Media centre

26 Sep 2019

Arriva commences two new bus contracts in Poland

Arriva commences two new bus contracts in Poland: Buses in Oborniki

  • Arriva begins new contracts in the Polish towns of Oborniki and Elbląg
  • Reinforces Arriva’s position as one of Poland’s leading private transport operators
  • Contracts required rapid mobilisation at the outset

[London, 26 September] Arriva has commenced two new bus contracts in Poland, including 7 buses in the town of Oborniki and 5 buses in the town of Elbląg. A condition for Arriva to operate these services was to get them up and running as quickly as possible.

In the case of Oborniki, bus services began within only 11 days. In part, this was possible because of assistance from Arriva in the Netherlands who, at short notice, enabled the transfer of 12 buses to Poland. This required a 1000km journey across Germany to ensure the buses were delivered on time to start operations.  

Jana Siber, Managing Director for Mainland Europe, said: “Arriva worked as one team, sharing knowledge and vehicle assets across international borders, to deliver the transport solution that our clients in Poland needed. That we were able to do so in such a short timescale is a significant achievement.”

These latest contract wins reinforce Arriva’s position as one of the leading private transport operators in Poland. Arriva has secured two bus contracts in Warsaw over the past twelve months and this month [September] commenced the introduction of 54 new eco-friendly buses that will help to reduce NOx and CO2 emissions in the Polish capital.

Arriva operates 30 trains and 600 buses in Poland. It is the first and only private company to be awarded a rail contract in the country.

Notes to editors

Arriva is one of the leading providers of passenger transport in Europe, employing 53,000 people and delivering 2 billion passenger journeys a year across 14 European countries.

Arriva is part of Deutsche Bahn (DB), one of the world’s leading passenger and logistics companies, and is responsible for DB's regional passenger transport services outside Germany.

Arriva operates in the Czech Republic; Croatia; Denmark; Hungary; Italy; the Netherlands; Poland; Portugal; Serbia; Slovakia; Slovenia, Spain; Sweden; and the UK.