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Arriva Poland is divided into Bus and Rail operations.
Arriva operates bus services in the north and south of the country from 17 depots. The majority of services are regional and school transport, with some urban services.
Regional authorities can award bus contracts by tender or direct award, with competitive tendering not commonly used outside Warsaw. All contracts of more than threeyears must include a transport plan. State-owned companies operate rural, inter-urban and long distance services. Municipal bus operators run buses in towns and cities. Some cities are moving towards the creation of tendering authorities. Contracts tend to be gross cost in city operations, ranging from two to six years, whereas regional services operate on a commercial basis. The market is dominated by 167 state-owned companies and 140 municipal operators.
Operating in the north west of Poland, Arriva was the first private company to operate passenger rail services in the country.
The rail market in Poland is dominated by state and region-owned operators, however it is slowly opening to competitive tendering. A further example of the changes in the rail market concerns the creation of regional companies formed by the marshals. Regional rail provision has been devolved to the regions, while state-owned PKP remains responsible for mainline rail operations.
Przewozy Regionalne (PR) is owned by the 16 Voivodships (provinces). Each Voivodship decides whether to direct award services to PR or wholly owned regional companies or put services out to tender in their regions. Contracts are typically net cost contracts. Usually they are between one and three years.
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