Nobina awarded new bus contract in Viken County, Norway

Posted: 26 April 2022 | | No comments yet

Starting from 1 July 2023, Nobina will operate a fleet of 139 electric and biogas-fuelled buses in Fredrikstad, Sarpsborg and the surrounding area for a period of 10 years.

Nobina awarded new bus contract in Viken County, Norway

Credit: Nobina

Swedish bus operator Nobina has announced that it has been awarded a new contract by Østfold Kollektivtrafikk – the county agency responsible for administrating public transport in Østfold – to operate and develop public transport services in Fredrikstad and Sarpsborg, including the surrounding areas in Viken County, Norway.

In order to provide sustainable transit, most of the 139 scheduled buses will run on electricity, while the remainder will run entirely on biogas. In addition, the bus-washing facilities are certified under the Nordic Swan, and the depots are designed to contribute towards overall sustainability through the efficient use of energy and water.

All buses are fitted with new technology, such as digital rear-view mirrors, omni-directional cameras that offer the driver a complete view around the bus, as well as defibrillators. This is to ensure that passengers have a safe, secure and eco-friendly journey. The contract will last for a period of 10 years, starting from 1 July 2023.

“We are pleased to work together with a new client and continue to do what we are best at – offering our passengers sustainable, safe and welcoming journeys, every day. We look forward to greeting new passengers on board,” said Jan Volsdal, Managing Director of Nobina Norway.

Nobina is the Nordic region’s largest public transport operator, with 13,000 employees across four countries – Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland.