said it had introduced initiatives aimed at increasing passenger numbers, while it also staged "targeted" price rises to help offset the long-term pressure of rising fuel costs, which over the whole year are expected to be more than pounds 14 million higher than in 2005.
Steve Noble, managing director for Arriva
North East, said: "I am sure that John will prove to be a great addition to our already successful commercial and marketing team.
Casinos receive a cash reward for each new Arriva
account if the application comes via channels such as casino mailings, newsletters and Web sites.
A Deutsche Bahn spokesman said Arriva
generated about 3.
Last month, Arriva
announced that it had accepted a bid for the business from German transport company Deutsche Bahn.
Deutsche Bahn's proposal is subject to a due diligence review, unanimous recommendation by the Arriva
board and approval by its boards and the German Ministries of Transportation, Finance and Economic Affairs.
Jonathan May, managing director of Arriva
North East, said: "M-tickets will give additional flexibility and convenience to customers.
is one of the largest transport service organisations in Europe, employing more than 44,000 people and delivering more than one billion passenger journeys across 12 European countries each year.
The franchise - worth around pounds 100m over five years - was originally awarded to Arriva
by the now defunct Strategic Rail Authority in 2003.
The application is made in the name of Arriva
Southern Ltd, based in Maidstone, Kent, trading as The Huddersfield Bus Company.
Keith Myatt, marketing manager for Arriva
Midlands, said: "The idea behind Arriva
's town guides website was to give something back to the community by asking the experts on Birmingham - the people who live there.
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Bob Davies will retire as chief executive of Sunderland-based Arriva
, which which runs buses into Birmingham from Tamworth, Burton-upon-Trent, Lichfield and Sutton Coldfield, in April.
CHANGES to East Cleveland bus services criticised by the area's MP are being made in response to customers' views, Arriva
North East claims.
Huddersfield Bus Company, which has a depot at Waterloo, has been acquired by Arriva