Arriva Rail London

Arriva Rail London

378147 at New Cross in April 2010
Franchise(s): London Overground
13 Nov 2016 - May 2024
Main (s): Greater London
Parent company: Arriva UK Trains

Arriva Rail London[1] is a train operating company owned by Arriva UK Trains that operates the London Overground concession.


In April 2015, Transport for London placed a notice in the Official Journal of the European Union, inviting expressions of interest in operating the next concession.[2] In July 2015, Transport for London announced the shortlisted bidders for the next concession were Arriva UK Trains, ComfortDelGro, a Keolis/Go-Ahead joint venture and MTR Corporation.[3]

In March 2016, Arriva was awarded a seven and a half year concession with an option to extend for a further two years. Operations commenced on 13 November 2016.[4][5][6] Arriva held a 50% shareholding in the previous concession holder, London Overground Rail Operations.


Arriva Rail London operate these services:

Rolling stock

Arriva Rail London inherited a fleet of Class 172, 315, 317 and 378s. From 2018, 45 Class 710s will be delivered.[7] These will replace the 172, 315 and 317s, and the 378s on Watford DC Line duties allowing them to be concentrated on North, East, West and South London Line services.[8]

Original fleet

Class Image Type Number Train Numbers Cars per set Seat layout Routes operated Built
172/0 DMU 8 172001-172008 2 2+2 Gospel Oak to Barking 2010
315/8 EMU 17 315801-315817 4 2+3 Lea Valley
Romford to Upminster
317/7 EMU 8 317708-317710, 317714,
317719, 317723, 317729, 317732
4 2+2 1981/82
317/8 EMU 6 317887-317892 4 2+3 1981/82
378/1 EMU 20 378135-378154 5 Longitudinal East London
South London
378/2 EMU 37 378201-378234
5 Longitudinal North London
West London
East London
South London

Future fleet

Class Image Type Number Train Numbers Cars per set Seat layout Routes operated Built
710/1 EMU 31 710101-710131 4 Longitudinal Lea Valley
Romford to Upminster
Scheduled 2018
710/2 EMU 14 710201-710214 4 Longitudinal Gospel Oak to Barking
Scheduled 2018


Arriva Rail London's fleet is maintained at Ilford, New Cross and Willesden depots.


Preceded by
London Overground Rail Operations
London Overground concession
Operator of London Overground concession
2016 - 2024
Succeeded by
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