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Go-Ahead to acquire Arriva’s Horsham Bus

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Go-Ahead Group is to acquire the Horsham Bus operation from Arriva for a cash sum of £5million.

The transaction is due to be completed by early October. The acquisition includes 19 vehicles and 58 employees who will transfer to Metrobus which will operate the services.

“The acquisition of Arriva’s bus interests in Horsham provides Go-Ahead with another opportunity to further develop Metrobus’ high quality service offer and benefits to passengers,” says Go-Ahead chief executive, Keith Ludeman.

The announcement of Arriva’s sale of its Horsham business comes days after the group announced its half-year results showing that the UK bus operation is the most profitable part of the group.

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