Arriva UK Bus

Subsidiary company
Industry Public transport
Headquarters Sunderland
Key people
Kevin O'Connor (Managing Director)
Products Bus services
Owner Arriva
Number of employees
16,000 (January 2015)

Arriva UK Bus is a major bus operator in the United Kingdom. It is a subsidiary of Arriva which runs transport services across Europe.

Based in Sunderland, Arriva UK Bus operates 5,900 buses in London, the North East, North West and South East of England, Yorkshire, The Midlands and Wales. It employs 16,000 people.[1]


Arriva's bus network in the UK originates from its acquisition of Grey-Green in 1980 and British Bus in August 1996.[2][3] It has the following operating units:

Former divisions


Fleet livery is aquamarine and blue. Notable exceptions are Arriva London, Arriva Shires & Essex, Arriva Kent Thameside and Tellings-Golden Miller where buses operating services for Transport for London are painted red. Yorkshire Tiger buses are painted in an orange livery and Tiger Blue blue. Some of the coach operations purchased retain their existing liveries, including Classic Coaches, Flight Delay Services, Network Colchester, New Enterprise Coaches and OFJ Connections.

in some regions, premium services are operated under the Sapphire brand[7] while interurban services are operated under the Max brand.[8]


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