New proceedings, new transport contracts, new lines. ZTM has invited tenders for more than PLN 300 million

Publication date: 23.12.2022

The Metropolitan Transport Authority (ZTM) has invited tenders to serve the network of connections. This time the proceedings comprises at least 25 million vehicle-kilometres, for which performance almost 40 buses will be necessary. Because of the signed contracts the connections will be ensured on 17 lines in 16 cities - including Chorzów, Dąbrowa Górnicza, Gliwice, Katowice, Mikołów, Mysłowice, Orzesze, Rudziniec, Siemianowice Śląskie, Sosnowiec, Świętochłowice, Tychy, Wyry, and Zabrze. An approximate value of the procurement amounts to PLN 308 million.

The finalisation of the tender proceedings will allow to start new lines

The transport organiser specifies 3 main reasons for inviting tenders. The first is the willingness to start new bus lines. They include two of the flag ZTM project, that is metropolitan lines. This time the assumptions comprise line M12, which route would pass from Katowice through Mikołów and Łaziska Górne to Wyry, and M13, which would connect Katowice and Mysłowice with the economic zone in Sosnowiec. The second reason consists in the necessity to secure a pool of transport work for changes planned next year in the system of connections - both in Silesia and in Zagłębie. As the third reason of inviting tenders the ZTM representatives indicate the willingness to relieve municipal transport enterprises of the burden due to their difficult personnel situation in the group of drivers.

Carriers can submit tenders till the 27th of January 2023. Because of the fact, that two segments (areas) have been separated in the tender proceedings, two contracts will be awarded. Contracts will be effective from the 1st of June 2023 for 8 years. Their total transport work reaches nearly 25 million vehicle-kilometres. This is one of the biggest proceedings in the country. And it does not have to finish on this figure, because the tender documentation predicts an option, that is potential increasing of the order.

New transport contracts mean also higher standards

The proceedings for the serving of connections network announced by the ZTM from the beginning of the year take into account higher standards in the urban transport. The new transport contracts, signed after the tender proceedings finalisation, oblige the carriers over time to make increasingly universal such solutions as monitoring, air conditioning, heating, WiFi, appropriate lighting, alcolocks, passenger information system, or the equipment to support bicycles as well as wheelchairs and prams.

 

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