The Italian subsidiary of the German Deutsche Bahn, have launched a tender for a three-year framework agreement for the purchase of 550 buses. The new vehicles will be distributed throughout northern Italy, among the subsidiaries in Lombardy, Piedmont, Valle d’Aosta, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Veneto, as well as in Trieste and Como. The investment exceeds 123 million euros.

“It is a doubly important investment for Arriva Italia,” says Angelo Costa, CEO of Arriva Italia, “both for the size and because we are realizing it when it is essential to give a strong signal to relaunch the entire Italian economic and industrial system, including the local public transport sector. It is a courageous choice that makes me particularly proud. “

The new latest generation vehicles will be used in both urban and intercity routes. For urban vehicles, Arriva Italia let us know that “it was decided to focus on models with a full low-floor and powered by diesel or CNG engines with low environmental impact. Always powered by diesel or gas engines will also be the buses used in intercity routes. “

The tender is organized into ten batches, each corresponding to a specific type of bus. Each lot will be separately awarded with a specific framework agreement for a total of 123.815 million euros with delivery 12 months from the date of the order.

The Arriva group companies that will benefit from the tender are: Arriva SAVDA (Val D’Aosta), Arriva SADEM (Turin), Arriva SAB (Bergamo and Lecco), Arriva SIA (Brescia), Arriva KM (Cremona), SAF Autoservizi FVG (Udine), Arriva Veneto and the subsidiaries ASF (Como) and Trieste Trasporti.
The deadline for submitting offers is 31 July 2020.