20 Publicly Owned Hydrogen Buses Enter Service in Liverpool

Liverpool City Region has launched 20 publicly-owned hydrogen buses to run between St Helens and Liverpool city centre.

These vehicles have joined the city’s new fleet of publicly-owned battery-powered trains as part of Mayor Steve Rotheram’s plan to build a London-style transport network that is cheap, clean and reliable.

Hydrogen Buses Liverpool
Mayor Steve Rotheram joins passengers as new publicly owned hydrogen buses hit streets of the Liverpool City Region

The new hydrogen buses are jointly operated by Arriva and Stagecoach and run on route 10A.

They feature a range of passenger amenities including real-time audio-visual announcements, USB sockets and free Wi-Fi, as well as more space for prams and wheelchairs.

Steve Rotheram, Mayor of the Liverpool City Region said:

“Today marks a monumental moment in our region’s history as our new publicly owned hydrogen buses enter service for the first time. This new fleet is the gold standard of public transport that our residents deserve – and signifies another huge step forward in our journey to revolutionise our region’s bus network.

“Designed in consultation with local people, these are some of the most accessible and sophisticated buses in the country with more space for wheelchairs, audio visual announcements, free phone charging and Wi-Fi. The only emission they produce is clean water vapour, which will be massive in helping our region to hit its target to be net zero by 2040 – at least a decade before national government.”

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