Castleford celebrate green bus win
Posted: 27 March 2012 | Arriva | No comments yet
Bus passengers in Castleford will soon be benefiting from ‘greener’ transport thanks to Arriva Yorkshire’s plans…
Bus passengers in Castleford will soon be benefiting from ‘greener’ transport thanks to Arriva Yorkshire’s plans to introduce new low carbon emission buses to its fleet after a successful bid by the company to the government’s Green Bus Fund.
New green buses
Twelve new Volvo hybrid double deck vehicles will be introduced on the 163 166 route, Leeds to Castleford later this year.
The Green Bus Fund aims to help bus companies and local authorities in England buy new low carbon buses to increase the number of eco-friendly buses on England’s roads. The plans are part of a group wide campaign by Arriva to introduce more than £26.7m of new low carbon emission buses to its UK fleet.
Sustainable transport and investment
Nigel Featham, managing director, Arriva Yorkshire, said: “We are committed to delivering more sustainable transport in the communities we serve; we were so pleased to learn that our 163 166 service would benefit from this investment and it will mean our customers have state-of-the-art new buses offering an all round improved journey experience. The cleaner fuelled vehicles will also contribute towards the air quality action plans that our local authority partners are working hard to achieve.”
Green bus fund supporting local bus companies