Arriva has won a new contract worth €259million in Lisbon to operate 350 buses on 116 routes in the districts of Almada, Seixal and Sesimbra. The contract includes 43 new routes, plus additional frequencies across the whole network, providing a significant boost to local communities.
The move sees Arriva reduce its operational focus in the city from nine districts to three, as part of a re-organisation of transport operations by the passenger transport authority, AML.
Arriva’s fleet will be fitted with wi-fi, mobile ticketing technology and video surveillance, representing an investment of €50million.
“We have a long track record of providing high quality sustainable transport services in the region and by consolidating our operations we can provide a highly efficient, higher frequency service across both peak and non-peak times of the day and also launch 43 new routes to ensure a really comprehensive offering for the communities who rely on us,” says Jana Siber, Arriva group managing director for mainland Europe.