2018 Integrated Report – On track towards a better Railway

Development of business units

Environmental measures

Additional environmentally friendly buses

DB Arriva operates environmental friendly bus services in Great Britain, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia and the Czech Republic using 101 electric buses no. 63.

  • By the end of the year under review, a total of 79 electric buses were operated by DB Arriva in the Netherlands. By the end of 2019 this figure is expected to increase to 157.
    • All train and bus services in the Dutch province of Limburg will be electrified by DB Arriva by 2026 as part of the contract with the region. 24 new electric buses were brought into operation, bringing the total number of electric buses to over 40.
    • All public transport services in Maastricht will be completely electric by the end of 2019.
  • DB Arriva won a ten-year contract to operate a fleet of water buses in Copenhagen. Services start in January 2020 and the new buses will be electric-powered.

Use of green electricity

In the year under review, DB Arriva signed a three-year con­tract with SSE Business Energy that will see almost all its UK bus and rail stations, maintenance facilities and office buildings powered by 100% renewable electricity. This makes DB Arriva the first major transport operator in Great Britain to switch its electricity supply to 100% eco-power no. 1. DB Arriva will save about 27,000 tons of CO2 annually by using electricity from renewable sources. The contract with SSE Business includes a smart energy management service, which means employees can monitor on-site energy consumption using an online energy checking tool, and can therefore put effective energy-saving measures in place.