First phase of Guernsey fleet replacement approved

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Funding of £1.84m for the replacement of 12 of Guernsey’s buses has been approved, the BBC has reported.

The States voted for the first part of a phased replacement of the fleet by 2020, at a cost of £6.75m. As part of the move, up to 27 of the current buses will be refurbished by CT Plus, which operates the service.

While the service is run by the operator, the buses are owned by the States, which purchased 33 vehicles in 2003.

During discussion of the plans, some concerns were raised about the size of the current buses and the Environment Department was urged to take this into account when tendering for the new fleet.