the region of Nitra and Košice in city, regional, long-distance, foreign and commercial transport. It consists of 3 operating transport companies (ARRIVA NITRA a. s., ARRIVA Nové Zámky, a. s., ARRIVA Michalovce, a. s.), 2 service companies and 1 travel agency. Moreover, presented on the long-distance bus market under the brand name ARRIVA EXPRESS. The company employs more than 1,500 employees in Slovakia and operates more than 800 buses.  Arriva in Slovakia transports more than 50 million passengers and drives more than 46 million km yearly.
The Arriva group contains 6 companies in Slovakia. Arriva Slovakia, Joint Stock Company Arriva Nitra, Joint Stock Company Arriva Nové Zámky, Joint Stock Company Arriva Michalovce, Joint Stock Company Arriva Service, Ltd. Nitravel, Ltd.
In July 1998 Arriva purchased Mercancia Ideal Gallego followed in September 1999 by Transportes Finisterre, both in Galicia. Their services cover three of the four provinces in the region: A Coruña, Lugo and Ourense, including part of the famous Santiago pilgrimage route. In January 2002 Arriva commenced operating in Majorca with the purchase of Autocares Mallorca and Bus Nord. 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 acquired Autocares Fray Escoba and Esferain Madrid. In July 2008 Arriva acquired Empresa de Blas y Cia, which operates routes between Madrid and its southwestern suburbs (Alcorcón, Móstoles, Villaviciosa de Odón, Navalcarnero...), and between those suburbs.
Arriva has operated bus lines in southern Sweden/The Skåne Region since 1997 when it purchased Unibus of Denmark.
Arriva operates bus lines in some municipalities of Stockholms län: Sigtuna kommun, Upplands Väsby kommun and Ekerö kommun. In August 2012 Arriva commenced operating in the Bromma, Täby and Solna parts of Stockholm with 255 buses under a 12-year contract with the regional transport authority. In January 2013 a further 229 buses were added.
Arriva has operated services in the Halland Region since June 2010, partly taking over services from Swebus.
In 2009 Arriva expanded its rail operations in the country with a new contract operating the Kinnekulletåget between Göteborg and Örebro. In December 2010 DB Regio Sverige AB started to operate regional trains in Östgötapendeln. In November 2011 the company was renamed Arriva Östgötapendeln AB.
Since August 2012, Arriva has operated Stockholm area tramlines Tvärbanan, Nockebybanan as well as the light rail systems Lidingöbanan and Saltsjöbanan. In January 2013, Arriva commenced operating commuter trains on Roslagsbanan north of Stockholm.
Bus and coach
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Arriva operates 5,900 buses in London, the north east, north west and south east of England, Yorkshire, the Midlands and Wales.
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 in 2014 by the CQC said that patients were "often" arriving late for appointments, and taxi drivers with "poor attitudes" being used when other resources were unavailable.
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 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.
Arriva has operated a number of rail franchises in the UK since privatisation in 1996 though its subsidiary, Arriva UK Trains. It gained its first franchises in February 2000, though both these have now been lost. Arriva UK Trains currently runs a number of train operating companies:
- Arriva TrainCare (Previously London & North Western Railway) operates train maintenance depots at Bristol, Cambridge, Crewe, Eastleigh and Newcastle.
- Arriva Trains Wales/Trenau Arriva Cymru operates the majority of rail services in Wales. The Wales & Borders franchise runs from 7 December 2003 until 13 October 2018.
- CrossCountry operates long-distance cross-country routes, franchise runs until 9 November 2019
- Chiltern Railways operates services on the Chiltern Main Line, franchise runs until December 2021
- Grand Central open access operator operating services on the East Coast Main Line purchased in November 2011
- Tyne & Wear Metro concession runs until April 2017
- London Overground Rail Operations 50/50 joint venture with MTR Corporation 50% shareholding, concession runs until November 2016, to become a 100% Arriva operation when Arriva Rail London takes over in November 2016
- Northern franchise runs until 31 March 2025
Following the purchase of Arriva by Deutsche Bahn in August 2010, 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 Rail Operations.
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 rail franchises. 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.
During 2011/12 Arriva's applications to bid for the InterCity West Coast, Greater Anglia, Essex Thameside and Thameslink franchises were all rejected by the Department for Transport. Following this run of failure Arriva was publicly critical of the government's prequalification process and called for it to be abolished. However Arriva was subsequently shortlisted for the Greater Western, Crossrail, Caledonian Sleeper and ScotRail franchises.
In April 2004 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. In 2007 Arriva purchased an 85% shareholding in Osthannoversche Eisenbahnen.
As part of the takeover of Arriva by Deutsche Bahn, Arriva's German railway operations were sold to Ferrovie dello Stato to comply with a European Commission condition. These are now branded as Netinera.
In July 2011 Arriva commenced operating a ten-year concession to operate all scheduled bus services on Malta and Gozo. Arriva held a 67% shareholding with the local Tumas Group owning the remaining 33%.
The main fleet of Arriva Malta was formed of 172 new King Long buses. These are supported on high-density routes by 68 former Arriva London Mercedes-Benz O530G Citaro articulated buses. Ten hybrid Optare Solos and two Bluebird mini-buses for use in the city of Valletta were also purchased. 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 livery for daily use alongside the main fleet. These included buses built by SCARNIF, MCV, BMC, King Long and Saracakis among others, with the main common factor being that they are all fully automatic and low floor designs.
Arriva has been harshly criticised both by commuters and by the government agency Transport Malta for consistently failing to keep up standards. On 14 November 2012, Arriva was harshly reprimanded by Transport 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.
In August 2013, the Government of Malta instructed Arriva Malta to remove the articulated buses from service, pending investigation following three major fire outbreaks in the span of 48 hours. 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.
By the end of December 2013 Arriva had run up losses of €50 million in two and a half years.
On 1 January 2014 Arriva ceased operations in Malta having been nationalised by the Maltese government as Malta Public Transport, with a new bus operator to take over its operations in the near future.
- Arriva Scotland West sold to McGill's Bus Services in March 2012
- The Original Tour sold to RATP Group in September 2014
- Arriva Horsham sold to Metrobus in 2009.
- Arriva Trains Merseyside ran urban rail services on Merseyside from February 2000 until March 2003
- Arriva Trains Northern ran local rail services in Northern England for the Regional Railways North East franchise from March 1997 until December 2004
- Wrexham & Shropshire joint venture open access operation (50% shareholding). Ran services between Wrexham and London, ceased January 2011 due to lack of profitability
In 2016 Arriva hit controversy when it broke EU laws by refusing to interview a UK national for a UK job because the applicant was not Romanian.
Prior to being rebranded as 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 Derby, 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 and Arriva Trains Wales. The same livery was applied to the Arriva London fleet albeit with red in lieu of aquamarine to comply with a Transport for London requirement for buses to be 80% red. Latterly, London vehicles have been painted all-over red to comply with Transport for London's new 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. 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 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 Denmark – Movia yellow
- Arriva London – normal red livery
- Arriva Shires & Essex – red livery for its Transport for London routes
- Arriva Southern Counties – red livery for its Transport for London routes
- Arriva Stockholm – red
- Chiltern Railways – existing white & blue livery retained, superseded in 2013 by a white & silver livery
- CrossCountry – maroon, grey & pink
- Grand Central – existing black & orange livery retained
- Green Line Coaches – light & dark green
- GlasgowFlyer – white, green & black
- London Overground – livery specified by Transport for London
- New Enterprise Coaches – white with red logos
- Spurt – red and white
- Tellings-Golden Miller and all of its subsidiaries
- VT Transman, Hungary – light blue
- Wardle Transport – Arriva livery but with red in lieu of aquamarine
- Yorkshire Tiger – Yorkshire Tiger branded vehicles are mainly orange with the exception of Tiger Blue and Flying Tiger which are blue
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- Companies House extract company no 347103 Arriva plc formerly Cowie Group plc formerly T Cowie plc
- Successful year for Arriva Railway Gazette International 24 March 2016
- Completed acquisition by Arriva Passenger Services Limited of the remainder of the entire share capital of Centrebus Holdings Limited Competition & Markets Authority 6 May 2014 page 2
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- History Masterlease
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