UK news Translink: zero emission vehicles to assist with green recovery last news
PremierLeague-News.Com - Translink’s plans for net zero emission transport in the post-Covid world have taken a major step forward with the recent signing of a contract to provide 100 zero emission buses for use on our network.
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! "Translink’s plans for net zero emission transport in the post-Covid world have taken a major step forward with the recent signing of a contract to provide 100 zero emission buses for use on our network. Representing a substantial investment of around £50m, the programme includes buses supplied by Ballymena-based Wrightbus, alongside associated infrastructure.Translink is proud to be at the forefront of this revolution in public transport, with one of the largest orders for zero emission vehicles in the UK. This will help address climate change and deliver a better, greener and more sustainable future for everyone, as well as support for a major local manufacturer. The order forms a key part of Translink’s Net Zero Emissions Strategy and will be fundamental in addressing the challenge of climate change, as well as enabling us to build back with healthier, greener transport and facilitate a sustainable recovery from the pandemic. The vehicles will initially be deployed to Metro and Foyle Metro services in Belfast and Derry~Londonderry and are expected to be in service by 2022, joining a number of hydrogen-powered vehicles which entered service in Belfast in late 2020. As well as reducing emissions, the new vehicles will have additional safety features and enhanced comfort and accessibility, making public transport a more attractive and efficient alternative to private cars going forward. The vehicles will also align with the Translink Future Ticketing System, set to be introduced later in 2021, and will have wi-fi and USB capability.Investment in a zero-emission fleet is a key Translink priority and as we look forward to a world beyond Covid-19, a sustainable recovery must be front and centre.
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.Tackling climate change and encouraging healthier, sustainable transport options will be priorities for everyone in the years ahead – by definition, bus and rail travel is already more sustainable and better for our environment than travel by private car, and becomes even more so when new technologies are harnessed, thus helping to reduce carbon emissions and congestion on our roads and providing greater scope for active travel and healthier lifestyles.This will only grow in importance in the years ahead. In recent years, more and more people have been turning to public transport as their primary travel option – in 2018/19, we witnessed record passenger numbers of 84.5 million journeys, our highest such figure in 20 years.We are confident that this will continue to grow in the years ahead, with ongoing investment and with sustainable transport placed at the centre of the recovery. Translink has further ambitious projects to come with our goal of zero emission public transport across the entirety of our bus and rail network in Northern Ireland by 2040.We look towards a ‘greener’ future with confidence as a post-Covid society develops – as our own journey to net zero emissions transport progresses, we will continue to work collaboratively with our stakeholders to harness a shift towards more sustainable transport and a healthier society."
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