World first: Hydrogen double-deckers enter service

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Most of the new buses wear turquoise route branding for route 19. FIRST

In late 2020, Aberdeen received the first of its fleet of hydrogen-powered double-deckers. CBW takes a closer look as the vehicles enter public service for the first time

The world’s first fleet of double-decker hydrogen buses officially launched into service on Thursday 28 January in Aberdeen. Exclusively test driven by CBW in November last year, the buses are operated by First Aberdeen in a joint project with Aberdeen City Council. The first of their kind to enter service, ahead of others planned for Birmingham, London and Belfast, the Wrightbus hydrogen buses represent a major step forward in reducing the effects of climate change, and make Aberdeen a showcase for cities across the world which demonstrates how far innovation in the transport industry has come.

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