25 Sep '12, 8am

TfL Board approves production order for 600 new hybrid buses for London

TfL Board approves production order for 600 new hybrid buses for London 25 September 2012 The Board of Transport for London (TfL) approved a production order for up to 600 of New Bus for London vehicles over the next four years. (Earlier post .) This will create the largest fleet of hybrid buses in Europe, according to TfL. The 600 buses represent a 200% increase in the current hybrid bus fleet which is set to grow by a further 180 vehicles already on order. When the final batch of new bus for London vehicles is delivered in 2016, more than 1,000 hybrid buses will be in service on the streets of London. The first batch of 30 buses, enough to convert a full route, will enter passenger service in April next year. The decision takes forward Mayor of London Boris Johnson’s election pledge to introduce 600 of the new Routemaster-inspired vehicles that resurrect the iconic hop-o...

Full article: http://www.greencarcongress.com/2012/09/tfl-20120925.html

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