Bus Nordic

Bus Nordic is a collaboration between PTA and PTO national organizations and the capital regions in the Nordic countries. The aim is to establish a common set of bus requirements; recommended standard for the Nordic countries.

This document specifies common sector recommendations for a Nordic bus standard to be used when tendering. A bus which meets these recommendations shall be accepted and function equally well among the PTAs throughout the Nordic countries. 

The purpose is to drive vehicle development forward and, in a cost-effective way, create even more attractive buses suiting the needs of the passengers. Common fleet procurement specifications should lower the cost for tendering as well as simplifying movement of buses between cities and across borders.

Bus Nordic requirements are based on the ECE Regulation R 107. It specifies the functional and technical demands of a Nordic bus, which apply over and above current legislation where adaptations to Nordic conditions and passenger needs in the Nordic countries are necessary.  

Emphasis has been put on ensuring that a Nordic bus standard will not hinder competition or innovation. The requirements are made in such a way that the market can meet the demands today. 

The first version of Bus Nordic was published and implemented in the autumn 2018.

An updated version 1.1 of Bus Nordic was published in October 2019. 

Version 1.1 contains only editorial changes with the purpose to correct or clarify the existing requirements in version 1.0. A list of the adjusted requirements can be found under the heading Foreword on page 2 of the document.

For further information, please contact Mattias Adell, Swedish Public Transport Association or Lars AnnerbergThe Swedish Bus and Coach Federation.

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