NatEx expects € from new contract

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National Express’ Spanish and Moroccan division, ALSA, has been awarded a major contract in the cities of Rabat, Salé and Temara, Morocco.

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The 500-bus contract, expected to secure €1b revenue, is planning to carry 109m passengers a year across 61 routes.

It is initially for 15 years, with an option of a seven-year extension, with services commencing within a year. 

 Dean Finch, National Express Group Chief Executive, says: “I am delighted we have secured this major new bus contract in Morocco. We have been steadily growing our presence in Morocco as part of our strategy to expand in rapidly growing urban areas, helping to diversify our earnings.”

“It is particularly pleasing that our track record for service excellence in Morocco played a significant part in this successful bid. We hope to build on this success and secure further expansion in the coming years.”