Guernsey's new bus fleet shouldn't be affected by the collapse of the company which produced them.
The island had bought some new 'StreetVibes' from Wrightbus, which this week announced it is in administration, with 1,500 jobs at risk, mainly in Northern Ireland.
Among its most iconic productions was the London red double decker Routemaster bus, but the company was also booked to make buses for CT Plus which runs Guernsey's bus services.
Pictured: Boris Johnson with a Routemaster he ordered for London.
Traffic and Highway Services has confirmed the island currently has 34 StreetVibes vehicles in operation, which were all bought from Wrightbus. There are no outstanding orders so the fact that Wrightbus is going into administration will have no impact on Guernsey's bus service or the delivery of any new vehicles.
While the buses previously bought from Wrightbus will be subject to ongoing maintenance contracts, THS said alternative arrangements for the sourcing of replacement parts will be investigated as necessary.
"The current status of the company may impact on certain elements of existing warranties (particularly on the latest batch of vehicles received) but this will become clearer as the situation develops. It is unlikely to impact on operations.
"Traffic and Highway Services are working closely with CT Plus to ensure that all necessary arrangements are put in place to keep the fleet of StreetVibes fully operational."
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