On Tuesday, new buses MAN Lion’s City CNG drove into the streets of Vilnius City. The Municipality of Vilnius City has acquired 18 new buses and is planning to buy other 31 buses by the end of the year. The renewal of the bus fleet of Vilnius City cost 18 million Litas (including VAT). It is supposed, that 6 thousand passengers of the Capital’s public transport will try them during the first working day.
The biggest part of the money was received from EU funds and the other part was given by the Municipality of Vilnius City. Residents of Vilnius and visitors of the city travelling by the bus routes 10, 22, 26, 37, 50 will be able to use the new buses already from Tuesday.
All the buses are low-deck, of the standard 12-metre length, powered by compressed natural gas. Each of them is equipped with six roof-mounted cylinders with a capacity of about 250-260 cubic metres of natural gas. It is enough for carrying passengers through the city for all day long.
The Minister of Transport and Communications Rimantas Sinkevicius commended the Capital’s leaders saying: ‘It’s great that the Municipality initiates actions and takes care of the citizens. I would also encourage the leaders of other cities to move faster’- said Mr. R. Sinkevicius. The Minister promised that the Ministry of Transport and Communications would also help to renew the transport fleets to the Municipalities of Kaunas, Klaipeda, Siauliai and Panevezys Cities.