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February 11, 2016 5:03 PM 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


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 2015.

Arriva plc Key Developments

Arriva Appoints Gillian Singh as Marketing and New Product Development Director of UK Bus Division

Arriva has appointed Gillian Singh as the marketing and new product development, director of its UK bus division. Singh will manage the transport operator's UK Bus central marketing, NPD and customer services teams - working closely with company's regional marketing directors. She will focus on a variety of strategic commercial activity, including smart ticketing, the improvement of customer data and insight, and pushing company's plans to drive sustainable passenger growth in the UK bus market.

Arriva Signs Contract to Deliver New Rolling Stock for Northern Rail Franchise

Arriva has signed a contract to deliver a new rolling stock for Northern rail franchise. Following a comprehensive procurement process, international train manufacturer, CAF will build the 281 carriages with the first of the new trains, which will enable the outdated and unpopular Pacer trains to be replaced, delivered by October 2018. The deal will be financed by Eversholt Rail Group. Arriva will work closely with CAF and Eversholt Rail Group throughout the build process to ensure the trains meet the high specification and delivery timescales promised by the transport operator. In a step-change for passengers, the new 100mph trains will include air conditioning; audio and visual on-board passenger information systems; power sockets and tables; cycle racks; toilets digital CCTV systems; and free Wifi for passengers.

DB Plans To Privatize Its Subsidiaries Are In Doubt

Deutsche Bahn AG plans for the potential part-privatisation of Deutsche Bahn arms Schenker AG and Arriva plc are in doubt, following government indications that it not pleased with the plans. DB was hoping to secured up to €4-5 billion from a sale that could be set against its debt or reinvested in the business. However, the government is said to be blocking the move pending discussions over the way the proceeds are spent. A decision was expected at an extraordinary general meeting of DB supervisory board which was pencilled in for February 8, 2016, but this is said to have been postponed with a decision not now expected at least until March 2016. A decision may be taken at a scheduled supervisory board meeting on March 15, 2016.

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