Deutsche Bahn rumoured to be considering Arriva sale

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A report by Reuters speculated that the German rail operator Deutsche Bahn has plans to sell Arriva, its international subsidiary.

According to the article, the sale would enable the operator to bridge a £4bn financing gap.

However ‘a source close to the centre of the plans’ told Reuters that Britain’s eminent departure from the EU was making value estimations difficult.

Accompanying this, Reuters noted that the operator had plans to hold talks with Andreas Scheuer the German Transport Minister to discuss the situation, although opinion is divided between the company’s supervisory board, and politicians, over the potential selling of the international subsidiary.

It is also noted by the article that governmental officials appear to not be in support of the privatisation of Arriva and its Schenker logistics arm.

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