The Community of Madrid will add 24 new intercity buses powered by natural gas, as part of the Regional Transport Consortium’s vehicle renewal process. This was announced by the Minister of Transport and Infrastructure David Pérez at the presentation of the new fleet at the facilities of the concessionaire company Martín, in Leganés.
With a length of 12.8 meters, the new coaches make it possible to reduce CO2 emissions by 20% compared to those that use diesel fuel, and particles and NOx by 85%, in addition to reducing noise by 50%. They have a 2,050-liter CNG tank and new equipment that highlights safety, comfort and the most modern communication technology.
The buses, which involved an investment of 5.7 million euros, will provide service on lines 491 (Barrio del Naranjo de Fuenlabrada), 492 Aluche-Fuenlabrada (Parque Granada) and 482 Aluche-Leganés (Barrio de Arroyo Culebro).
Pérez highlighted the regional Executive’s commitment to the decarbonization of public transport and recalled that “55% of the total fleet that circulates through the region moves with clean energy, including the capital.”
With this new purchase, a total of 247 intercity buses from the Consortium run on CNG, with an average age of 4.9 years. In addition, there are 380 hybrid vehicles, two electrics and one powered by hydrogen.
Source: Community of Madrid