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Waterloo Bus Garage welcomes electric fleet

Europe’s largest fleet of fully electric buses has gone into service in London

The fleet was inaugurated in September at a special ceremony at Waterloo bus garage on Cornwall Rd, where the 51 new buses will be operated by Go-Ahead London, servicing two Transport for London routes – 507 and 521.

A total of 43 recharging posts capable of powering 46 buses have been installed in the depot. According to TfL figures, roughly seven million passengers use buses on routes 507 and 521 every year. The buses covered in total over 1.1 million km (685,000 miles) in the year to April 2016. This development comes at a pivotal time as residents, businesses and local groups are putting more pressure on the government to tackle the growing issue of air pollution in the capital. 

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said, “These first two electric bus routes right through the heart of London are another step towards the end of conventional diesel buses on our roads. This will deliver extensive air quality benefits and position us as a true world leader in adopting ultra-low emission vehicle technology.”