Eco-friendly bus travel is coming to Rushcliffe
Residents of Rushcliffe can now enjoy greener and cleaner bus journeys following the launch (Tuesday 3 May) of Nottsbus County Council’s new Nottsbus ECOnnect 33 service, which runs between Sutton Cum Granby/Radcliffe and Nottingham.
The Council has added two more zero-emission buses to its existing fleet of eco-buses to serve the route, which replaces the former 33 bus service run by CT4N.
The new Nottsbus ECOnnect 33 will continue to connect passengers from villages south of Bingham to Cotgrave, Tollerton, Gamston (Morrisons), West Bridgford and Nottingham.
The new service has also been extended to Radcliffe on Trent to provide convenient connections to other bus and train services.
Funding for the new service was provided by Nottinghamshire County Council’s local bus support budget and contributions from developers of the Holly Gate housing development in Cotgrave.
Nottsbus ECOnnect 33 will be operated by Nottinghamshire County Council’s Fleet Transport Service, as part of its wider Nottsbus network.
Passengers using the new service will be able to travel on one of two new electric vehicles, which have been purchased by Nottinghamshire County Council with funding from the government’s ‘Ultra-Low Emission Bus Scheme’.
Carrying up to 32 passengers each, both buses are fully electric and have a range of around 150 miles on a single charge.
The advantages of electric buses include:
- zero exhaust emissions – helps reduce harmful emissions that impact health and the environment
- reduces C02 emissions and helps fight climate change
- lower running costs due to lower electricity costs compared to diesel
- smooth and quiet rides – no engine noise so passengers can enjoy a better travel experience
- greater seating capacity – allowing more users to access the service
Councilor Neil Clarke MBE, Chairman of the Transport and Environment Committee, said:
“We are delighted to add two new electric buses to our fleet. As a council, we are committed to improving air quality, tackling climate change, exploring opportunities for sustainable transportation, and ensuring that we continue to provide much needed bus service to local residents. .
“These new eco-friendly buses produce zero exhaust emissions, meaning residents and passengers will enjoy cleaner air along the new Nottsbus ECOnnnect 33 route. We look forward to adding more buses environmentally friendly to our fleet in the future. »