Metroline confirms zero-emission Volvo order

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A mock up of how the new Volvo BZLs will look in London red. VOLVO

Transport for London bus operator Metroline, part of the ComfortDelGro group, has confirmed an order for 48 Volvo BZL electric single-deck buses, which are planned to enter service in London during the second half of next year. The vehicles will feature MCV bodywork and will be built to TfL specification in a mix of 9.7m, 10.35m and 10.8m lengths.

ComfortDelGro UK Group Engineering Director Ian Foster said: “Metroline is pleased to place this order with Volvo for the latest additions to our single deck zero-emission fleet. We have a long-standing relationship involving all areas of our transport operations around the world, and this reflects the trust we have in Volvo delivering a reliable product with exceptional aftermarket support and service.”

Volvo Buses UK & Ireland Managing Director Domenico Bondi added: “We are thrilled to receive this latest order from Metroline. The BZL is very well suited for Metroline’s operations in London, and will help deliver clean, silent and efficient public transport, and in addition builds on our strong business partnership with Metroline, and our journey together towards net zero transportation.”