A Ballymena bus building firm, Wrightbus, have secured a £66m contract to build a new fleet of zero emission buses on behalf of Translink.
There will be 100 new buses brought into service over the next two years, consisting of twenty hydrogen-powered buses and eighty electric battery-powered buses – which will begin life as part of the Belfast and Londonderry area metro services.
Additionally 45 low emission buses will be built for use for Ulsterbus services.
Speaking following today’s announcement, North Antrim MLA Jim Allister said: “Great news for North Antrim in the Translink order for Wrightbus.
“Delighted to see a major local order going local to secure local jobs. The opportunity for Wrightbus to now prove itself as a leader in new technology buses must and will be grasped with both hands.
“Well done to all involved.”