Just over a week ago, Transdev took over bus services in Norrtälje in the northern part of Sweden’s capital Stockholm, on behalf of SL, the regional transit authority. In total, 250 drivers ensure that around 450,000 public transit journeys can be made each month within Norrtälje and between Norrtälje and the Technical University. Starting up a new bus contract is an extensive project and at the same time as the start-up, the old contract is being terminated, which means that there is a lot to coordinate.On the whole, the start-up has gone well, but there has been a bit of a break-in with new buses, new technology and some new temporary staff. Despite the initial problems with the signage on some buses, it feels great to be able to deliver a good public transport service with high accessibility from day one with nice fresh buses for our passengers and employees.In total, about 110 new Volvo buses, including 25 double-deckers, will run on the express line between Norrtälje and the Technical University in Stockholm city. In addition, five new electric buses were put into service. All buses run on fossil-free fuels, are accessible and offer good comfort for passengers with USB sockets at each seat and free WiFi. The buses also collect valuable data that can be processed to make traffic run more smoothly and to help buses arrive and depart on time.