Keolis Zweden krijgt nieuw dubbeldekker buscontract in Göteborg gegund

Keolis heeft een nieuw contract gekregen voor het exploiteren van een pendeldienst tussen Göteborg en Boras, over een afstand van 65 km. De fossielvrije dubbeldeksbussen op biodiesel bieden een dienst tot 1,3 miljoen passagiers per jaar. Met dit nieuwe contract versterkt de Groep haar aanwezigheid in Zweden, waar zij exploiteert 1.700 fossielvrije bussen door het hele land.
On 28 November 2019, Västtrafik, the Swedish public transport authority, awarded Keolis Sverige, the Keolis Group’s subsidiary in Sweden, a new contract to operate the commuter bus service between Gothenburg and Boras, two large cities in the west of the country. The 10½-year contract, due to start in December 2020, reinforces the Group’s presence in Sweden where it has been based since 2003 and operates 1,700 fossil-free buses.
Gothenburg is Sweden’s second largest city with over 550,000 inhabitants. Boras, with over 65,000 inhabitants, lies 70km east of Gothenburg. The commuter bus network, which spans over 65km, will serve 1.3 million passengers per year. The new double-deck fossil-free biodiesel buses will be introduced to the network to replace the existing fleet. Each bus will be able to carry up to 80 passengers and will be equipped with modern commodities such as charging points, Wi-Fi and comfortable seating. New parking for the buses will be set up in Boras and the Keolis depot in Gothenburg will be reinforced to carry out maintenance on the buses.
“We are very pleased with the trust placed in us by Västtrafik, with whom we cooperate in other cities in the country,” says Arnaud Van Troeyen, Deputy CEO International at Keolis. “We look forward to running this new fossil-free bus commuter service, drawing on our experience with double deck buses in France, Belgium and the US to provide passengers with a shared, comfortable and environmentally-friendly commuting experience.”