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28 Oct 2022

Arriva Group signs new rail contract in Poland

Arriva Group signs new rail contract in Poland: Left: Piotr Halupczok - Country Managing Director Arriva Poland  Right: Piotr Całbecki – Marshal of the Kujawsko-Pomorskie Voivodeship

  • Rail contract signed in city of Toruń with representatives of the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship region
  • New contract begins in 2023 and will run for eight years up to 2030
  • Contract secures Arriva’s position in the Polish rail market

Arriva Group has signed a new contract in Poland for rail transport in the mid-north of the country’s Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship region.

The new contract will see Arriva transport passengers in the region for the next eight years, starting from 2023 and running up until 2030.   At the signing, local government representatives were present alongside Arriva’s management team.

The contract was awarded in recognition of the strength of Arriva’s tender which responds to the needs of the passenger transport authority in the region and, most importantly, for passengers who will enjoy continuity of service with Arriva.

Arriva acknowledges that its experience in the region would have been a positive factor in the decision to award this new contract.  Commenting on the recent win, Sian Leydon, Arriva Group’s Managing Director for Mainland Europe, said:-  “I’m delighted that Arriva has been successful in winning this contract in Poland.  We have demonstrated long-standing success in rail operations in the region and this award provides continuity for passengers and for our colleagues within Arriva.  We look forward to working closely with the local government to share our expertise in passenger transport across Europe and ensure sustainable growth of rail transport in this part of Poland”.

The region of Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship was the first in Poland to open up the passenger rail transport market to competition. Over the last 15 years, Arriva has worked in close co-operation with the local government, demonstrating how effective a public/private partnership can be, especially when both organisations share a vision for effective transportation which connects communities in the right way.

Arriva has always prided itself on delivering high levels of commitment which comes from a great working culture.  Employees demonstrate this commitment in their day-to-day roles and take pride in the service they provide to passengers.  Furthermore, punctuality and modern standards of transportation are amongst the reasons why Arriva remains a popular choice and amongst the best-rated in Poland. 

Arriva expects to intensify its growth activities and continue to invest in passenger service initiatives. The contract brings stability and continuity for the years ahead.

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About Arriva

Arriva is a leading provider of passenger transport across Europe, employing around 40,000 people and delivering around 1.2 billion passenger journeys across 13 European countries. We are part of Deutsche Bahn (DB), one of the world’s leading passenger and logistics companies. With buses, trains, coaches, trams, waterbuses, car and bike-­­­sharing systems, as well as on-demand transport solutions, Arriva proudly connects people and communities safely, reliably and sustainably, delivering these services in a better way, every day. Arriva has operations in the Czech Republic, Croatia, Denmark, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and the United Kingdom.  For further information:

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Left: Piotr Halupczok - Country Managing Director Arriva Poland  Right: Piotr Całbecki – Marshal of the Kujawsko-Pomorskie Voivodeship: Poland Rail Contract Signing

Left: Piotr Halupczok - Country Managing Director Arriva Poland Right: Piotr Całbecki – Marshal of the Kujawsko-Pomorskie Voivodeship

Poland Rail Contract Signing 2

Poland Rail Contract Signing 2