HCT Group has announced the sale of its Channel Island businesses – LibertyBus in Jersey and CT Plus in Guernsey – to Tower Transit.
Tower Transit is part of Australia’s largest integrated multi-modal transport provider and tourism operator, Kelsian Group Limited.
“We are very proud of the work we’ve done in Jersey and Guernsey and we believe that the services there could not be in better hands” said Lynn McClelland, HCT Group Chief Executive. “Tower Transit and Kelsian are noted for their high-quality services, their international reach and resources and their extensive experience with electrification of bus services and other sustainable technologies, currently high on everybody’s agenda.
“It has been a pleasure and a privilege to serve the people of both Jersey and Guernsey for the past ten years. We are grateful to the Government of Jersey and States of Guernsey for the spirit of partnership that has characterised our work together. We are certain that we leave behind a strong foundation for the future development of the bus service.”
Samuel Ribeiro, Managing Director of Tower Transit, said: “The Group are delighted to take over the reins of both LibertyBus in Jersey and CT Plus in Guernsey and thank HCT Group for their commitment to the Channel Islands over the years and their positive collaboration with the Government of Jersey and States of Guernsey.
“Our aim is to maintain a business-as-usual approach whilst drawing on the experience and capabilities of the Group in the future. We proudly serve several Island communities in Australia and look forward to extending this high-quality service to the people of Jersey and Guernsey.”
Kevin Hart, Director of Channel Islands, said: “We are confident that the transition will occur without any disruption to services and that there are no plans to change routes or tickets or branding. The aim is to maintain the existing teams in place with their extensive local experience and track record of success.”