FirstGroup orders ‘green’ buses for UK roads

Transport business FirstGroup has put in an order for hundreds of ‘greener’ buses to use around the UK. It is spending £70 million on 425 new vehicles including six electric buses and 274 hybrid models to join its routes in cities like Manchester (pictured). These diesel hybrids – called ‘StreetLite Micro Hybrid’ buses – are […]

Northern Ireland to build 600 new hybrid buses for London

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has officially opened a new manufacturing plant in Northern Ireland where part of the new hybrid buses for London is being built. Wrightbus will build 600 of the Mayor’s new buses over the next three years at the chassis plant in Antrim. The bus is claimed to be more […]

All aboard the low carbon buses

It was all aboard green public transport today as Transport Minister Norman Baker announced £31 million will be spent on 439 low carbon buses. The Government’s Green Bus Fund will bring down fuel emission and air pollution levels, says the Department for Transport, with the cash meant to encourage bus operators and local councils to […]

Boris drives London’s new hybrid bus

A new hybrid bus that could replace the Routemaster on the roads of the capital has been taken for a test ride in Ireland by London Mayor Boris Johnson. The prototype is the first of eight to be built by specialist engineers at the Wrightbus factory in Northern Ireland. The Mayor first unveiled the New […]