New generation of green buses hit Warrington's streets

This Is Cheshire: Deputy Mayor of Warrington Clr Peter Carey, David Squire, managing director of Network Warrington and the bus company's chairman Maureen Banner with council leader Clr Terry O'Neill at the launch of the new eco buses Deputy Mayor of Warrington Clr Peter Carey, David Squire, managing director of Network Warrington and the bus company's chairman Maureen Banner with council leader Clr Terry O'Neill at the launch of the new eco buses

A NEW breed of green buses will be hitting the streets of Warrington.


Network Warrington unveiled six new diesel-electric hybrid buses which will be hitting routes across the borough as a way to help reduce emissions.


The buses have a distinctive roof pod which contains super-capacitors to store and re-use energy, which means the transport has a better fuel economy compared to a conventional engine, making it the borough’s greenest bus.


The buses were bought through the Department for Transport’s Green Bus Fund initiative after the company received a grant of £523,000 in order to part fund the purchase of the buses.


Managing director David Squire said: “We are proud to be introducing these buses into the town, they will assist the council’s climate agenda in terms of reduced emissions and less fuel use.

"They are also our first buses to feature an audio-visual next stop announcement system, which gives customers information on the next bus stop, which is particularly useful for those customers who are visually or hearing impaired, or who are unfamiliar with the area.”
 

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4:23pm Thu 22 Nov 12

gazhopley says...

well I hope they have got good suspension to bounce down our pot hole covered, broken tarmac excuse for roads that the council CAN'T afford to fix
well I hope they have got good suspension to bounce down our pot hole covered, broken tarmac excuse for roads that the council CAN'T afford to fix gazhopley
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