August 18, 2017 9:53 PM ET

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Company Overview of Arriva plc

Company Overview

Arriva plc provides passenger transportation services. The company offers a range of services, including local bus, inter-urban commuter coach, tram and light rail, waterbus, demand response and non-emergency patient transport, and airport related transport services, as well as local, regional, and national train services. The company offers its services for private and public organizations, as well as national, regional, and local governments across Europe. The company was formerly known as Cowie Group plc and changed its name to Arriva plc in November 1997. The company was founded in 1938 and is based in Sunderland, United Kingdom. As of August 26, 2010, Arriva plc operates as a subsidiary...

Admiral Way

Doxford International Business Park

Sunderland,  SR3 3XP

United Kingdom

Founded in 1938

42,300 Employees


44 19 1520 4000


44 19 1520 4001

Key Executives for Arriva plc

Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Managing Director of Arriva Trains Wales
Chief Executive Officer of Arriva Slovakia
Managing Director of Arriva UK Trains
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2017.

Arriva plc Key Developments

DB Arriva Reports Earnings and Operating Results for the First Half of 2017

DB Arriva reported earnings and operating results for the first half of 2017. For the period, the company’s total revenues rose 5.3%, or EUR 133 million to EUR 2.7 billion. Adjusted earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) rose 3.8% to EUR 110 million. For the period, the company Patronage on its trains and buses rose by 145.3 million or 17%, to nearly one billion passengers in the first half of 2017. Rail volume produced rose by 22.9%, bus volume by 5%.

Arriva Wins Swedish Rail Franchise Contract of €550 Million

Arriva has won an eight-year contract valued at €550 million to run the Pågatågen train services in Sweden up to December 2026. The transport authority of the Skåne region awarded the contract to the company via a competitive tender process. The company has been operating the rail services in this region since 2007 and had already secured a two-year extension on its franchise through to 2018 prior to the latest award.

Stuart Cockburn Joins Arriva as Strategy and Development Director

Arriva announced that Stuart Cockburn has been appointed as the Group's Strategy and Development Director. Stuart will be a member of the Executive Committee and will be responsible for strategy, business development and asset management. He will lead the development and delivery of Arriva's strategy and accelerate growth through the development of new markets and technology. He will also lead the development of a group wide asset management strategy to realise cost benefits throughout Arriva. Stuart has extensive UK and international experience gained from working with both blue-chip and midmarket companies in a range of senior roles, which include his most recent role at the broadcasting and telecoms company Arqiva, as well as Cable & Wireless, and the strategy consulting firm Booz & Company.

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