64 new-generation VDL Citeas for Arriva in North Brabant

Arriva is expanding its fleet in North Brabant East with 64 new electric buses from VDL Bus & Coach. Arriva is responding to a target set by the province of North Brabant for emission-free public transport by 2030. 

VDL Bus & Coach is supplying Arriva with 40 new-generation VDL Citeas LF-122 and four articulated LF-181 buses. These vehicles will mainly be used for public transport in the city of Tilburg. VDL is also supplying 20 Citea LE-135s for use on HOV lines between Uden-Veghel-Eindhoven and Uden-Veghel-Den Bosch. 

“With this expansion of our bus fleet, we are taking an important step towards our zero-emission ambitions,” says Jan Pieter Been, regional director, Arriva South. “As one of the largest public transport operators in the Netherlands, we have a name to uphold. We need to lead the way for our travellers, our drivers and our clients. This is why we have set ourselves the goal of being fully carbon-neutral as early as 2027.

“We will achieve 90 per cent of this through the transition to zero emissions and the last 10 per cent by offsetting.”