Vilnius City Council is discussing plans to buy over 100 new buses to update its public transport fleet.

Officials are reported to be preparing to publish an international tender for 100 two-axle and 50 three-axle low-floor buses.

If the purchase goes ahead, it would update 40 per cent of the municipality’s fleet.

‘Upgrading public transport upgrade is one of the priority tasks,’ said Remigijus Šimašius, the mayor of Vilnius.

The contract spans a period of 8 years, during which the winning contractor will have provide bus maintenance and repair.