21st Century Technology has announced a three-year bus systems and services contract with Abellio.
With immediate effect, 21st Century will supply and install CCTV and associated communication technology on all new Abellio buses and provide technical support services to Abellio’s existing fleet of approximately 900 buses operating in and around London.
The first order for 23 new vehicles has been received and, depending upon the actual number of buses delivered over the period, the value of the contract is expected to be approximately £2.5m.
Russ Singleton, 21st Century’s CEO, said: “We are delighted that Abellio has chosen 21st Century to provide new systems, upgrades and ongoing support services for its bus fleet based in and around London.
“From our Croydon operations centre, we are ideally placed to respond quickly as we have replacement equipment, spares and component stocks along with technical training and support facilities.”
Mark Wallace, Group Procurement at Abellio, commented: “We have chosen 21st Century to be our technical services partner, based on their innovative approach to supporting and upgrading all our on-board systems. This will provide a real boost for our UK bus operations.”