Arriva plc is one of the largest transport services organisations in Europe, employing more than 54,500 people and delivering more than 2.2 billion passenger journeys across fourteen European countries every year. It operates an extensive range of services including buses, trains, commuter coaches and water buses. In the UK it is also engaged in bus and coach distribution.
The group was acquired by Deutsche Bahn, one of the world?s leading passenger and logistics service providers, in August 2010 after being quoted for forty-five years on the London Stock Exchange and firmly established as one of the UK?s top 250 companies.
Deutsche Bahn acquired Arriva to strengthen and expand its competitive position in a consolidating European transport market. Arriva is now Deutsche Bahn?s growth division for regional passenger transport outside of Germany, maintaining the Arriva name and brand and providing continuity of management to its operations in 14 countries.
For the year ended 31 December 2013 Arriva?s group revenue was some ?4 billion, showing another strong year of growth for Arriva, underpinned by expansion in Central and Eastern Europe, and strong focus on its customers and major advances in technology.