CT4N goes green with new red buses

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CT4N has taken delivery of two Yutong E10 buses through Mistral Bus & Coach. CT4N

The Nottingham operator has invested in a pair of new electric buses for a five year logistics park shuttle service

Nottingham operator CT4N has launched two new electric buses into service. Built by Yutong, the buses will be used on the operator’s SEGRO shuttle service at SEGRO Logistics Park East Midlands Gateway.

The shuttle service operates across the 700-acre development every 10 minutes between 0500 and 2300hrs seven days a week, and provides onward connections to the frequent Skylink services which operate past the site towards Nottingham, Derby and Leicester.

The new Yutong E10 electric buses, supplied by Pelican Bus & Coach via Mistral, feature wood-effect flooring, double glazed windows, extra leg room between seats, mobile phone charging sockets and moquette seating which incorporates the SEGRO corporate branding, and are charged overnight using an on-site charger located at SEGRO Logistics Park.

The operator has also extended its working relationship with SEGRO for the next five years, which it says was a key factor in the commitment to the new buses. “The team at CT4N have worked closely with SEGRO, Petersen Associates and ITP to deliver these buses and we look forward to the next five years as the final developments of the site begin to take shape,” said Managing Director of CT4N Nigel Eggleton.


“As part of our responsible SEGRO commitment to champion low-carbon growth and our net-zero journey, we are working hard to find ways of removing or significantly reducing the carbon emissions associated with our operations. At SEGRO Logistics Park East Midlands Gateway we are already enabling more freight to be transported by rail, we have invested in solar energy generation, and we have incorporated electric vehicle charging infrastructure for our customers. The extension of the contract with CT4N and its subsequent investment in the two new state-of-the-art electric buses is the latest example of our approach and provides a much valued, sustainable transport service for the thousands of people who work at the development,” added Kate Bedson, Senior Director for National Markets at SEGRO.

Ian Downie, Head of Yutong UK at Pelican, added: “In August last year we successfully bid for this vehicle supply contract. To have delivered such a customer-centric vehicle in less than seven months is a testament to the collaborative working between CT4N, Pelican, Mistral and all our UK suppliers. The attention to detail included a new bespoke seat moquette that accentuates the warm, clean lines within the vehicle interior. We have been delighted to work with Nigel and the CT4N team in bringing these fantastic vehicles in service on the SEGRO Logistics Park.”

Mistral Bus & Coach said it is proud of the successful delivery of the two buses, and that the collaboration marks a significant step towards enhancing sustainable transport on the site. ”We have assisted with a tailored rental and funding package for both the vehicles and infrastructure. We’ve utilised all the services in Mistral Group to get this deal over the line. This demonstrates our adept ability to fund vehicles and other soft assets.

“We are thrilled to collaborate with CT4N and SEGRO East Midlands Gateway in introducing the Yutong E10 electric buses to their operations,” said Steve Low, Managing Director at Mistral Bus and Coach. “These buses represent the future of urban mobility, offering efficiency, comfort, and sustainability. We look forward to seeing the positive impact they will have on the passengers and the environment.”