Arriva Slovakia secures 10-year bus service contract

Posted: 22 June 2023 | | No comments yet

Arriva Slovakia’s newly secured 10-year contract in the Trnava region enables strategic planning and service enhancements, including the introduction of 74 new buses in 2024.

Arriva Slovakia secures 10-year bus service contract

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Arriva Slovakia has announced that it has recently been awarded a new contract to operate suburban bus services in the Trnava region of western Slovakia. The contract, which has been secured through a public tender, will solidify the company’s position as the strongest private operator in the country.

Effective from 1 January 2024, when Arriva’s existing contract concludes, the new 10-year agreement will ensure continuity for both passengers and Arriva’s drivers and staff. This extended contract duration allows Arriva to strategically plan and implement service improvements over the course of a decade. As part of this commitment, Arriva intends to introduce 74 new buses in 2024 alone, which will contribute to the modernisation and enhancement of the bus fleet.

Sian Leydon, Managing Director for Mainland Europe at Arriva Group, said: “I’m delighted that the team has been successful in securing this contract for the next 10 years.  Their expertise in delivering high-quality passenger transport, combined with the strength and experience of the Arriva Group will benefit passengers in the region for years to come.”

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Arriva has been operating in Slovakia since 2008, serving various regions including Bratislava, Košice, Nitra, Trnava and Žilina. Apart from urban and suburban bus services, the company also provides bike-sharing services. This successful contract acquisition ensures its continued presence in one of its key regions, guaranteeing the local community access to reliable and comfortable transportation services while upholding the company’s high standards of passenger service.

With buses, trains, coaches, trams, waterbuses, bike-­­­sharing systems, and on-demand transport solutions, Arriva delivers around 1.5 billion passenger journeys across 10 European countries. The company has operations in the Czech Republic, Croatia, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and the UK.

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