London’s New Eco Bus

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It’s been around since March but I caught sight of it for the first time yesterday – the world’s first double-decker hybrid bus. On route 141 in London, the bus is still bright red but has some lovely green leaves on it.

The bus uses a combination of diesel and electric power and is part of the Mayor of London’s plan to reduce carbon emissions and tackle climate change. Other slightly generic measures include:

• Continuing modal shift from private car usage to public transport, cycling and walking.

• Greater energy efficiency across all TfL businesses and modes of transport.

• The adoption of more energy from renewable sources and innovative technology to recycle energy.

• Support for the continued research and development of low carbon fuels.

• Strategies and support for organisations and individuals to travel in more environmentally-friendly ways through Travel Demand Management schemes, including in the London Borough of Sutton the largest of its kind in the UK.

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