Milestone hybrid arrives in London

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Milestone hybrid arrives in London The capital has seen the delivery of its 200th hybrid bus, meaning London has more hybrids than anywhere else in the UK.

Transport for London (TfL) said by the end of the year there will be more than 300 hybrids in the capital.

The bus, a BAE Systems-powered ADL E400H was delivered to Metroline’s Cricklewood depot and will be used on Route 16 which Metroline operates between Victoria to Cricklewood.

“Investing in low emission buses is key part of my plan to deliver cleaner air for London,” commented London mayor Boris Johnson.

“We now have the UK’s largest fleet of smarter, hybrid-engined buses, a pioneering hydrogen bus fleet and my new bus for London which has been designed to push the boundaries of green technology.”

Mike Weston, London Buses operations director, said: “We have reached a significant milestone at 200 hybrid buses and the benefits of these cleaner, greener and better buses only increases as we add more to our fleet. That’s great news for the health and wellbeing of Londoners.”

There is currently one all hybrid bus route, the route 360 operated by GoAhead which runs between Kensington and Elephant and Castle.