The Community of Madrid continues adding environmentally-friendly vehicles to its public transport network to improve the region’s air quality. The Minister of Transportation, Housing and Infrastructure Rosalía Gonzalo recently presented 17 new buses powered by natural gas that will begin to serve users in locations such as Leganés, Madrid, Perales de Tajuña, Villarejo de Salvanés or Fuentidueña.
“These vehicles are added to the more than 470 buses of the region’s interurban fleet that already feature less polluting fuels or hybrid technology to reduce emissions,” said Gonzalo after the visit, accompanied by the mayor of Leganés, Santiago Llorente.
Of the new buses, 14 belong to the company Martín and will provide service on routes 483 (Vereda Estudiantes Leganés-Atocha), 484 (Estación Leganés Central-Oporto) and 487 (Barrio San Nicasio de Leganés-Aluche). Moreover, the other three join the fleet of the company Ruiz on routes 351 (Madrid-Villarejo de Salvanés-Estremera) and 352 (Madrid-Perales de Tajuña-Villarejo de Salvanés-Fuentidueña).
These buses feature modern safety systems and their CNG engines reduce CO2 emissions and other pollutants up to 20% compared to vehicles that use diesel. In addition to the positive impact on the environment, its users will also notice a noise reduction of up to 50% compared to a conventional diesel bus.
Source: Community of Madrid