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First-ever zero emission bus fleet in West Yorkshire unveiled

13/10/2020

The first-ever zero emission bus fleet in West Yorkshire has been unveiled in Leeds.

Gateshead council welcomes ‘futuristic’ electric bus fleet

30/11/2020

The North East’s first carbon-neutral fully electric bus fleet is being introduced onto the streets of Gateshead, the local authority has announced.

Transdev invests £2.4m to launch East Lancashire bus network

22/04/2021

North of England bus operator Transdev is investing £2.4m in an all-new fleet of 23 North West-built Strata Ultra buses from manufacturer Mellor as it prepares to launch a new network of routes across East Lancashire.

Aberdeen’s hydrogen bus fleet notches up first 100,000 miles

27/04/2021

First Aberdeen and Aberdeen City Council are celebrating this week after their hydrogen double-decker bus fleet notched up its first 100,000 miles of operation.

Hereford set to introduce a fleet of electric buses

08/06/2021

The Government has announced the latest round of towns deals, which will see 26 towns across England share over £600m.

Liverpool City Region to double planned hydrogen bus fleet to 40

10/06/2021

Liverpool City Region’s planned hydrogen bus fleet could double in size, according to the combined authority.

First fully electric double decker buses arrive in Edinburgh

29/06/2021

Edinburgh has received its first fully electric double decker buses, thanks to major funding from SP Energy Networks working in partnership with Lothian Buses.

First shortlist unveiled for £120m zero emission buses funding

07/07/2021

The Department for Transport (DfT) has announced its first shortlist from the Zero Emission Bus Regional Areas (ZEBRA) scheme, providing £120m to support the roll-out of zero emission buses across England.

Fresh livery for vaccination shuttle buses in Manchester

08/07/2021

Shuttle buses decked out in new livery are ready to hit the road in Manchester, ferrying people from south-central neighbourhoods to the Belle Vue vaccination centre.

Reading council submits expression of interest for electric buses

12/07/2021

Reading Borough Council has submitted an official expression of interest to the Government’s Zero Emission Bus Regional Area fund (ZEBRA) to roll out electric buses across Reading.

Council mini-buses converted to mobile COVID testing units

13/07/2021

Two Glasgow City Council mini-buses have been converted into mobile COVID testing units which will offer rapid tests to people without symptoms.

Birmingham gets first hydrogen bus

28/07/2021

Birmingham City Council has unveiled the first of its 20 new hydrogen buses, which are set to be in operation later this year.

Leicester’s green buses get Blues’ names ahead of Wembley trip

09/08/2021

A fleet of electric buses that have brought cleaner, greener travel to Leicester are now bearing the names of the players who helped win the FA Cup for the city for the first time.

Your route to minibus procurement

09/09/2021

Minibuses are an important and flexible part of your fleet, but the procurement process can be daunting. Crown Commercial Service is here to help you source a minibus that meets your needs.

Wrightbus to showcase two new zero-emission buses

21/09/2021

The manufacturer of the world’s first hydrogen-powered double deck bus will unveil two new single deck zero-emission buses at the Millbrook Proving Ground this week.

Solihull trials autonomous shuttle bus

27/09/2021

Solihull has become one of the first places in the UK to see driverless vehicles take to its roads as part of new passenger trials.

Government criticised for ‘slow progress’ in zero-emissions buses rollout

20/10/2021

The UK’s three bus manufacturers today joined forces to urge the Government to speed up its rollout of 4,000 UK-made zero-emissions buses, ‘parking the bus’ in Westminster to drive home the point.

‘Carbon Battle Bus’ rolls into Tees Valley

22/10/2021

A 100% electric ‘Carbon Battle Bus’ rolled into the Tees Valley this week, just 24 hours after the region was selected by the Government to lead the UK’s net zero ambitions.

Government ‘must step in’ to deliver on 4,000 zero-emission buses promise

25/10/2021

A transport charity is calling for more to be done to deliver a zero-emission bus fleet as figures reveal only a tiny proportion of buses on the road are currently electric.

Go-Ahead Group calls for bus decarbonisation roadmap

27/10/2021

One of Britain’s largest bus operators has welcomed news of funding for transport schemes in the Autumn Budget but urges a clear roadmap for decarbonisation of the national bus fleet.

Chancellor confirms £9.5m funding to electrify Kent CC’s Fastrack fleet

28/10/2021

Chancellor Rishi Sunak yesterday confirmed as part of the spending review that £9.5m will be awarded to Kent County Council from the Department for Transport’s ZEBRA fund.

Council plans to have fully electric bus fleet by 2030

01/11/2021

Leicester City Council has set out how it plans to have an entirely electric fleet of buses by 2030.

Derry to have zero-emission bus fleet by 2023

05/11/2021

Derry will become one of the first cities in the UK and Ireland to have a fully zero emission bus fleet after receiving a £30m funding boost.

Greater Manchester plans carbon neutral transport network

09/11/2021

Greater Manchester has set out its ambition to become the first city-region with a carbon neutral transport network.

Councils warn investment in bus services is vital to meet climate targets

10/11/2021

The Government must fully fund the concessionary bus fares scheme if councils are to decarbonise fleets, the Local Government Association (LGA) has warned.

Bus operators warn of £5bn funding gap

26/11/2021

Bus operators have warned of a multi-billion-pound funding gap between plans by local authorities and bus operators to improve services and the funding promised by the Government.

The role of hydrogen buses in decarbonisation

21/12/2021

Nick Power, hydrogen business development manager – EMEA, Haskel Hydrogen Systems Group, looks at the role of hydrogen buses in decarbonisation.

Coventry set to welcome 130 zero-emission double decker buses

19/01/2022

A fleet of 130 zero-emission double decker buses will be introduced next year as part of a £140m project to make Coventry the UK’s first all-electric bus city.

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