Arriva North West is trialling the pioneering Scania biogas powered double decker which appeared at Euro Bus Expo 2016. During the pilot, the bus will be fuelled using a mobile refuelling station provided by Scania’s infrastructure partner, Roadgas.
General Manager at Arriva North West, Alastair Nuttall, said, ‘Arriva is committed to reducing its environmental impacts. Trialling new low emission technologies to reduce air pollution and carbon dioxide emissions helps us move towards our environmental goals and supports our Group-wide ‘Destination Green’ environmental programme. The biogas bus is now on trial on our route 263 between Manchester and Altrincham, where customers can experience it first hand. We will be encouraging feedback and are very much looking forward to our passengers’ comments on this exciting new double decker.’
Senior Advisor Sustainable Fuels at Scania, Tanya Neech, said, ‘The double deck gas bus is being trialled in Manchester to demonstrate the vehicle’s reliability, running costs and the benefits of running on Biogas in real life service. Gas double deckers offer real savings in carbon and greenhouse gas emissions.’