Arriva wins €185 million contract to operate Helsingborg’s buses
Helsingborg’s new electric Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system will be operated by Arriva after their bid was rated the highest in quality…
Arriva has won an eight-year contract, following a competitive tender, to operate the bus services that include a new electric Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system in the Swedish city of Helsingborg.
The contract totals €185 million and will begin in June 2019. Arriva will be responsible for introducing 76 buses to the city network with another six held in reserve. Thirteen of these buses will be part of the electric BRT system which has been called the Helsingborg Express line.
Johan Åhlander, Managing Director of Arriva, Sweden, said: “To win the contract we submitted a strong tender which focused on making travel easier and simpler for passengers, including new timetables, services, technology and improved integration with the train network. The city’s new Bus Rapid Transit system is an exciting development which will help connect passengers in and around the city.”
By 2023, a further 13 electric buses will be added to the fleet. Latest ticketing systems and integrated timetables are also expected from Arriva, serving an estimated 16 million passengers within the first year of operation.
Manfred Rudhart, Arriva Group CEO, said: “Our focus, once the contract starts in 2019, will be to ensure we make travel on our services easy, convenient and attractive for our passengers.”