Chamonix Bus, the ChamonixMont Blanc Valley network, which now transports more than 2.1 million passengers a year, is subject to huge seasonal variations in ridership and serves a very wide variety of passengers.
This new contract, which enters into force on August 3, 2015, includes very demanding targets in terms of service quality (for the Valleys inhabitants, seasonal residents and tourists), intermodal services and passenger information, cost containment, adaptation to the regions growth and sustainable development.
The new contract includes a significant new challenge: protect the quality of life while at the same time reducing the environmental impact of the Chamonix-Mont Blanc Valley urban transportation network. Starting in the first year of the contract, it will result in the introduction of small electric vehicles (2 electric minibuses) and standard hybrid vehicles (6 standard Euro 6 hybrid buses).
The multi-year investment plan makes further provision for the introduction of fully electric standard vehicles adapted to the specific mountain context.
Starting in 2015, the entire fleet of 17 to 38 vehicles depending on the time of the year will be fully compliant with the provisions of the European Atmosphere Protection Plan. The network will also be totally committed to an ambitious service quality approach leading to ISO 9001 and 14001 certification.
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