94 Becomes West London's First All-Electric Double Decker Bus Route

C3 and 23 next to offer quieter, safer journeys and free USB charging points

Route 94, which runs from Chiswick to Piccadilly Circus via Goldhawk Road and Shepherd's Bush Station has this become west London’s first all-electric double-decker bus route.

Another 12 routes are set to become fully electric this year, with the C3, running between West Cromwell Road through Fulham and Wandsworth to Clapham Junction, and the 23, operating between Westbourne Park and Hammersmith, next on the schedule.

Transport for London say that customers travelling on the route will have quieter, smoother journeys and free-to-use USB charging points.

29 electric buses were introduced on the route on Tuesday, 18 February, bringing to the total in operation across London to 280.

Two routes operating in North and East London, 43 and 134 were the first to be electrified last year and TfL now hopes that 2,000 will be electrified by 2025.

These electric buses also have new safety features in line with TfL’s Bus Safety Standard guidelines and are involved in the trial of an acoustic vehicle alerting system or AVAS that alerts road users when quieter running electric vehicles are approaching.

Heidi Alexander, deputy mayor for Transport, said: "At City Hall, we are doing everything in our power to tackle London’s toxic air crisis and the climate emergency.

" I am delighted to launch the third route in London that will exclusively use electric double-deck buses and, with many more set to follow by the end of the year, we are continuing to make real progress towards improving air quality in the capital.

" Today’s initiative forms part of our plan to make London’s entire bus fleet greener and cleaner, which is set to reduce bus NOx emissions across the capital by an average of 90 per cent by October 2020."

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February 19, 2020