Busy bus route going green

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A GREEN fleet of hybrid electric vehicles is being introduced on one of Sheffield’s busiest bus routes.

The 19 Stagecoach vehicles will service the 52 route connecting Hillsborough, Crookes, Attercliffe, Darnall and Woodhouse.

The route sees about three million passengers a year.

Stagecoach is investing a slice of £12.2 million in new greener buses for Sheffield and it is expected all Stagecoach-operated journeys will be served entirely by hybrid electric buses in the future.

Paul Lynch, Stagecoach Yorkshire managing director, said: “This latest investment will make one of the busiest routes in Sheffield also one of the greenest.

“The new buses are great news for passengers too and they will support Sheffield’s drive to get people out of their cars and improve local air quality.

“We are proud to be introducing this latest fleet of hybrid vehicles which will provide customers with the same safe and reliable service but also cut carbon emissions and show our commitment to attracting non-bus users to public transport.”

Stagecoach launched 21 hybrid electric buses on its 120 service in October.