Arriva UK Bus

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Arriva UK Bus
Subsidiary company
IndustryPublic transport
HeadquartersSunderland, England
Key people
Iain Jago (Interim managing director)
ProductsBus services
Number of employees
16,000 (January 2015)

Arriva UK Bus is a major bus operator in the United Kingdom. It is a subsidiary of Arriva which runs transport services across Europe.

Based in Sunderland, England, Arriva UK Bus operates 5,900 buses in London, the North East, North West and South East of England, Yorkshire, The Midlands and Wales. It employs 16,000 people.[1]


Arriva's bus network in the UK originates from its acquisition of Grey-Green in 1980 and British Bus in August 1996.[2][3] It has the following operating units:

Network Information
Arriva Buses Wales Separated from Arriva North West & Wales in January 2009.
Arriva London Arriva London North/South. Regulated by Transport for London.
Arriva Midlands Arriva Derby, Arriva Fox County, Arriva Midlands North, Hinckley Bus, Stevensons of Uttoxeter and City Linx (Tamworth)
Arriva North East Arriva Teesside, Arriva Tees & District, Arriva Durham County & Arriva Northumbria
Arriva North West Arriva Merseyside & Arriva North West
Arriva The Shires
Arriva Southern Counties Arriva Colchester, Arriva Guildford & West Surrey, Arriva Kent & Sussex, Arriva Kent Thameside, Arriva Maidstone, Arriva Medway Towns, Arriva Southend & New Enterprise Coaches
Arriva Yorkshire All five Yorkshire based depots now operate under Arriva Yorkshire Limited
Green Line Operates express coach services between London and the Home Counties
The Heritage Fleet
Yorkshire Tiger Taken over by Arriva in September 2013, which also includes Tiger Blue and Flying Tiger

Former divisions[edit]


Fleet livery is aquamarine and blue. Arriva London buses operating services for Transport for London are painted red. Yorkshire Tiger buses are painted in an orange livery and Tiger Blue blue. New Enterprise Coaches retains its existing white and red livery.

in some regions, premium services are operated under the Sapphire brand[8] while interurban services are operated under the Max brand.[9]