Arriva’s Hungarian business has signed a new contract with the Budapest Passenger Transport Authority, Budaprest Közlekedési Központ, to operate services across the city. The passenger transport company already operates a significant part of the public bus services in Budapest and following a competitive tender, the company will continue with a ten-year awarded contract with the option to extend by a further two years.Arriva’s experience in sustainable transport solutions was a key component of the tender, combined with its strong track record in Budapest, where it has been one of the key operators for the last ten years. The company has also committed to purchasing 166 new buses with significantly improved environmental credentials, reducing emissions by 50%. The new, modern air-conditioned vehicles will also have additional capacity, with each bus able to carry ten per cent more passengers than before, representing an additional six people per vehicle.Arriva is a leading provider of passenger transport across Europe, employing around 40,000 people and delivering around 1.2 billion passenger journeys across 13 European countries. It is part of Deutsche Bahn, one of the world’s leading passenger and logistics companies.