A third bus contract in the Polish capital city Warsaw has increased Arriva’s presence in the country’s bus market. Arriva is starting a new contract in Warsaw with 54 new Solaris CNG buses which will replace the existing diesel bus fleet and will help to contribute to the reduction of NOx by up to 50 per cent, and of CO2 by up to 20 per cent, according to the company.
“We’re delighted to start this contract, which reinforces our position as one of the leading private transport operators in Warsaw,” says Jana Siber, Arriva MD for mainland Europe. “Our ability to invest in greener vehicles is one of the many reasons our clients choose to work with us. We have experience operating services in other capital cities such as Copenhagen and Stockholm, putting us in a strong position to transfer knowledge and skills across all our markets.”
The eight-year contract is worth €78million for Arriva and follows the award of an eight-year €32million contract to deliver bus services which started in December 2018.
Warsaw Passenger Transport Authority granted Arriva its first contract to run bus services in 2016. The latest batch of 54 new buses brings Arriva’s total bus fleet in Warsaw to 142.