A NEW fleet of hybrid “green” buses were unveiled in Wirral.
Arriva has bought 33 new Volvo hybrid buses, complete with free WiFi and leather seats in a £9m investment scheme.
It follows a successful bid to the government’s Green Bus Fund.
The buses will be used on the operator’s cross-river services – 407, 432, 433, 437, 464 and 472 – which run between Liverpool and the Wirral through the Mersey tunnels.
Howard Farrall, Arriva area managing director, said: “We are committed to delivering state-of-the-art buses for our customers, which not only make bus travel more attractive, but which also make a real difference to local air quality. Cleaner fuelled vehicles are the future of sustainable transport and we are delighted to be introducing the hybrid buses to our fleet.”
The low carbon emission buses are due to hit the roads on Sunday March 24.