Arriva has been awarded a £1.5 billion contract for the operation of the London Overground network, Transport for London has announced.
The new contract follows on from Arriva’s successful bid for the franchise to operate Northern, which was awarded in December 2015; this franchise is due to run from 1 April 2016.
The managing director of Arriva’s UK rail operations, Chris Burchell, commented: ‘It is exciting to be given the opportunity to build on the major improvements we have made in recent years and we are delighted to be playing a key role in the next phase of London’s growth and development … We will be working closely with Transport for London to introduce further improvements which will bring world-class performance and customer service levels across the network and to new routes.’
The franchise for the Overground network is currently held by a joint venture between Arriva and MTR and originally commenced on 11 November 2007.
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