Nobina to discontinue services in Nacka-Värmdö and Huddinge-Botkyrka in August 2011
The tender results of two public transport contracts in the Greater Stockholm area have now been announced. The decision made by the client, the public transport authority in Stockholm, SL, entails that Nobina Sverige will discontinue operations in Nacka-Värmdö and Huddinge-Botkyrka in August 2011.
The service contracts comprise a total of about 330 buses and concern about 1,100 individuals in the Nobina Group. Within SL, operational takeover applies, which means that employees are offered employment with new operators.
“Nobina participates in numerous tender processes each year, but is naturally disappointed by the decision made by SL pertaining to the service contracts in the Greater Stockholm area. Our assessment is that our tenders were highly competitive, both in terms of price levels and quality. We will continue to strive to develop public transport in the Nordic region and look forward to upcoming tender results this year,” says Ragnar Norbäck, President and CEO of Nobina AB.
For more information:
Please contact Ragnar Norbäck, President and CEO of Nobina AB, Tel: +46 (0)8-410 650 00.
We simplify people’s daily travel Nobina Sverige is currently responsible for nearly 30 percent of the public bus traffic in Sweden. The company operates line traffic on contract for clients throughout the country, for example, SL, Västtrafik and Skånetrafiken, as well as local contract traffic. Nobina Sverige has approximately 7,000 employees, 2,100 buses and annual sales of about SEK 4.5 billion. Each year, approximately 200 million passengers travel with Nobina Sverige.
The Nobina group is the largest company in the Nordic region within the area of public transport by bus, and its business concept is to simplify the customers' daily travel. The operations include contractual regional traffic in the Nordic region as well as inter-regional traffic. The Group consists of the operating companies Nobina Sverige and Swebus, Nobina Norge, Nobina Finland and Nobina Denmark. With approximately 260 million passengers per year, Nobina is one of the ten largest passenger transport companies in northern Europe.