Arriva wins Slovakian bus contract

Arriva has announced that it has signed a new ten-year contract to serve Bratislava in Slovakia with suburban bus transport.

Operations begin on 15 November and will include 220 new buses, with 120 of those delivered for the start of the contract and the remaining 100 buses delivered by May 2022. Arriva is also creating a number of new driver jobs, in addition to offering employment to drivers with the incumbent operator.

As part of the new agreement, Arriva will bring modernised services equipped with free wifi, USB chargers, air conditioning and accessibility features like low-flooring for wheelchair access and voice information for the visually impaired.

Arriva is considered the leading private bus operator in Slovakia with 1,350 vehicles and 2,700 employees across five transport companies.

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