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UK pledges to deliver 4,000 electric or hydrogen buses in £3bn ‘bus revolution’

UK pledges to deliver 4,000 electric or hydrogen buses in £3bn ‘bus revolution’

In the biggest shake-up of Britain’s bus network for decades, Prime Minister (PM) Boris Johnson on Monday (15th March) announced a major new bus strategy backed by a £3bn investment – and it includes plans for 4,000 British-built electric or hydrogen buses.

Bus Back Better sets out the vision and opportunity to deliver better bus services for passengers across England through ambitious and far-reaching reform of how services are planned and delivered.

“As we build back from the pandemic, better buses will be one of our first acts of levelling up,” the PM said in a statement.

Alongside the national strategy, the UK Government has launched a consultation on when to end the sale of new diesel buses in a bid to drive forward the decarbonisation of public transport.

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