Birmingham to get new buses

November 3, 2017 by  

The roads of Birmingham are set to welcome a fleet of brand new environmentally friendly buses, as part of wider plans aimed at reducing the amount of nitrogen dioxide that is produced within the city.

Under this scheme’s pilot, which is expected to get the green light from the local council, 22 of these zero-emission buses are set to be acquired. The cost will be £500,000 apiece and they will be used on the main travel routes in Birmingham, with the hope being that they will significantly cut pollution levels.

The total cost of the project is £13.4 million, with the funding having come from a number of sources. These include the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership and the Office for Low Emission Vehicles.

Once the buses hit the streets, in around March 2019, they will be Birmingham’s first ever fleet of hydrogen-powered vehicles. Local councillor Lisa Trickett told a reporter from the Birmingham Mail:

“While we recognise that we face a significant challenge in meeting air quality compliance standards in the city, the introduction of hydrogen-fuelled buses as part of this pilot is a hugely positive step forward in supporting the work we are doing towards achieving that.”

The local council can always use printing companies to ensure that the public is made aware of any changes to the city’s transportation links.