Transport for London (TfL) has announced that more than 80 electric buses have entered service in the south London borough of Sutton.
The new buses are operated by Go-Ahead London on routes 93, 154, 164, 213 and 80, joining the zero-emission buses already in service on Route 413.
This addition means that over half of journeys taken by bus in Sutton will be zero-emission at tailpipe.
“We’re very pleased to add more than 80 new zero emission buses to our fleet in Sutton. Buses remain the quickest, easiest, and cheapest way to shift trips made by cars to public transport. Thanks to the introduction of these new vehicles, half of the bus journeys undertaken in the borough will be zero emission, helping to improve the air quality for those who work and live in the area, or who travel to Sutton to visit its leading cancer treatment and research facilities.”
Sutton’s new buses are equipped with larger wheelchair and buggy areas, panoramic roofing on the upper deck, USB phone charging ports and new LED display screens.
The introduction of these new vehicles follows TfL’s recent recent milestone of operating more than 1,000 zero-emission buses across the capital. This total has now surpassed 1,100 zero-emission buses, putting TfL on track to transition to a fully zero-emission bus fleet by 2034.
“Growing London’s zero-emission bus fleet, which is now the largest in Europe, is an important part of the Mayor’s commitment to reduce toxic air and respond to the climate crisis. The Mayor promised Londoners that he would improve transport links in outer London. These new zero-emission buses, improvements and service increases will not only help Londoners get around our city, but improve air quality as we continue building better, greener, fairer London for everyone.”
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