Bus service contracts for Kerava awarded

HSL awarded bus service contracts for Kerava bus routes 5, 8, 633, 738 and 973 on 4 March. The contracts were awarded to Veolia Transport Helsinki Oy and Veolia Transport Vantaa Oy. The new contracts will come into effect on 11 August 2014.

Route kilometers of the routes amount to 1.6 million a year and 16 vehicles are needed to operate the services on weekdays. The contract term is 5 years with an option to extend for up to 3 years. Six operators submitted in total six bids.

As of August, bus services in Kerava will be organized using a new contract model in which the operator plans the timetables according to routes and service level guidelines determined by HSL. The new contract model encourages operators to provide as high quality of service as possible in an efficient way. The operator compensation paid by HSL will increase after the first year of the contract if passenger numbers increase.

Thanks to the new contracts, 11 new low-floor vehicles will enter into service in Kerava at the beginning of 2015. All new buses will be E6 compliant with significantly lower local emissions than the current buses.

All new buses will be equipped with air conditioning, ignition interlocks, automatic fire extinguishing system and driving style monitoring system. Camera surveillance improves the safety of drivers and passengers.  In addition, the buses will be equipped with an ESP (Electronic Stabilization Program).

Routes and operators as of 11 August 2014

Route Current operator New operator
5 Korsisaari-yhtiöt, Taksikuljetus Oy, Veolia Transport Vantaa Oy Veolia Transport Vantaa Oy and Veolia Transport Helsinki Oy
8 Taksikuljetus Oy Veolia Transport Vantaa Oy and Veolia Transport Helsinki Oy
633 Veolia Transport Vantaa Oy Veolia Transport Vantaa Oy and Veolia Transport Helsinki Oy
738 Veolia Transport Vantaa Oy Veolia Transport Vantaa Oy and Veolia Transport Helsinki Oy
973 Veolia Transport Vantaa Oy Veolia Transport Vantaa Oy and Veolia Transport Helsinki Oy


 

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