Dundee Hearts Hybrids

National Express Dundee shows its love for the environment with £2.8m investment in green vehicles.

National Express Dundee is sharing the love this Valentines Day by revealing its brand new fleet of hybrid buses.

Nine vivid green vehicles will hit the city’s streets in a month’s time when they’re delivered from Falkirk by manufacturer Alexander Dennis Ltd.

£2.8 million has been invested in the hybrid fleet, with significant contributions made by the Scottish Government’s Green Bus fund and Dundee City Council.

The Scottish-built state-of-the-art double deckers will operate mainly on Service 5, allowing customers throughout the city to enjoy the benefits of the environmentally-friendly buses.  The vehicles are equipped with audio-visual next-stop announcements, GPS tracking and smartcard technology – but most importantly, the new buses will reduce CO2 emissions by 30%, saving an estimated 210 tonnes of carbon every year, compared to regular buses.

Managing Director of National Express Dundee Phil Smith is proud of the new fleet:

“We are really looking forward to sharing these brand new hybrid buses with the people of Dundee next month – they are a significant investment, not only in the city’s network but also in the wider local environment.

I’m certain our customers will enjoy the experience of travelling in our green buses, carrying the very latest in on-board technology.

Moreover, we’ll all benefit from cleaner air, as we’ll be reducing our carbon footprint by a significant 30%.”

Published 13th February 2013