The bus line has 12 NGVs and, according to estimations, it will transport 60,000 passengers per month. It has four intermediate stopping points and departs every 15 minutes during the day and every 35 minutes at night, with a cost of two euros.
The project was carried out thanks to a commitment announced by the mayor of Madrid, Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón, and the representative of the Department of Transportation and EMT chairman, Pedro Calvo, during the Mobility Week in September.
In addition to the initiative taken by the Spanish municipal company, Metropolitan Transportation of Barcelona (TMB, as its Spanish acronym) will add to its fleet 80 CNG buses that will come into operation at the beginning of 2011. With these new vehicles, TMB will reach 376 natural gas buses, the 35% of its fleet, which meets the international EEV (Enhanced Environmentally friendly Vehicles), the European standard that defines the acceptable limits for emissions of combustion engines.