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Proprovide a crucial public service

Consthey're only after the profits

Ah yes, Arriva, the sun-kissed Caribbean island, palm trees swaying in a gentle, refreshing breeze as holidaymakers relax in their deckchairs sipping cocktails. Sorry Ciao, Arriva is a bus company, not a tropical island. So change the picture! Anyway, many public-transport users (or should I say...

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Progets you from A to B

ConsA is not on the bus route!

For those of you who have read me before (many thanks to you all for over 1000 reads and a nice purple dot!), you will have come to realise that I am not a nasty guy. I have a very good sense of humour, consider myself witty and very, very laid back. UNTIL NOW! Before you read on please note that...

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“I Smoke Arriva”

published 05/06/2001

ProThe new style buses look great

Consas op

Sometimes I write because I like to be read (it gives me a happy). Not this time, right now I just want to rant and rave and dribble. (Ciao.com is like free therpy for me). If you want a positive opinion of Arriva then you'll not find one here (or pretty much anywhere else). A couple of starting...

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Not for me

ProThey're a monopoly, so you get no choice

Conseverything you could ever imagine could be wrong,i...

All my life I have lived near my school. I loved it, having to be there at 8.45 and being able to wake up at 8.30 without fear of being late. Marvellous. Sadly, some time ago now, I hit 16, the teachers started mumbling and made me go to college, which is quite a distance away. My lovely mother...

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Super

“I want to arrive with arriva”

published 11/05/2003

Progr8 staff

Consnot many buses in my area

(my entry to the competition) I have read a few opinions on this bus company before deciding to do my opinion on this and have found a very negative response towards the Arriva company and personally I think that's wrong!!! Arriva is a Sunderland based company (I live in Newcastle) that operates...

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“Could do so much better”

published 21/05/2010

ProThey sometimes run buses

ConsOvercrowded, unreliable, dirty, drivers are unfrie...

So, Arriva. Specifically, Arriva buses in Darlington. The random, ramshackle end of my daily commute, ensuring that I'll arrive in work at a different time each day. Let's start with actually catching a bus in the first place. The board at my usual bus stop assures me there's a timetable; within...

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“Expensive public transport”

published 28/03/2007

ProPublic transport

ConsUnreliable, grumpy drivers, expensive

I live in Surrey and have been using the local bus service for years!! For over 6 years anyway! The bus company is called Arriva. My journey into town takes about 15 mins by bus. Why dont I walk, you say? I walk it sometimes in the summer and it takes about 40mins, I know it doesn't sound very...

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Excellent

“have you Arriva'd yet”

published 11/05/2003

Proreliable, cheap service

Consbuses sometimes arrive earlier than scheduled

Arriva is one of the largest bus operators in the UK with over 6000 vehicles in operation. It also seems to have the monopoly of the London public transport market with over 20% of the capital’s bus services. So for a business to be so successful, they must be doing something right. And that’s...

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“The Arrival of Arriva”

published 23/02/2001

ProNew and modern buses, more reliable service

ConsSeveral routes have a very limited service

~ Up until a few years ago the bus service provided in Maidstone, my local town and the surrounding area was monopolised by a company called Maidstone and District. The service they provided was quite consistent, but unfortunately not in a good way. Buses were frequently late (if they arrived at...

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Satisfactory

“We might Arriva Soon”

published 02/04/2004

ProGet's me there............

Cons............eventually. Sometimes

Every week, I visit my mate Dodie. She doesn’t live all that far away, (about 20 miles), but as I don’t drive it means taking the bus. We live in very rural areas, which means the bus has to take in every tiny village on the route. I should say buses. Plural. It takes me two buses as I have to...

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“Arriva Buses”

published 29/11/2007

ProMarginally better than walking in the rain.

ConsDirty, slow and expensive.

Like alot of people living in suburban environments I try and avoid public transport like the plague. However, recently I have had to resort to using the "services" of local monopoly operator, Arriva. Arriva are probably the reason cars are so popular; they represent everything thats wrong with...

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Not for me

ProNew buses

ConsBad staff, timetables aren't kept to

I will just start out by ridiculing this companies name. Arriva is Italian for "it arrives". This name is so in adequate for this company. I think you will all agree that a more adequate name would be "arriva molto tardi o niente affatto" I agree it is a bit longer but much more adequate and in...

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Satisfactory

ProGet you from a-b most the time

ConsDont turn up when you need them to, arent reliable...

Arriva buses... I have so many gripes with this company. I moved to derby around 6 years ago, and since the price for the buses has rocketed. I remember when i had to pay just £1 for a return to town. Since then, the prices have gradually gone up by around 10p each time...Now i have to pay 90p...

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Not for me

ProNice colour scheme...seriously nothing

ConsAbusive Staff, Daylight-robbery pricing, late buse...

Arriva is one of the largest bus companies in the UK. Unfortuanately it is the only service available in my area, so If you are a student like me without a car, its either use them or walk. There isn't anything good to sya about them so Ill list their bad points: -Abusive Staff: All Arriva bus...

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Not for me

ProThey do have wheels

ConsThey don,t arrive.

I have a long standing relationship with Arriva buses,I really need them in my life. Alas they seem to be letting me down. The advice that follows is particularly directed at car drivers. You know how they keep getting on at you to abandon you cars, and use public transport. Well don't do it. Why...

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