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145 low emission buses for NI… 3 December 2020

Mallon announces £66million programme for 145 zero and low emission buses in effort to deliver Green Recovery (via Department for Infrastructure)

 
The decarbonisation of public transport in Northern Ireland has taken a significant leap forward with a new contract for 145 zero and low emission buses.
 
Representing an investment of around £66 million by the Department for Infrastructure, the programme will include the buses supplied by local firm Wrightbus and the associated infrastructure.  This will form a key part of Translink’s Net Zero Emissions Strategy and will be fundamental in creating cleaner and greener transport to positively impact the climate emergency and air quality.
 
Announcing the funding Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon said:“Cleaner, greener, sustainable transport is key to protecting our environment and fighting the climate crisis. I have an ambitious vision for a low carbon future where we make low emission public transport accessible to people and communities across Northern Ireland. 
 
“I have been clear since coming to office that we must act now to deliver the change that our communities and our citizens deserve.
 
“Following my budget announcement in June, we are now seeing the investment of almost £66 million for the purchase of of zero and low emission vehicles filter down to our local economy, with Wrightbus producing the 145 new vehicles that will enter the Translink fleet and be put into public service.