Arriva Rail London

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

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

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 December 2019, 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
Dalston Junction to Battersea Park 2tpd 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
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 4 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 710
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 710
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 710
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 line
Route tph Calling at Stock
Romford to Upminster 2 Emerson Park 710

Rolling stock[edit]

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

On 22 May 2019 TfL announced that approval had been gained for the Class 710s to enter passenger service. The first two units entered service on the Gospel Oak to Barking Line on Thursday 23 May 2019 and the remaining six were in service by August 2019, with the first unit entering service on the Watford DC line on 9 September 2019. The first units on the Lea Valley lines entered service on 3 March 2020 after a first attempt on 24 February 2020.[10][11] Their use on Romford–Upminster line services began in October 2020.[12]

Current fleet[edit]

Trainset  Class  Image Type  Top speed   Number   Train Numbers   Cars   Seat layout   Routes operated   Built 
 mph   km/h 
Bombardier Electrostar 378/1 Capitalstar EMU 75 120 20 378135–154 5 Longitudinal East London line
South London line
2009–10
378/2 Capitalstar Class 378 number 226 at Stratford.jpg EMU 75 120 37 378201–378234
378255–378257
5 Longitudinal North London line
West London line
East London line
South London line
2008–11
London Overground Class 378-2.png
Bombardier Aventra 710/1 Unit 710261 at Leyton Midland Road May2019b.jpg EMU 75 120 30 710101-130 4 Longitudinal Lea Valley lines
Romford–Upminster line
2017–20
710/2 EMU 75 120 22 710256-273 4 Longitudinal Gospel Oak to Barking line
Watford DC line
2017–20

Future fleet[edit]

The following types of rolling stock are planned:

Trainset Class Image Type No. built Coaches Routes operated Years built Unit nos.
Bombardier Aventra 710/2 Unit 710261 at Leyton Midland Road May2019b.jpg EMU 6 5 North London line
West London line
2017–20 710274-279

Past fleet[edit]

Former train types operated by Arriva Rail London include:

Trainset  Class   Image   Type  Top speed Number Carriages Routes operated Years built Years
operated
Notes
 mph   km/h 
Bombardier Turbostar 172/0 DMU 100 160 8 2 Gospel Oak to Barking line 2010 2010–19 Replaced by 3 shortened Class 378 units and Class 710/2
Transferred to West Midlands Trains
Class 172 LO Diagram with correct wheels.PNG
BREL 1972 "PEP" Class 315 EMU 75 120 17 4 Lea Valley lines
Romford–Upminster line
1980–81 2015–2020 Replaced by Class 710/1
BR Second Generation (Mark 3) Class 317/7 EMU 100 161 8 4 Lea Valley lines 1981–82 2015–2020 Replaced by Class 710/1
Stored at Northampton
Class 317 London Overground.png
Class 317/8 EMU 100 161 6 4 Lea Valley lines 1981–82 2015–2020 Replaced by Class 710/1
Stored at Ely and Northampton

Depots[edit]

Arriva Rail London's fleet is maintained at Ilford, New Cross Gate 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. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  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
  10. ^ "Bombardier Class 710/1s finally make their passenger debut on West Anglia suburban routes". Rail. 4 March 2020. Retrieved 4 March 2020.
  11. ^ Matters, Transport for London | Every Journey. "New London Overground electric trains enter service". Transport for London. Retrieved 22 May 2019.
  12. ^ Matters, Transport for London | Every Journey. "New London Overground electric trains enter service". Transport for London. Retrieved 22 May 2019.
Preceded by
London Overground Rail Operations
Operator of London Overground concession
2016 - 2024
Succeeded by
incumbent