News Releases

  • 21 May 2020

    Manfred Rudhart, Arriva CEO 

    At a recent meeting with the EU Commission Vice-President, Frans Timmermans, and public transport operators, the continued importance of modal shift was discussed as vital to achieving the EU’s climate targets. Whilst we have seen transport emissions and air pollution levels drop significantly during the pandemic, these are only short-term changes if society goes back to its old ways.

  • 07 May 2020

    Mary Hewitt, Interim Managing Director for Chiltern Railways

    Today I joined a CBI webinar panel on the topic of ‘Transport and the restart’ to discuss the big issues around how we organise and sustain mass public transport, while practically supporting the requirement to socially distance. As someone who runs a train company and would like to see our customers return, these are the very issues keeping me awake at night.

  • 05 May 2020

    Press release issued by Confederation of Passenger Transport

    The Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT) along with operators is today thanking everyone in the bus and coach industry for the work they are doing during the Covid-19 outbreak to keep key services running.

  • 03 Apr 2020

    Paul O'Neil, Managing Director, Arriva UK Bus

    I welcome the Government’s announcement of a new temporary support package for UK bus operators. It allows us to play our part in the national effort to deal with the Covid-19 crisis by providing the services required to enable key workers to get to where they need to go, as well as enabling members of our community to make essential journeys.

  • 03 Apr 2020

    Arriva responds to the announcement [03 April 2020] by the UK Government on a funding support package for the bus sector.

  • 05 Mar 2020

    Manfred Rudhart, Arriva CEO 

    Following my address to delegates at Forum Europe's 'Future of Transport' conference in March 2020, I shared some thoughts on the central role that modal shift to public transport must play in the minds of policymakers if we’re to succeed in reaching net zero by 2050.

  • 29 Jan 2020

    Response to the announcement [29 January 2020] by the Secretary of State for Transport, Grant Shapps, that Arriva’s Northern franchise will be transferred to the Operator of Last Resort.

  • 28 Nov 2019

    Manfred Rudhart, Arriva CEO 

    The unprecedented environmental challenge we face is too important for me to ignore, both as a father who wants to leave the world in the best possible state for my children, but also as a CEO of a multi-billion Euro public transport operator.

  • 27 Nov 2019
    • Bus contract retained in the Friuli Venezia Giulia region in North-Eastern Italy
    • Arriva to continue to run 750 buses in the region
    • TPL FVG consortia, which includes Arriva, will run services for a minimum of 10 years
  • 26 Nov 2019
    • Further growth for ArrivaClick as new service set to launch in March 2020
    • New flexible bus service combines the cost effectiveness of public transport with the convenience of a private taxi 
    • The fourth such service to be launched by Arriva in the UK since 2017
  • 05 Nov 2019
    • Arriva now the second largest operator of electric buses in the Netherlands
    • Arriva’s ‘Samen voor Groen’ environmental programme is cutting carbon emissions
    • Preparations underway for a green transformation of rail operations in the north
  • 03 Oct 2019
    • Marianne Bøttger appointed to lead Arriva’s Danish passenger transport operations  
    • Promoted from within having joined the company 18 years ago  
    • She joins as Arriva gears up to become the largest operator of eco-buses in Denmark