The Stockholm Regional Transport Authority has selected Serco and its Swedish partner Strömma Turism & Sjöfart AB for a contract to operate its new Line 84 ferry service.
The service, which will run between Strömkajen in Stockholm City and Ålstäket in Värmdö municipality, is expected to operate from April 2024—when it will be managed by Djurgårdens Färjetrafik AB (DFAB), the joint-venture between Serco and Strömma which already operates Line 82, the Djurgårdsfärjorna ferries between Slussen with Skeppsholmen and Djurgården. The current service, which was awarded to DFAB in 2013 and renewed last year, transports over two million passengers in Stockholm every year.
Serco‘s international experience of delivering public services including passenger transport coupled with Strömma’s local transport and sightseeing knowledge puts the customer’s needs at the heart of the services we deliver.
John Whitehurst, managing director of Serco’s UK and Europe Transport business, says: “Serco and Strömma are extremely proud of our long-standing relationship with Stockholm Regional Transport Authority, providing these vital ferry services which are important for both local public transport and Stockholm’s tourist sector. We are delighted to have been awarded a new contract for this new ferry service and look forward to delivering the same levels of service to that we have been providing on the Djurgårdsfärjorna ferries.
“Serco‘s international experience of delivering public services including passenger transport coupled with Strömma’s local transport and sightseeing knowledge puts the customer’s needs at the heart of the services we deliver. We hope that this continuing and productive partnership can lead to further transport agreements in the future.”
The contract is for an initial period of two years and extendable to four years,