[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.