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Arriva


Arriva has acquired a 26,000 sq ft office at the Lacon London building for the London headquarters of its public transport business.
18-May-2016


Arriva has acquired control of Grand Central, the York-based operator of trains between London and Sunderland, for undisclosed terms.
07-Nov-2011


Arriva has acquired Wardle Transport, the Stoke-based bus operator with 64 vehicles and 105 staff, for undisclosed terms.
13-Dec-2010


Arriva has submitted plans to build a new bus depot at Stafford Park in Telford, but smaller sites in Wellington and Shifnal will close.
08-Jul-2010


Arriva, the Sunderland-based bus and train operator, is to be acquired by Deutsche Bahn of Germany for £1.6bn.
22-Apr-2010


Arriva has acquired LNWR, the Crewe-based train maintenance company with 110 staff, for £2.4m.
20-Nov-2008


Arriva has acquired Empresa de Blas y Cia, the Spanish bus operator with 679 staff, for £79m.
04-Jul-2008


Arriva is to acquire an 80% stake in Interbus Invest, the Hungarian bus operator with 1,500 staff, for £25m.
16-Apr-2008


Arriva has won the franchise to operate the new expanded long-distance Cross Country rail services, and will take over from Virgin Trains in November.
11-Jul-2007


Arriva is to acquire Veolia Danmark, the Danish bus company with 640 buses and 1,700 staff, for undisclosed terms.
05-Jul-2007


Arriva has acquired Bosak Bus, the Czech bus operator with 50 vehicles and 64 staff, for £1.1m.
01-Feb-2007


Arriva is to acquire an 85% stake in Osthannoversche Eisenbahnen, the German bus and rail company, for £20m.
18-Jan-2007


Arriva is to acquire Esfera, the Spanish bus operator with 34 staff, for an initial £2.6m.
09-Jan-2007


Arriva has acquired Transcentrum Bus, the Czech bus operator with 200 staff, for about £5m.
12-Dec-2006


Arriva has acquired MK Metro, the Milton Keynes-based bus operator with 260 staff and 120 vehicles, for £5.6m.
14-Feb-2006


Arriva has acquired Blue Bus & Coaches, the Bolton-based bus operator with 218 staff and 86 vehicles, for £2.9m.
28-Jul-2005


Arriva is to acquire Sippel Group, the German bus operator, for £15m.
14-Feb-2005


Arriva has acquired a 77% stake in Regentalbahn, the German rail services company, from the state of Bavaria for £43m.
15-Oct-2004


Arriva is to acquire Wulff Bus, the Danish bus operator with 600 staff, for £10m.
02-Aug-2004


Arriva Vehicle Rental has started work on the development of a £0.5m rental centre in Sunderland, which should be completed by September.
07-May-2004


Arriva is to acquire Prignitzer Eisenbahn Gruppe, the operator of three rail franchises in Germany, for £4.2m.
02-Apr-2004


Arriva is looking to expand its rail operations in continental Europe, and is particularly interested in Germany, Italy and Portugal.
05-Jan-2004


Arriva has sold its Peugeot dealerships in Hartlepool and Middlesbrough to South Cleveland Garages.
08-May-2003


Arriva is to sell its Stockton-based Peugeot car dealership to Simon Bailes, securing work for 34 staff and creating 20 new jobs.
01-May-2003


Arriva is to sell seven Ford dealerships to Hartwell Automotive Group, including sites in Chippenham, Swindon, Halifax, Holmfirth, Huddersfield and two in Nottingham.
20-Dec-2002


Arriva has put its network of 33 car dealerships up for sale, with an estimated value of £55m.
15-Oct-2002


Arriva has acquired SAB Autoservizi, the Italian bus operator with 1,200 staff, for £44m.
02-Jul-2002


Arriva has acquired a 51% stake in Transportes Sul de Tejo, the Portuguese-based bus operator with 1,300 staff, from the Barraqueiro Group for £23m, and has an option to buy the remaining 49%.
25-Jun-2002


Arriva is planning to recruit 120 train drivers this year and 170 next year, due to a shortage that is forcing the company to replace some train services with buses.
07-Sep-2001


Arriva has acquired London Pride, the operator of bus tours, for £4.9m.
07-Mar-2001


Arriva has sold its MTL Commercial cleaning and security services business, which employs 480 people, to Carlisle Group.
21-Feb-2001


Arriva has bought the WBC bus operations in High Wycombe from Go-Ahead for £5m.
15-Dec-2000


Arriva has entered the Portuguese bus market through the acquisition of Ami-Transportes, Joao Carlos Soares & Pilhos and Viaco Costa Lino.
01-Dec-2000


Arriva is to invest £9m in the purchase of 109 new buses for the north west.
01-Nov-2000


Arriva is creating up to 20 jobs in Derby in order to increase the frequency of its bus services.
05-Jun-2000


Arriva is to acquire MTL, the Merseyside bus company, for £35m, which will increase its bus fleet by 970 to about 7,000.
25-Jan-2000


Arriva has acquired Ideal Auto, the Spanish bus operator, for £16m, and will use it as a base for further expansion in Spain.
20-Jul-1999


Arriva is selling its car leasing business to the GMAC financial division of General Motors for £226m, in order to focus on the expansion of its public transport business.
12-Jun-1999


Arriva has won planning permission to develop a B&Q DIY store in Sunderland that will create 250 jobs.
29-Mar-1999


Arriva is acquiring Bus Danmark, the Danish bus operator, for £14m.
04-Mar-1999


Arriva has confirmed the £47m acquisitions of the Dutch state-owned Veonn and Hanze bus groups.
27-Nov-1998


Arriva is set to acquire VSN-North, the Dutch bus operator, for £47m, and hopes to benefit from the Dutch government's moves to introduce competition into regional bus and rail markets.
01-Oct-1998


Arriva, previously known as Cowie, is acquiring London Coaches, the operator of the Original London Sightseeing Tour, from Pullmans for £5m.
10-Dec-1997