Hundreds of Sheffield buses will become cleaner and greener

Almost 300 Sheffield buses are to be fitted with new technology to cut down on pollution.

Friday, 15th November 2019, 2:16 pm
Updated Friday, 15th November 2019, 3:39 pm
Hundreds of buses will be made cleaner and greener

The council has received almost £5m from the government to improve the emissions of buses to improve air quality.

The funding is being used to retrofit around 283 buses, both First and Stagecoach, and bring them up to European standards.

The buses selected are those which have frequent services on routes with high pollution where air quality levels set out by the EU are being breached.

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In a council report, officers say: “The re-fit will be undertaken by bus operators and the council will retrospectively ‘passport’ the grant to the bus companies on production of proof of completed works.”

The money will come from the Clean Bus Technology Fund.