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May 24, 2015 6:02 PM ET

Road and Rail

Company Overview of Arriva plc

Company Overview

Arriva plc provides passenger transportation services in Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. It offers bus, train, commuter coach, waterbus, and airport related transportation services. The company also operates a fleet of non-emergency ambulances and cars, patient transportation ambulances, and specialist ambulances to provide a range of public sector transportation services, including special education needs transportation, social care transportation, and patient transportation services in the United Kingdom. In addition, it specializes in the sale of new and used buses and c...

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 and Director
Age: 63
Managing Director
Managing Director of Operations - Germany
Age: 46
Managing Director of Arriva Scandinavia
Managing Director for Swedish Operation
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Arriva plc Key Developments

Arriva Wins Five-Year Bus Service Contract in Southern Serbian City of Nis

Arriva announced that it has been awarded five-year contract to operate bus services in the southern Serbian city of Nis. The new contract, worth €12 million ($13.9 million), began on January 1, 2014 and is operating using a refurbished fleet of 33 single-deck vehicles. As part of the new contract Arriva - having previously only operated in the north of Serbia, has also taken on a team of 125 new employees to run the operation.

Arriva Appoints Kevin O'Connor as Managing Director, UK Bus

Arriva announced the appointment of Kevin O'Connor as managing director, UK Bus. Kevin, who will sit on Arriva's Executive Committee, joins the firm on 2 March from G4S where he held a variety of senior leadership roles between 2001 and 2015, most recently as regional managing director of G4S Cash Solutions UK and Ireland. In his new role, Kevin will be responsible for the development and overall direction of Arriva's UK regional bus businesses and its London bus operations - working closely with its regional managing directors.

Arriva Appoints Chris Burchell as Managing Director UK Trains

Arriva announced on that it has appointed Chris Burchell as managing director UK Trains. The company stated that Burchell will also sit on Arriva's Executive Committee. In his new role, Burchell will be responsible for the overall direction and development of Arriva's six UK-based train operating companies; Arriva Trains Wales, Chiltern Railways, CrossCountry, Grand Central, Tyne and Wear Metro and joint venture, London Overground (LOROL). Burchell was most recently with Go-Ahead Group where he has served as managing director for the Southern franchise since 2006. Earlier, Burchell worked for Railtrack and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office.

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