Transport for London Adds 1,000th Zero-Emission Bus to Its Fleet

Transport for London (TfL) has added the 1,000th zero-emission bus to its fleet.

The milestone vehicle is a Wrightbus StreetDeck Electroliner that will be operated by Metroline on route 204.

This is one of 39 Wrightbus electric buses ordered by the carrier in 2022.

Transport for London's 1000th zero-emission bus
Transport for London’s 1000th zero-emission bus
Sean O’Shea, CEO, Metroline, said:

“The 1000th electric bus is a significant milestone in the decarbonisation of London and the bus network. Metroline is proud to operate more than 100 electric vehicles across a number of routes with more to follow, transporting tens of thousands of Londoners each day on zero-emission vehicles.”

With this achievement, the UK capital is now home to the largest zero-emission bus fleet in Western Europe.

Since 2021, all new vehicles joining the TfL fleet are zero-emission at tailpipe. Now, over one in ten of its buses do not produce tailpipe emissions.

The company is consequently on target to transition to a fully zero-emission bus fleet by 2034. However, TfL states that with continued government investment, this target could be achieved by 2030.

Louise Cheeseman, Director of Buses at TfL, said:

“I am very proud that more than 1,000 zero-emission buses are now operating on our iconic bus network. It is a significant moment in our journey to achieving net-zero by decarbonising our bus fleet and improving air quality across the capital. Buses remain the quickest, easiest, and cheapest way to shift trips made by cars to public transport. Buses carry up to 80 times the number of people as a car, make efficient use of road space, and cut emissions by both taking polluting private vehicles off the roads and offering up a green alternative.”

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