James Freeman, Reading Buses Chief Executive Officer, stated: “We have readily accepted the opportunity to trial the new technology which offers even lower emissions than the recent batch of hybrid buses operating successfully in the town. The trial in Reading is supported by the Gas Bus Alliance which is providing the infrastructure for the supply of fuel. For the very first time we are using the mains gas supply at Reading Buses Great Knollys Street depot to fuel this bus.”
The MAN bus, which has two big gas tanks mounted on the roof, is on loan from the manufacturer, having completed demonstration stints in Liverpool and East Anglia.
Source: Reading Buses.