Translink announces new low emission buses for Newry | Newry Times

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Wednesday, August 25th, 2021
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As part of its ambitious plans to achieve Net Zero Emissions by 2040, Translink has announced it will introduce a number of new, modern, low emission buses to its fleet in Newry. 

 

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The order includes two single-deck and five double-decker buses delivered by local manufacturer Wrightbus that will be used on the popular 39 service, replacing older fleet vehicles.

 

 

The new buses will support the goals within Translink’s Climate Positive Strategy to deliver a 50% reduction in Greenhouse Gas emissions by 2030.

It also supports a long-term vision to be Climate Positive by 2050.  

Announcing this latest addition to the local fleet, Translink Service Delivery Manager, Greg McLaughlin, says, “This is good news for our customers as we continue to invest in our fleet, enhancing their journey experience with more comfort, convenience and service performance. 

“These buses are extremely fuel-efficient, making them among the most environmentally-friendly in the region, improving local air quality.

 



 

“They are fully accessible and deliver the highest standards in bus innovation and safety with USB charging, free WiFi and a new camera-mirror system replacing external mirrors for better visibility in all conditions.

“Translink is leading a transport transformation in Northern Ireland and committed to supporting a Green Recovery, creating advanced public transport services and integrated networks which connect people and communities, support the economy and improve health and wellbeing for everyone. 

“As we emerge from these challenging times, we look forward to welcoming more people onboard public transport and have robust safety measures in place to protect and reassure our customers as they travel with us,” he adds.

 

 

Welcoming Translink’s announcement, Cathy Mason, Chairperson of Newry, Mourne & Down District Council says, “We welcome the arrival of Translink’s new low emission vehicles to the Newry depot.

“Looking after the environment is of the utmost importance.

“And we appreciate the work that Translink is doing to not only reduce emissions but to become Climate Positive.

“I look forward to travelling on a low emission bus soon and encourage the people of Newry, Mourne and Down to consider taking public transport,” she adds.

To find out more about Translink’s Climate Positive Strategy click here.

 

 

 


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