Arriva UK Trains - A

Arriva UK Trains - A

Arriva UK Trains Limited is the company that oversees Arriva's train operating companies in the United Kingdom. It gained its first franchises in February 2000. These were later lost, though several others were gained. In January 2010, with the take-over of Arriva by Deutsche Bahn, Arriva UK Trains also took over the running of those formerly overseen by DB Regio UK Limited.

Arriva UK Trains Divisions

Arriva currently runs the following railway companies with operational dates listed:

Arriva UK Trains Franchises:

  • Chiltern Railways – 1996–2027
  • CrossCountry – 2007–2027

Arriva UK Trains Concessions:

  • Arriva Rail London – 2016–2024

Open Access Operator:

  • Grand Central – Open Access Operator

Arriva UK Trains Other:

  • Alliance Rail Holdings – open access operator (GNWR)
  • Arriva TrainCare – rolling stock maintenance company

Arriva UK Trains History

  • Arriva UK Trains Arriva's Operations

Arriva UK Trains Former Operations

Arriva Trains Merseyside ran urban rail services on Merseyside from February 2000 until March 2003 and Arriva Trains Northern ran local rail services in Northern England from February 2000 until December 2004. Both franchises were lost to Serco-Abellio.

Arriva Trains Wales operated the majority of rail services in Wales, operating the Wales & Borders franchise from 7 December 2003 until 13 October 2018. This franchise was lost to KeolisAmey Wales.

Arriva Rail North operated the Northern franchise from April 2016 to 29 February 2020. This franchise was terminated and handed to the government-owned Northern Trains.

Arriva UK Trains Overview

Arriva UK Trains Type: Subsidiary
Arriva UK Trains Predecessor: Arriva and DB Regio's train operations in the UK
Arriva UK Trains Founded: 2011
Arriva UK Trains Headquarters: Sunderland, England, UK
Arriva UK Trains Key People: Dave Brown (Managing Director)
Arriva UK Trains Services: Train Operator
Arriva UK Trains Owner: Deutsche Bahn
Arriva UK Trains Parent: Arriva
Arriva UK Trains Subsidiaries:
Arriva Rail London
Arriva TrainCare
Chiltern Railways
Grand Central


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