I would also like to thank the existing operator LOROL
for their work that has helped make London Overground the huge success story it is today."
In his new role, Burchell will be responsible for the overall direction and development of Arriva's six UK-based train operating companies; Arriva Trains Wales, Chiltern Railways, CrossCountry, Grand Central, Tyne and Wear Metro and joint venture, London Overground (LOROL
Also linked to Germany is Lorol
, which consists of Deutsche Bahn and Hong Kong government-owned railway company MTR.
Currently, MTR, operates London Overground services alongside Arriva as LOROL
In recognition of its outstanding performance over the past five years, MTR Corporation s 50:50 UK joint venture, London Overground Rail Operations Ltd (LOROL), has secured a two-year extension of its franchise to operate and maintain the London Overground rail services.
Since starting operation of the franchise in November 2007, LOROL has brought dramatic improvements to the railway s performance and customer service.
LOROL is an excellent example of how we are able to transfer Hong Kong expertise and best practices to bring a much higher level of service to rail passengers overseas.