Arriva Rail London

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Arriva Rail London
ArrivaRailLondon.svg
Kilburn High Road railway station MMB 07 378255.jpg
Overview
Franchise(s)London Overground
13 November 2016 - May 2024
Main region(s)Greater London
Parent companyArriva UK Trains
Websitearrivaraillondon.co.uk

Arriva Rail London[1] is a train operating company owned by Arriva UK Trains that operates the London Overground concession.

History[edit]

In April 2015, Transport for London placed a notice in the Official Journal of the European Union, inviting expressions of interest in operating the next concession.[2] In July 2015, Transport for London announced the shortlisted bidders for the next concession were Arriva UK Trains, ComfortDelGro, Govia and MTR Corporation.[3]

In March 2016, Arriva was awarded a seven-and-a-half-year concession with an option to extend for a further two years. Operations commenced on 13 November 2016.[4][5][6] Arriva held a 50% shareholding in the previous concession holder, London Overground Rail Operations.

Services[edit]

As of May 2018, the typical off-peak service pattern operated by Arriva Rail London is:[7]

East London line
Route tph Calling at Stock
Dalston Junction to New Cross 4 Haggerston, Hoxton, Shoreditch High Street, Whitechapel, Shadwell, Wapping, Rotherhithe, Canada Water, Surrey Quays 378
Dalston Junction to Clapham Junction 4 Haggerston, Hoxton, Shoreditch High Street, Whitechapel, Shadwell, Wapping, Rotherhithe, Canada Water, Surrey Quays, Queens Road Peckham, Peckham Rye, Denmark Hill, Clapham High Street, Wandsworth Road
late night daily service to Battersea Park
Highbury & Islington to Crystal Palace 4 Canonbury, Dalston Junction, Haggerston, Hoxton, Shoreditch High Street, Whitechapel, Shadwell, Wapping, Rotherhithe, Canada Water, Surrey Quays, New Cross Gate, Brockley, Honor Oak Park, Forest Hill, Sydenham
Highbury & Islington to West Croydon 4 Canonbury, Dalston Junction, Haggerston, Hoxton, Shoreditch High Street, Whitechapel, Shadwell, Wapping, Rotherhithe, Canada Water, Surrey Quays, New Cross Gate, Brockley, Honor Oak Park, Forest Hill, Sydenham, Penge West, Anerley, Norwood Junction
North London line
Route tph Calling at Stock
Richmond to Stratford 4 Kew Gardens, Gunnersbury, South Acton, Acton Central, Willesden Junction, Kensal Rise, Brondesbury Park, Brondesbury, West Hampstead, Finchley Road & Frognal, Hampstead Heath, Gospel Oak, Kentish Town West, Camden Road, Caledonian Road & Barnsbury, Highbury & Islington, Canonbury, Dalston Kingsland, Hackney Central, Homerton, Hackney Wick 378
Clapham Junction to Stratford 4 Imperial Wharf, West Brompton, Kensington (Olympia), Shepherd's Bush, Willesden Junction, Kensal Rise, Brondesbury Park, Brondesbury, West Hampstead, Finchley Road & Frognal, Hampstead Heath, Gospel Oak, Kentish Town West, Camden Road, Caledonian Road & Barnsbury, Highbury & Islington, Canonbury, Dalston Kingsland, Hackney Central, Homerton, Hackney Wick
Watford DC line
Route tph Calling at Stock
Watford Junction to London Euston 3 Watford High Street, Bushey, Carpenders Park, Hatch End, Headstone Lane, Harrow & Wealdstone, Kenton, South Kenton, North Wembley, Wembley Central, Stonebridge Park, Harlesden, Willesden Junction, Kensal Green, Queens Park, Kilburn High Road, South Hampstead 378
Gospel Oak to Barking line
Route tph Calling at Stock
Gospel Oak to Barking Upper Holloway, Crouch Hill, Harringay Green Lanes, South Tottenham, Blackhorse Road, Walthamstow Queen's Road, Leyton Midland Road, Leytonstone High Road, Wanstead Park, Woodgrange Park 378
Lea Valley lines
Route tph Calling at Stock
Liverpool Street to Enfield Town 2 Bethnal Green, Cambridge Heath, London Fields, Hackney Downs, Rectory Road, Stoke Newington, Stamford Hill, Seven Sisters, Bruce Grove, White Hart Lane, Silver Street, Edmonton Green, Bush Hill Park 315
or 317
Liverpool Street to Cheshunt 2 Bethnal Green, Cambridge Heath, London Fields, Hackney Downs, Rectory Road, Stoke Newington, Stamford Hill, Seven Sisters, Bruce Grove, White Hart Lane, Silver Street, Edmonton Green, Southbury, Turkey Street, Theobalds Grove
Liverpool Street to Chingford Bethnal Green, Hackney Downs, Clapton, St. James Street, Walthamstow Central, Wood Street, Highams Park
Romford–Upminster
Route tph Calling at Stock
Romford to Upminster 2 Emerson Park 315

Rolling stock[edit]

Arriva Rail London inherited a fleet of Class 172, 315, 317 and 378s. From 2019, the first of 54 Class 710s will be delivered.[8] These will replace the 172, 315 and 317s, and the 378s on Watford DC line duties allowing them to be concentrated on North, East, West and South London line services.[9]

Original fleet[edit]

Class Image Type Number Train numbers Cars per set Seat layout Routes operated Built
315/8 Unit 315817 at Chingford 2015.JPG EMU 17 315801–315817 4 2+3 Lea Valley
Romford to Upminster
1980/81
317/7 317708 at Seven Sisters.jpg EMU 8 317708–317710, 317714,
317719, 317723, 317729, 317732
4 2+2 1981/82
317/8 Unit 317890 at Upminster.JPG EMU 6 317887–317892 4 2+3 1981/82
378/1 Unit 378138 at Hoxton.jpg EMU 20 378135–378154 5 Longitudinal East London
South London
2008–2011
378/2 Au Morandarte Flickr DSC00425 (9562191131).jpg EMU 37 378201–378234
378255–378257
5 Longitudinal North London
West London
East London
South London
Watford
2008-2011

Future fleet[edit]

Class Operator No. built Year built Cars per set Unit nos. Description
Class 710/1 London Overground 31 2017–19 4 710101–710131 AC only for West Anglia lines
Class 710/2 17 710256–710269 Dual-voltage for GOBLIN (10) and Watford DC line (7)
710271–710273
6 5 710274–710279 Dual-voltage for NLL and WLL

Past fleet[edit]

Class Image Type Number Train numbers Cars per set Seat layout Routes operated Built
172/0 Overground-Class172-Gospel-Oak.jpg DMU 8 172001–172008 2 2+2 Gospel Oak to Barking 2010

Depots[edit]

Arriva Rail London's fleet is maintained at Ilford, New Cross and Willesden depots.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Companies House extract company no 4165861 Arriva Rail London Limited
  2. ^ TfL starts search for next operator to run Overground Transport for London 9 April 2015
  3. ^ Four bidders shortlisted for London Overground operating concession Railway Gazette International 29 June 2015
  4. ^ "Arriva wins £1.5bn London Overground contract" BBC News 18 March 2016
  5. ^ Transport for London announces intention to award London Overground contract to Arriva Arriva 18 March 2016
  6. ^ TfL confirm London Overground contract with Arriva signed Railway Technology Magazine 18 April 2016
  7. ^ "London Overground timetables". Transport for London. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
  8. ^ Bombardier wins London Overground EMU contract Railway Gazette International 19 June 2015
  9. ^ "TFL's order for West Anglia Aventra EMUs confirmed" Rail issue 780 5 August 2015 page 29
Preceded by
London Overground Rail Operations
London Overground concession
Operator of London Overground concession
2016 - 2024
Succeeded by
incumbent