Nobina secures contract for first electric articulated buses in the Helsinki region

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Nobina has secured a new contract, valued at more than EUR 127 million, from HSL to operate and develop city transport services in Helsinki and Vantaa. The contract is a further initiative to offer sustainable public transport services and includes the first electric articulated buses in the Helsinki region. The contract extends for a total of seven years with an option to extend for three additional years.

Nobina already has well-established operations in the Helsinki region and several contracts with HSL. HSL and Nobina are working together to create sustainable and attractive public transport services. The new contract will expand services by a total of 68 scheduled buses, of which 58 will operate solely on electricity. These include 40 electric articulated buses, which will be the first of their kind to operate in the Helsinki region.

We are delighted that HSL, with its clear focus on the environment and sustainability, has given us this opportunity to jointly continue to operate and develop public transport services that meet the needs of society,” says Petri Auno, Managing Director Nobina Oy.

Services are scheduled to start in August 2021.

The award decision can be appealed until 16 July 2020.

For further information, please contact:
David Erixon, Head of Public Affairs & Communication, Nobina, +46 72 967 02 84
Mattias Gelinder, Head of IR, Nobina, +46 72 967 02 61

About Nobina
Nobina is the largest and most experienced public 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 the industry leader in terms of profitability, development and initiatives that promote a healthier industry. Every day, Nobina ensures that close to 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 special public transport services under the brand Samtrans in the Swedish market. The company has sales of close to SEK 11 billion (2019/20), 11,700 employees and is headquartered in Solna, Stockholm. For more information, see Nobina’s website: