Together with the operator Masivo Capital, Vanti announced the entry into operation of two refueling stations, located in the San Bernardino and Brazil neighborhoods, which will supply the new fleet of 323 buses of the Bogotá Integrated Transportation System (SITP) that runs on natural gas and meet Euro VI emission standards. These openings imply a saving in setup time and fuel consumption, by not having to make an additional route to supply the buses.
With the entry of these CNG stations, the new fleet will operate from Bosa and Kennedy to the different parts of the center, north and west of Bogotá. In the next 15 years, it is expected that buses will travel more than 289 million kilometers and, with this, around 365,000 tons of CO2, 16 tons of particulate matter (the main health problem for Bogota citizens) and 4,800 tons of nitrogen oxides (agents that cause the acceleration of climate change) will stop being emitted into the environment.
The service stations are located inside the yards and are made up of high-capacity refueling systems with the latest generation and imported from Canada for rapid filling, supplied by a compression system in a configuration of 3 and 2 compressors with a capacity of 5,100 and 3,400 m3/hour respectively, which means, an average refueling time of seven to ten minutes per bus.
The normal operation of the yards will require that the supply is carried out as the buses finish the assigned daily shift, so the refueling will take place during the night.
Vanti is the company in charge of the natural gas supply and distribution service for 741 Transmilenio buses and 518 SITP buses.