Transdev to introduce over 300 fossil-free buses in Stockholm in 2022
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Posted: 18 November 2021 | Intelligent Transport | No comments yet
The new buses, which are fueled by RME, will offer Transdev passengers in northern Stockholm a reliable, safe, comfortable and sustainable mobility solution.
More than 300 new fossil-free buses will be introduced in the northern suburbs of Stockholm when Transdev begins operating bus services in two new traffic areas in August and November 2022 . The order includes approximately 40 new double-deckers that will connect two areas with the Stockholm Technical University.
“It feels great to introduce new buses in northern Stockholm. It is important for us to offer reliable, safe, comfortable and sustainable mobility solutions to our passengers. That we chose Volvo and MAN is no coincidence. We have worked with them before, they live up to our expectations and work with sustainable supply chains, which is important for us and our clients,” said Mattias Galante, who is responsible for the start-up project at Transdev.
The new buses are fossil-free (fueled by RME, a biofuel produced from rapeseed oil), accessibility-adapted and offer better comfort for passengers, with USB sockets at each seat and free Wi-Fi. Manufactured by Volvo and MAN, the buses will be delivered on an ongoing basis throughout 2022 and will enter service when Transdev starts operating bus services in Stockholm in August 2022 and in November 2022.
Transdev currently operates bus services on behalf of the Stockholm Regional Transit Authority (SL) in Märsta, Sigtuna, Upplands Väsby and Vallentuna, and, from 15 April 2022, will also operate Roslagsbanan (a commuter rail line). Transdev’s subsidiary Blidösundsbolaget operates a shuttle boat service between Ekerö and Stockholm in the Lake Mälaren and 21 of Waxholmsbolag’s vessels in the archipelago service. Since 2021, Transdev operates night trains between Stockholm and Berlin via Copenhagen and Hamburg with its Snälltåget brand.
Passenger Experience, Public Transport, Sustainable Urban Transport
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MAN, Stockholm Technical University, Transdev, Volvo Group