Nottingham City Transport has launched its new line of 9 bio-gas double deckers on the Lime 58 line, emitting 84% less CO2 emissions compared to the ones they are replacing – reducing Nottingham’s carbon footprint and improving air quality.
Overall Nottingham City Transport is investing £42 million to reduce its emissions. By the end of the year the entire fleet of buses will have a Euro VI emissions standard are better – making NCT the cleanest fleet in the UK. In total Nottingham will have 120 bio-gas buses, the largest fleet of bio-gas buses in the world, an impressive achievement that we should all be proud of.
Currently, bio-gas buses operate on the following routes:
- Green 6to West Bridgford and Edwalton
- Green 10 to Wilford Hill and Ruddington
- Brown 17 to City Hospital and Bulwell
- Lilac 24, 25 to Carlton, Westdale Lane and Arnold
- Lilac 27 to Carlton
- Orange 36 to QMC, Beeston and Chilwell
- Red 44to Colwick, Netherfield and Gedling
- Navy 49 to Queens Drive Park and Ride and Boots Site
- Sky Blue 45 to Mapperley and Gedling
- Purple 89 to Sherwood, City Hospital and Rise Park
Bio-gas helps to reduce the amount of food, farm and sewage waste which goes to landfill or is not reused by capturing methane emitted from the digestion process. As the gas does not need to be transported by tanker, unlike diesel buses, emissions are cut even during the fuel supply process.
In addition to the environmental benefits gained, customers can access free superfast 4G Wi-Fi, USB charging points integrated into seating, enjoy bright interiors and high quality seating.
The introduction of bio-gas buses to Nottingham has been an exciting development in line with our commitment to ensure we reduce CO2 emissions. These shining new buses are a testament to how seriously Nottingham is taking the challenges presented by climate change, leading the world in taking the bold and necessary actions.