East Midlands, Cross Country and East Coast Bid Submission – Arriva
Advisory provided technical support for Arriva’s bid work on the East Midlands, CrossCountry and East Coast bid submissions. In particular, the work involved supporting the safety, security and environmental components of these bids.
Arriva won the CrossCountry franchise, which resulted in Advisory supporting the mobilisation activity. This included writing and gaining acceptance of the Operator Safety Certificate and developing the safety management system, by combining those from three train operating companies. The work was delivery-focused against very tight deadlines and involved significant engagement with the management teams of Arriva and from those of the former incumbent train operator.