NatEx goes green for Glastonbury
National Express is to operate a fleet of zero-emission double-decker electric buses for the first time. Running from 20 to 26 June, the services will transport festival-goers on a high frequency shuttle bus from Bristol Bus and Coach Station direct to Glastonbury Festival.
National Express will be running some AD Enviro400s from its National Express West Midlands fleet on the Bristol-Glastonbury shuttle.
Each fully-charged electric bus can run up to 173 miles, saving 348kg of carbon emissions compared with diesel buses. National Express will partner with EV fleet specialists Zenobē who will bring their expertise in electric fleet infrastructure and operations to this extension of their EV delivery programme, incorporating sustainable event and festival transport.
“It’s encouraging to see that more and more people are ditching their cars and switching to environmentally-friendly public transport…” – Dharel Patel, Head of Environment and Sustainability at National Express UK
Dharel Patel, Head of Environment and Sustainability at National Express UK, said: “We’re pleased to be able to run these zero-emission buses for the very first time to Glastonbury, a festival which has always had sustainability at its very core.
“It’s encouraging to see that more and more people are ditching their cars and switching to environmentally-friendly public transport, which is why we continuously invest in upgrading our vehicles to the cleanest, most efficient fleet to help people make important sustainable choices when planning their travel.”
As the official coach travel partner for Glastonbury, National Express will be operating special services from over 60 locations across the country direct to the festival gates.