Tågkompaniet and Nobina sign agreements for bus-for-rail services

Tågkompaniet and Nobina have signed agreements for bus-for-rail services with respect to rail traffic in Norrbotten, Västerbotten, Jämtland, Västernorrland, Gävleborg and Värmland counties, in Sweden. The agreements, which enter into force on 18 April 2017, extend until 2024 at the latest. The agreements function as a framework and, since the contract includes both unscheduled and scheduled bus-for-rail services, it is not possible to establish the contract value based on volumes and other details.

“Nobina has demonstrated expertise and skill in scheduling and implementing bus-for-rail services in a customer-oriented and efficient manner. Thus, when selecting a partner, the choice fell on Nobina. We look forward to, together with Nobina, offer traffic services that exceeds our customers’ expectations when the trains are unable to run,” says Mats Gustafsson CEO of Tågkompaniet.

Nobina possesses long experience of successfully operating bus-for-rail services. Nobina’s bus-for-rail offering comprises a carefully designed service in which, among other things, Nobina’s central 24/7 traffic management resources are used in order to provide Tågkompaniet with the best possible assistance in terms of both scheduled bus-for-rail services as well as rapid intervention in the case of rail traffic disruptions. In addition to traffic management, Nobina will cooperate with subcontractors in those areas in which Nobina currently does not operate.

“We look forward to collaborating with Tågkompaniet. Nobina operates bus traffic over large parts of Sweden – a factor which makes us well-equipped for finding solutions promptly and efficiently in all situations. With our bus-for-rail services solution, together with Tågkompaniet we will ensure the provision of the entire journey for the passenger – irrespective of whether ordinary daytime travel is involved or whether it’s a matter of dimensioning bus-for-rail services in the case of disruption,” says Jan Bosaeus, Managing Director at Nobina Sverige AB.

Tågkompaniet, which provide services on behalf of PTAs, operates 56,000 train departures and carries out approximately 5 million journeys per year.

As a supplier of bus-for-rail service solutions on behalf of a number of customers in the Nordic countries, Nobina is, thanks to its experience and major scale, able to offer locally customised, comprehensive solutions with 24/7 support.

The information comprises such as Nobina AB (publ) is obliged to publicly disclose pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation and the Securities Market Act. Through the above contact person, the information was submitted for publication at 12.50 CET on 13 February 2017.

For further information, please contact:
Annika Molander, Communications Director Nobina AB, +46 733 55 06 16
Henrik Birath, Sales manager at Nobina Sverige, +46 70-187 29 01

About Nobina
Nobina is the largest and most experienced public bus transport service provider in the Nordic region. The Company’s expertise in prospecting, tendering and active management of public bus transport contracts in combination with long-term delivery quality makes Nobina an industry leader in terms of profitability, development and initiatives that promote a healthier industry. Every day, Nobina ensures that more than one million people arrive at work, school or other activities by delivering contracted public bus transport services in Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark. In addition, Nobina offers express bus services under the Swebus brand in the Swedish market. The Company has sales in excess of SEK 8 billion (2015/16), approximately 10,000 employees, and is headquartered in Solna, Stockholm. For more information, see Nobina’s website: www.nobina.com

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