Arriva Secures new bus contracts in Czech Republic

Arriva has been awarded 14 separate bus contracts in the first competitive public tender for Central Bohemia, the largest region of the Czech Republic

Arriva Secures new bus contracts in Czech Republic

Sunderland, United Kingdom- Arriva plc., a British public transport company, has been secures 14 separate bus contracts in the first competitive public tender for the Central Bohemia region of Czech Republic, which sees the company securing its operations there for a further 10-years.

Arriva has substantial expertise in Central Bohemia, where it has been a bus operator since 2009.  Its existing fleet of 300 buses will be rebranded in the colours of the Prague and Central Bohemia passenger transport authority.  In addition, Arriva will add 163 new vehicles in to the fleet, bringing the total fleet size to 463.  The fleet will receive 40 new buses this year, with the remaining arriving in 2024.

The new contracts will begin in December 2024 and will be for a period of ten years, with an annual value of €50 million.  Arriva will operate 34.1 million km per year under the new contracts, accounting for 42% of the whole region.

Sian Leydon, Managing Director for Mainland Europe, said that, This is a significant victory for our business in the Czech Republic, securing our long-standing reputation as one of the country's major operators of public transport services.  We are thrilled to have secured our future in Central Bohemia, which is the largest region in Czech and surrounds the capital city of Prague.  We look forward to continuing to provide sustainable and contemporary public transport services for the benefit of passengers in collaboration with local governments.

Mladoboleslavsko, Podebradsko, Kutnohorska, Kostelecko, Caslavsko, Jilovsko, Pribramsko, Rozmitalsko, Horovicko, Berounsko, Stochovsko, Horomericko, Kladensko, and Hostivicko are among the regions receiving contracts in Central Bohemia.

Following recent success in the Czech rail business, Arriva was awarded a 15-year contract to operate in Pilsen and a 10-year contract for South Moravia.

About Arriva Group

Arriva is a leading provider of passenger transport across Europe, employing around 35,500 people and delivering around 1.5 billion passenger journeys across 10 European countries. We are part of Deutsche Bahn (DB), one of the leading passenger and logistics companies. With buses, trains, coaches, trams, waterbuses, bike-sharing systems, and on-demand transport solutions.