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November 27, 2015 11:35 AM ET

Road and Rail

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


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Key Executives for Arriva plc

Chief Executive Officer and Director
Age: 64
Chief Financial Officer
Managing Director
Managing Director of Operations - Germany
Age: 47
Managing Director of Arriva Scandinavia
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Arriva plc Key Developments

Deutsche Bahn To Sell Minority Stake In Arriva And Schenker

Deutsche Bahn Aktiengesellschaft is looking for investors in its Arriva passenger transport business, Arriva plc and its Schenker logistics unit, Schenker AG, Ruediger Grube, Chief Executive Officer of Deutsche Bahn said to Welt am Sonntag. Grube said, "We will not give up majority ownership at Arriva or Schenker. Both groups will continue to be fully consolidated at Deutsche Bahn in the future." Grube adds, "The Arriva stake sale could start as early as end-2016, though finding investors for Schenker will need more time."

Deutsche Bahn Reportedly Exploring Options For Arriva

Deutsche Bahn Aktiengesellschaft has mandated Lazard to explore options for its Arriva plc passenger transport business as it seeks to raise money for investments in an increasingly competitive market, two people familiar with the matter said. Lazard has been asked to prepare a feasibility study for a potential stock market flotation of Arriva, the sources said, adding that Deutsche Bahn's supervisory board wants to use the paper as a basis for discussions on the company's future at its December meeting. Lazard declined to comment and Deutsche Bahn was not immediately available for comment.

Arriva plc Receives £1.4 Billion Bus and Rail Contract in the Netherlands

Arriva plc has been awarded a £1.4 billion bus and rail contract in the Netherlands. Arriva will begin the 15-year contract in the Dutch province of Limburg from 11 December 2016 and will operate a fleet of 226 new buses which will serve passengers in towns and cities including Maastricht, Heerlen and Roermond. A fleet of 36 new trains will also be operated by Arriva in the Limburg province with services including cross-border trains to Germany and Belgium. The contract award cements the firm’s position as one of the leading public transport operators in the Netherlands where they already operate 1,200 buses, 101 trains and have 5,000 employees. Arriva has a total of 55,000 employees across Europe.

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