2017 Integrated Report – Departure into a new era

Events in 2017

Award of transport contracts

Transport contracts awarded

(rail) in 2017

Term

Volume

(million train km)

p. a.

total 1)

The Netherlands

Northern Lines

12/2020 – 12/2035

10.4

155.4

Sweden

Pågatåg

12/2018 – 12/2026

12.1

96.8

The Netherlands

Achterhoek-
Rivierenland 2)

12/2020 – 12/2025

3.7

18.5

Total 1)

26.2

270.7

1) Differences due to rounding are possible.
2) Extension of the existing contract.

Transport contracts awarded

(bus) in 2017

Term

Volume

(million bus km)

p. a.

total 1)

Czech Republic

Olomoucky region (Central Moravia) (6 contracts)

01/2018 – 01/2027

13.9

138.6

Great Britain

London
(23 routes)

5 years each

26.8

134.0

Slovakia

Košice region 2)

01/2018 – 12/2021

11.8

47.1

The Netherlands

Achterhoek-
Rivierenland 2)

12/2020 – 12/2025

9.0

45.0

The Netherlands

North and Southwest Friesland 2)

12/2020 – 12/2022

20.6

41.2

Italy

SAF 2)

01/2018 – 12/2018

19.7

19.7

Denmark

Movia A3
(2 parts) 2)

2 years each

8.1

16.2

Italy

SAB 2)

01/2018 – 12/2018

14.0

14.0

The Netherlands

ZOWAD (Zuid-
Oost Fryslânen
Waddeneilanden) 2)

12/2020 – 12/2022

6.3

12.6

Great Britain

London
(5 routes) 2)

2 years each

5.5

11.1

Denmark

NT 16.0 and
NT 16.1 2)

06/2018 – 06/2020

5.4

10.9

Denmark

Midttrafik 29
(2 packages) 2)

2 – 3 years

4.1

10.8

Slovakia

Nitra City 2)

06/2017 – 12/2019

3.7

9.5

Denmark

Movia A15
(4 routes)

2 – 6 years

3.2

8.8

Czech Republic

Prerov City

01/2018 – 12/2027

0.8

8.2

Denmark

Sydtrafik 2,
Esbjerg 2)

06/2018 – 06/2019

3.8

3.8

Czech Republic

Jesenicko
(Olomoucky region (Central Moravia)) 2)

01/2018 – 12/2019

1.7

3.4

Other 3)

1 – 10 years

5.3

19.5

Total 1)

163.8

554.3

1) Differences due to rounding are possible.
2) Extension of the existing contract.
3) Including extensions of the existing contract.

Additional environmentally friendly buses #CLIMATE PROTECTION

DB Arriva operates electric busesNO.63 in Great Britain, the Czech Republic and the Netherlands.

  • Under the term of the contract with the Dutch province of Limburg, DB Arriva will operate a complete fleet of zero-emissions buses by 2026. Sixteen of these are already in operation. The necessary charging infrastructure has been introduced at convenient locations along the routes so that buses can be recharged in just 30 minutes or charged overnight at bus depots.
  • In the Czech city of Třinec, DB Arriva has begun offering transport services with ten electric buses. DB Arriva op­­erates a total of 17 electric buses in the Czech Republic. This is the largest electric fleet in the country.
  • DB Arriva has also run the first all-electric bus in Portugal as part of a trial to learn about the technology.
  • In Great Britain, more than 467 buses were put into operation in the year under review. They are all Euro VI standard, gas, hybrid or electric.
  • In the year under review, DB Arriva signed a contract for the construction of 18 environmentally friendly trains for use in the Netherlands. Stadler will initially supply the new trains with low-emissions diesel engines. With the partial electrification of the line, these will be replaced by electric motors. Innovative power storage will also allow the trains to travel on sections without an overhead wire. In addition to the emissions-free trains, the existing fleet (51 trains) will be overhauled and equipped with state-of-the-art battery technology.

Further measures to improve the environmental impact #CLIMATE PROTECTION

At bus depots in Great Britain, Poland and Slovenia, we are pushing ahead with the conversion to LED LIGHTINGNO. 50 and the installation of EFFICIENT WASHING SYSTEMS WITH WATER RECYCLINGNO. 94 to reduce consumption of water and energy. Solar modules were installed at the bus depot in Rhyl/Great Britain to generate electricity. UK Bus also works closely with its waste service provider to test innovative recycling solutions.

Investments

  • In August 2017, DB Arriva acquired 78.34% of the Croatian Autotrans Group. As a result of this acquisition, DB Arriva has become the country’s largest private bus operator, thereby bolstering its growth strategy in Southern, Central and Eastern Europe. The acquisition enables DB Arriva to build a comprehensive nationwide network and improve customer connectivity.

Other events

  • Arriva Rail North continues to invest in new and modernized trains and stations as part of a capital expenditure program designed to transform quality of the network. New trains will be delivered from December 2018 onwards while the existing fleet is being renovated. The transport contract launched in the previous year provides for the introduction of driver-controlled operation. However, the plan has met with resistance from the RMT (National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers Union), which has initiated strike actions since the beginning of 2017. Competitors are also affected where they have franchises committed to changing the method of operations.
  • DB Arriva has offered a fully on-demand service since the beginning of March 2017. Customers in the English county of Kent can order a minibus via the Arriva Click.