Our 2018 annual highlights
Welcome to Arriva in focus, a review of our key successes throughout 2018 for our customers, our stakeholders and our employees.
2018 was a good solid year for Arriva. We continued to build on our strong foundation as an international transport operator, investing €326m to help us deliver the safe, sustainable and affordable mobility solutions our customers want to see.
Our excellent track record in delivery helped us to retain and secure several crucial contracts in Poland, Serbia and Sweden, and ensure we were re-awarded the only rail contract put out to tender in Denmark.
Our customers have asked more from us and we’ve responded with new products and services to meet their aspirations and demands. This includes introducing a 24-hour weekend rail service in London, growing our bike scheme in Slovakia and introducing new eco-friendly vehicles from Sweden to Italy, and from Portugal to Slovenia.
Key to delivering value and the best transport solutions for our customers throughout 2018 have been our employees. Our graduate scheme, apprenticeship programme and internal career pathways have helped our people to grow as we develop the next generation of leaders.
We want to build on our strong foundation and develop in our existing markets to build an even bigger and better Arriva.
We also want to grow in new markets and have signed a partnership agreement with the association of French regions, Régions de France, as the French rail market opens to competition.
Our vision is to become the mobility partner of choice. To achieve this we must focus on continuing to improve our existing businesses, attract and nurture the very best employees, and help our clients shape the future of transport.
Whatever their mobility needs, we want our customers to choose Arriva.
Arriva Group CEO