164 Citeas for Arriva
Arriva’s Dutch arm, Arriva Nederland, has signed a contract with VDL Bus & Coach for the delivery of 164 public transport buses for the Dutch concessions in East and West Brabant. The order consists of 89 VDL Citea LLE and 75 VDL Citea SLF. Arriva will provide the public transport in these two concessions from 14 December 2014.
Deputy Director of VDL Groep, Willem van der Leegte, said, ‘We are once again very proud to be able to deliver so many buses to Arriva Nederland. On a positive side note, many of these buses are destined for the province of North Brabant, the birthplace of VDL Groep. VDL Bus & Coach has been working with Arriva for years, and this good relationship has been confirmed numerous times in recent years. One example is Arriva Nederland’s 2012 order of no fewer than 275 buses for the Dutch concessions in Friesland and the northern part of South Holland. Then, too, there have been the international deliveries to Arriva in Sweden and Arriva Bus and Coach in Great Britain. Due to the fact that Arriva has chosen us as their partner for the maintenance and repairs for the duration of the concessions as well, we can continue to expand our already successful cooperation in the future.’