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Multi-million pound electric bus boost

6 February 2019
Vantage bus

Greater Manchester is set to get dozens of new electric buses to help improve air quality across the city-region.

We have successfully bid for £5.4 million government funding to help pay for 23 new electric buses and charging infrastructure.

The clean, modern, environmentally-friendly buses will help improve air quality by cutting down on harmful nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and particulate emissions.

The buses will be used on the successful Vantage service running on the Leigh – Salford – Manchester busway, and the Manchester city centre free bus network.

Three Greater Manchester bus operators – Stagecoach, First and Manchester Community Transport – have also been awarded part-funding for a total of 47 new electric buses.

Read the full news release for more information.