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Arriva commences new contract operating bus services in Warsaw

Posted: 9 January 2019 | | No comments yet

Currently, 34 nine-metre buses, equipped with Euro 6 engine technology, are on the roads in Warsaw, bringing the total number of buses Arriva operates in the city to 88.

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Arriva has begun a new contract operating bus services in Warsaw, Poland; cementing the company’s position as the second largest private bus operator in the capital.                                            

The contract, worth €32 million, was awarded by the Warsaw Passenger Transport Authority (PTA) following a competitive tender with services commencing at the end of December 2018.

The eight-year deal will see Arriva add six new routes to the existing bus network in Warsaw.

As part of Arriva’s commitment to improving passenger experience, the buses are installed with air conditioning and include real-time passenger information displayed on LCD screens. This delivers greater comfort and improves journey planning for passengers. The buses also feature contactless payment facilities.

Jana Siber, Arriva Group’s Mainland Europe Managing Director, said: “This contract win represents an important next step for Arriva and reflects our ambition to play a leading role as a transport provider in the Polish urban bus market. Our clients are looking for a trusted transport partner and we’ve proven time and again that we’re able to deliver on their expectations. We’re delighted that once again we have an opportunity over the life of the eight-year contract to showcase our credentials as a mobility partner of choice.”

Arriva started operating bus services in Poland in 2013, and now it operates key bus services – predominantly regional and school transport services – in the north and south of the country. It is also growing its footprint in the urban bus market, which is still in the process of being liberalised with only 30 per cent of all bus services currently put out to public tender.

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