Journeys will be quieter and smoother and the bus has USB charging points
Route 94 which runs from Chiswick to Piccadilly Circus this Tuesday (18 February) became west London’s first all-electric double-deck bus route.
29 electric buses have been introduced on the route with a terminus at Acton Green which brings to 280 the total in the capital.
There are plans for all London’s buses to be eventually all zero-emission. It is expected that 2,000 buses will be electrified by 2025.
Transport for London (TfL) say that customers travelling on the route will have quieter, smoother journeys and free-to-use USB charging points.
The electrification of the 94 route follows the 43 and 134 routes in 2019.
Buses on the route also feature new safety features in line with TfL’s Bus Safety Standard guidelines and will be involved in the trial of an acoustic vehicle alerting system (AVAS) that alerts road users to the presence of quieter running electric vehicles.
In addition to the route 94, another 12 routes are expected to become fully electric over the course of this year. The C3, operating between West Cromwell Road and Clapham Junction, and the 23, operating between Westbourne Park and Hammersmith, are the next bus routes to be electrified.
Image showing USB point - TfL
Heidi Alexander, Deputy Mayor for Transport, said: "Today’s initiative forms part of our plan to make London’s entire bus fleet greener and cleaner, which is set to reduce bus NOx emissions across the capital by an average of 90 per cent by October 2020.”
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February 22, 2020