Vilnius authorities plan to invest another 38.5 million euros for upgrading the public transport system and by 135 new buses. The Lithuanian capital will purchase electric and hybrid buses for the first time.
© DELFI / Lukas Bartkus

Five electric and 70 hybrid buses will join the fleet in Vilnius by 2020. The municipality also plans to buy 50 LNG-power buses and 10 smaller diesel buses. A tender for the purchase of new buses will be announced by the end of this year.

Vilnius authorities say that after the fleet upgrade the oldest buses will be five years old.

Part of the bus fleet in Vilnius has already been upgraded, with private carrier Transrevis and Latvia's Rigas Mikroautobusu Satiksme using 100 new buses, and Vilniaus Viešasis Transportas (Vilnius Public Transport) plans to acquire another 150 new buses and 41 trolleybuses by the end of this year.

Poland's Solaris Bus & Coach won a tender, announced last year, for the purchase of 150 buses in a 40.5 million-euro deal funded by Luminor. 15.8 million euros will be also paid for 21 Solaris trolleybuses.

The existing buses in Vilnius are powered by LNG and diesel.

BNS
It is prohibited to copy and republish the text of this publication without a written permission from UAB „BNS“.
Leave a comment
or for anonymous commenting click here
By posting, you agree to terms
Read comments Read comments

Baltic States seek a single regional assessment

Ministers of finance of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, the European Commission and NASDAQ appealed...

LMT presents three digital service innovations at Baltic Mobile Congress

LMT (Latvian Mobile Telephone) is the telecommunications market leader in Latvia and a digital service...

CERN is considering the possibility of establishing business incubation centre

Last week, CERN delegation paid a visit to Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) Santaka Valley. The...

Israeli cloud services integrator chooses Vilnius for European base

TeraSky, a leading Israeli cloud solutions integrator, has just announced the opening of its European...

The popular French fashion brand „Gémo“ enters the Baltic States: first store in Lithuania – in 2019

The popular French fashion brand „Gémo“ entered the Baltic States - the first regional store was...