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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 East.

“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 Darlington.”

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