Transdev Sweden has decided to donate eight buses to Ukraine that previously operated in Stockholm public transport and also ran for the PTA in Örebro. This is after the Traffic Administration in the Stockholm region asked if there were buses that could be donated.
It was when The Stockholm region PTA (SL) a short time ago asked its traffic operators if they had buses that could be spared in order to donate these to Ukraine that Transdev Sweden heeded the request. This resulted in a decision to donate eight buses that had previously been part of the business.
It feels very good to be able to do this for the Ukrainian people and we hope that more traffic operators will follow our example because the needs are very great
Anna Höjer, CEO of Transdev Sweden
The buses are of bogie type from Volvo and have previously been used as a replacement service for Roslagsbanan (rail) in northeastern Stockholm and in regular traffic between Örebro and Kumla. The buses have a capacity of 91 passengers (54 seated and 37 standing) and have run on HVO diesel but can also run on conventional diesel. The buses will be driven to Ukraine by staff from the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) during April.
The donation of buses to Ukraine from Transdev Sweden is another part of a series of relief efforts initiated by the Transdev Group since the invasion of Ukraine just over a year ago. Among other things, it has previously made sure to offer driver and mechanic training to Ukrainian refugees in France. In addition, the Transdev Group recently donated another 23 buses to serve as school transport for children in Ukraine following an initiative by the European Commission.