Nottingham City Transport’s fleet of 53 biogas double deck buses will more than double in size this year, as a further 67 join the City Operator of the Year’s fleet.
NCT has secured a further £1.12m from OLEV (Office for Low Emission Vehicles), which will be used to expand its bio-methane refuelling station at its main bus depot.
Expanding the biogas refuelling station is necessary for NCT to be able to fuel more gas buses and this funding paves the way for NCT to confirm its order for 67 more biogas double decks.
Alongside this significant investment in new buses, the company is also fitting exhaust treatment systems to its existing younger diesel buses, following funding secured last year.
This will see all NCT buses meet the most stringent Euro VI emissions standards across its fleet within a year, supporting Nottingham City Council’s clean air strategy.
Councillor Dave Liversidge, Portfolio Holder for Transport at the City Council, said, “It’s great news that NCT will be able to double the size of their biogas fuelling station, which means we’ll soon be seeing even more clean, green biogas buses on our streets.”
“Great public transport is so important – not just to help people move around the city, but also to improve the quality of the air we all breathe. Biogas buses have already played a vital part in reducing air pollution in the city, and expanding the fuelling station will enable NCT to operate one of the cleanest bus fleets in the country. We’re pleased to have supported them in this bid as Nottingham continues to lead the way in improving air quality.”
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