First pure electric ‘emission free’ buses hit the streets on Arriva Route 312

  
  

This week saw the introduction to Croydon’s streets of the first pure electric ‘emission free’ buses.

The initiative by Transport for London (TfL), Arriva London and UK bus manufacturer Optare saw two of the latest electric buses introduced to the capital’s fleet.

The two Optare MetroCity buses are now in service on route 312, operated by Arriva London, between South Croydon and Norwood Junction. The bus route is used by around 4,700 passengers a day. Passengers travelling on these buses will benefit from much lower noise and vibration levels compared to regular buses with diesel engines.

The Buses deliver significant air quality benefits due to zero tail pipe emissions at the point of use, resulting in lower overall carbon emissions. The new technology should deliver significant maintenance and running cost savings compared to conventional diesel single deck buses.

These new electric buses are the latest addition to Europe’s greenest bus fleet and will increase TfL’s and Arriva London’s experience and understanding of this relatively new technology.

The buses take around five hours to fully charge overnight, or two hours using fast charge technology, and have a range of up to 100 miles depending on operating conditions.

Peter Batty, Arriva London Commercial Director, said: “Electric buses are at the cutting edge of transport technology to improve air quality and everyone involved with route 312 at our garage in South Croydon is looking forward to operating the buses in what is the Year of the Bus.”

  
  

Tags:   News
Published : Thu 11th Dec. 2014
Related archived articles
Published : Thu 22nd Sep. 2016 - Thu 27th Oct. 2016
 
The Arriva London’s Heritage Fleet helps serve up the longest lunch

It’s at this time of the year that The London Restaurant Festival celebrates the culinary delights of the city, with all manner of special events showcasing the great eateries across the capital.

Arriva London’s Route 253 converts to New Routemasters

The new buses were initially delivered from Wrightbus in Northern Ireland to Arriva’s North London Edmonton garage, where they were checked and prepared for going into service.

November the 12th will see Arriva London double its presence in the Lord Mayor’s Show

We will have a much larger presence in the parade this year, with the introduction of our Platinum Payroll Giving bus HV64 to accompany RMC 1464.

Arriva London introduces twenty-two new buses for the new route 450 contract

The new contract has seen the introduction of twenty-two new Euro 6 compliant Wrightbus StreetLite single-deck buses, the first to be introduced to Arriva London’s fleet.

Golden Bus from Arriva London for children’s cancer charity Momentum

Momentum held the Family Fun Day picnic and the Golden Bus Trip for around a dozen families that it supports, who have children currently undergoing cancer treatment or who are in remission.

 

Please wait...

 

Delivered by CSN MCL / All content copyright © 2007 - 2017 original copyright holders, except where individually stated. All rights reserved. E&OE.