Stagecoach orders ADL bodied Volvo hybrids
Stagecoach has ordered a £5.2m fleet of 18 Volvo B5LH hybrids with a new style of ADL double deck bodywork for its Tayside operations. The order represents an investment of around £3.8m with a further £1.4m coming from the Scottish Government’s Green Bus Fund. The new vehicles will go into service in Tayside on the Tayway 73 service, which links Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, Broughty Ferry and Arbroath. The buses are expected to produce up to 30% less emissions than standard vehicles.
Stagecoach UK Bus Regional Director for Scotland, Sam Greer, said, ‘We are a leading investor in hybrid vehicles across Scotland and the UK and we’re pleased to be introducing these new vehicles for passengers in Tayside. Sustainability is at the heart of our business and we believe that, by investing in new cleaner, greener vehicles we can continue to attract more people on to our bus services to help reduce pollution and congestion in our towns and cities.’