21/10/2012

Cleaner, greener buses coming to Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft & Norwich


MAN EcoCity demonstrator in Norwich with Anglianbus last year © David Bell

As previously mentioned here on Andy's Bus Blog, Anglianbus, now part of the Go-Ahead Group are set to start taking delivery of thirteen new MAN EcoCity CNG (compressed natural gas) powered single decker buses in the coming weeks.

The buses, which are bodied by Caetano, offer a 25-30% fuel saving over conventional diesel buses and are being purchased with assistance from the governments Green Bus Fund which has provided £624,000 towards the purchase price of the buses.

They are expected to enter service during December or January on a variety of Anglianbus routes in the Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft & Norwich areas and will be amongst the first of their kind in service in the UK.

Look out for further updates and information about these new buses here on Andy's Bus Blog in the coming weeks!