Arriva wins €247m Slovenian contract

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Bojan Kumer, Slovenian Minister of the Environment, Climate and Energy with Bo Karlsson, CEO of Arriva Slovenia. ARRIVA


Arriva Slovenia has been awarded a renewed and expanded contract to run regional public transport services across large parts of the country in an agreement that will see the operator grow its market share by more than 4% for its regional bus operations. The new contract will serve the Slovenian regions of Gorenjska in the north, Podravska in the north-east, Osrednjeslovenska in the central part of the country and Obalno-kraška in the west. It is the single largest bus contract ever awarded in Slovenia.

The new contract starts on 1 July next year, and is worth approximately €274 million over its five-year term and has the option to be extended for a further three years. Arriva is expected to operate nearly 300 vehicles travelling more than 24 million kilometres – an increase of 8% over the previous mileage. Around 750 employees will deliver the expanded services.

Arriva Group Managing Director for Mainland Europe Sian Leydon said: “This is a fantastic win for our team in Slovenia. Being awarded the largest single bus contract ever is something to be incredibly proud of and is testament to our excellent reputation and the success of our business in Slovenia. We have a strong track-record of delivering reliable and sustainable bus travel throughout the country and I’m proud of the team and what has been achieved. We can now look to the future with confidence in Slovenia.”

Regional routes form a large proportion of Arriva Slovenia’s overall operations in the country, representing 85% of its business there.

DB-owned Arriva continues to operate in the Czech Republic, Croatia, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain as well as the United Kingdom.