The world’s largest fleet of biogas double-decker buses is now fully operational in Nottingham, following the introduction of the 53rd biogas bus by Nottingham City Transport (NCT) in the first week of May. This completes the £16.8m investment in greener transport for the city.
Following the successful bid, working in partnership with Nottingham City Council, to receive £4.4m in funding from the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV), NCT has invested £12.4 billion to deliver the fleet.
Since then, and with a further investment of £12.4m from NCT itself, the bus operator has worked closely with manufacturers Scania and body maker Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL), together with local companies Roadgas and ZF Transmissions, to create a sustainable biogas infrastructure at the city’s Parliament Street Garage, where the fleet is based.
Mark Fowles, NCT Managing Director commented, “Our Bio-Gas double deck buses are the greenest buses on the road, with significantly lower emissions throughout the entire ‘well to wheel’ process of fuel generation, transportation and use. With Nottingham City Transport now operating 53 of these super environmentally friendly buses, we’re delivering cleaner air for Nottingham with the largest fleet of Bio-Gas double deck buses in the world.”