Ruter expands collaboration with Nobina by exercising option for additional electric buses
Ruter has chosen to expand its collaboration with Nobina in conjunction with the exercise of an option for 14 electric articulated buses to operate on route 23 between Lysaker and Simensbråten. The option is an addendum to the contract secured by Nobina in June 2022, when Nobina secured a renewed and extended contract to operate and develop city transport services in Oslo and the surrounding areas.
The option for 14 scheduled electric articulated buses means route 23 will be fully electrified when services begin operating in December 2023, and is part of Nobina’s promise to always provide passengers with sustainable travel. In total, the contract between Nobina and Ruter encompasses 70 scheduled vehicles, with the option representing a 25-percent increase on the original 56 scheduled vehicles.
“I am pleased that Ruter has chosen to exercise and award Nobina this option for electric articulated buses. We look forward to expanding our collaboration with Ruter and working together to provide Oslo residents with even more opportunities for sustainable, safe and welcoming journeys,” says Jan Volsdal, Managing Director of Nobina Norway.