As part of plans to help improve the city’s air quality, dozens of new hybrid buses will be eased into London’s public transport system. Department of Transport’s Green Bus Fund has financed 90 vehicles according to Transport of London (TfL).
With the additional of the new buses the TfL’s fleet of hybrids increases to more than 200 with the new ones being put into service in areas like Edgware Road and Marylebond Road that are known to be pollution hotspots identified by the city with Arriva operating the new vehicles on the routes through the capital.
There is excellent progress being made with the exciting and new technology and there remains a commitment to increase the number of hybrid buses for 2012 said London Buses’ Operation Director Mile Weston.
Another service that may be up and running by 2012 is Wi-Fi on the Tube since London Underground announced bidding from telecoms companies to roll out the technology and it is hoped that by the Olympics there will be availability at 120 stations.