Denmark

  • Arriva is the largest operator of bus services in Denmark
  • We were the first private company to be awarded a passenger rail franchise in Denmark

Arriva operates around 50 per cent of the bus market in Copenhagen and 40 per cent of the overall Danish bus market, along with demand response vehicles and waterbuses.

In rail, Arriva operates approximately 17 per cent of the state-owned network, with operations focused in Jutland.

We are a top performing rail operator in Denmark with market-leading punctuality contributing to record levels of customer satisfaction.

Our growth in Denmark

2013
Won new tender to operate gas buses in Holstebro from June 2014 and won the retender of Copenhagen waterbus services for three years from 2014.

2012
Arriva's contract to operate the Vestbanen train operation in western Jutland is extended until 2018.

2009
Arriva re-wins the Jutland rail contract for a further eight years from 2010.

2007
Arriva acquires Veolia Scandinavia, Denmark’s second largest bus operator.

2004
Arriva acquires Wulff Bus A/S, a Danish bus operator which has a strong geographical fit with Arriva's existing business in Jutland and Copenhagen. It becomes Copenhagen's biggest bus operator with a 40 per cent market share.

2003
As the first private company to win franchises to operate rail passenger services in Denmark, Arriva begins operating eight-year franchises in Mid and North Jutland.

2001
Arriva acquires Combus, Denmark’s largest bus operator.

1999
Arriva expands in Denmark with its acquisition of Bus Danmark.

1997
Arriva enters the mainland European transport market with its acquisition of Unibus Holdings in Denmark, which also has bus operations in Sweden.

Arriva Danmark:
the statistics

  • 1,230 buses
  • 43 trains
  • 3 waterbuses
  • 4,100 employees

History
and growth

Find out about our history and growth


Senior
management

Find out about our senior management


Local bus & train information


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