The transportation company celebrated the launch of five micro-hybrids and three natural gas vehicles on services running from Sunderland into East Durham and Darlington. The hybrids will run on service 23 and the CNG buses on the 21/X21. Students from East Durham College in Peterlee helped mark the £1.1m investment by creating a giant picture out of card alongside two of the new buses.
The gas-powered bus not only offers more comfortable travel but a more environmentally friendly way to travel, as it will be able to run on biomethane, one of the cleanest, greenest fuels around. In addition, the X21 will also be fastest way to travel between Peterlee and Sunderland, taking only 26 minutes.
The Mini hybrid streetlite bus also offers passengers greater comfort. Free Wi-Fi, quality e-leather seats and low floor access make for a more enjoyable ride. Lower CO2 emissions also mean a far greener way to get around.
The introduction of these buses is part of Arriva’s overall investment in the region of just under £12m. These buses not only are environmentally friendly – reducing fuel consumption by up to 10%- but also provide passengers with a smooth, safe and comfortable journey.