Nobina awarded contract renewal for sustainable transit in Stockholm Region

Posted: 22 April 2024 | | No comments yet

Nobina secures a significant contract renewal with Stockholm Region to advance transportation services in Haninge and Nynäshamn, emphasising a shared commitment to sustainability and net zero emissions.

Nobina awarded contract renewal for sustainable transit in Stockholm Region

Nobina, the pioneering Nordic public transport operator, has announced that it has secured a significant contract renewal with Stockholm Region (SL) to operate and enhance transportation services in Haninge and Nynäshamn. This new agreement underscores a shared commitment towards sustainability, aligning with SL’s ambitious target of achieving net zero emissions in public transit.

Under the terms of the contract, Nobina will oversee nearly 50 critical routes, facilitating daily commuter travel between residential areas and key transportation hubs in southern and central Stockholm. Notably, this partnership emphasises a steadfast shift towards sustainability, ensuring that all transit operations remain fossil-free. In addition, a substantial fleet expansion of approximately 135 new electric buses is planned for deployment across Haninge and Nynäshamn, marking a significant stride in reducing carbon emissions.

Martin Pagrotsky, Managing Director of Nobina Sweden, expressed pride in the continued trust placed by Stockholm Region to advance transportation services in the Södertörn region, stating, “We are proud of the continued confidence to operate and develop traffic at Södertörn and, together with SL, continue the transition from fossil free to emission free. We now look forward to developing both the traffic and the collaboration, and meeting our passengers with a reliable, safe, accessible and sustainable public transport service.”

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The contract extension spans a decade, from the commencement of traffic operations in June 2025 through 2035, encompassing a total fleet of approximately 150 scheduled buses.

Notably, interested parties have the option to contest the award decision until 29 April 2024, ensuring transparency and due process in the contract allocation process. This development signifies a pivotal step forward in advancing eco-friendly public transportation solutions within the Stockholm region, aligning with broader environmental goals.

In related news, Nobina recently  announced that it aims to reduce emissions by 50% per passenger kilometre by 2030, aligning with the Paris Agreement. The company’s ambitious targets, approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), underscore its commitment to combatting climate change through sustainable transport solutions.

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