OFT grants Arriva clearance to take over Stagecoach’s Darlington operations
23 August 2007
Following the OFT’s decision to clear Arriva’s
purchase of Stagecoach’s Darlington operations, Arriva North
East is pleased to announce that from Sunday 26 August all of
Stagecoach’s Darlington operations and its 78 staff will
transfer to Arriva North East.
The deal will also see Arriva move from its town centre depot at
Feethams to the newer facilities available at the Faverdale depot,
freeing up the Feethams site for potential regeneration.
Liz Esnouf, commercial director for Arriva North East, said:
“We are very pleased with the Office of Fair Trading’s
decision to clear the deal.
“On behalf of Arriva I would like to take the opportunity
to welcome Stagecoach’s Darlington staff to Arriva North
“From 26 August all daily, weekly and monthly town area
tickets will be valid on all Arriva and/or former Stagecoach
services in the town area. Arriva borough area tickets will also be
valid on former Stagecoach town services.
“We look forward to continuing our positive partnerships
with the local authority and other stakeholders in and around
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