London Transport: BYD UK Supplies 29 E Buses To Run On Popular Route
Public transport in London just got even greener. BYD UK and ADL has just supplied a batch of electric double-deckers to run on the scenic route 63 in the city’s capital.
Greener buses can be found everywhere in London © Credit to BYD
Earlier this week, BYD and Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) announced that around 29 double-decker buses were delivered to Abellio London.
The Enviro400EV buses supplied will run on Transport for London’s (TfL) popular route 63 route between King’s Cross and Honor Oak.
The new e buses supplied come with a range of unique features and design choices that make for a much more open feel. For example, the skylight on the upper deck, and the choice to use handles on the backs of seats instead of poles, free up a lot of space within.
USB chargers and mobile phone holders in the seats are another feature that is sure to appeal to most commuters/riders.
The vehicles also have a larger wheelchair and buggy area, improving accessibility and helping parents getting around town. CCTV cameras have also been upgraded to provide higher-definition footage, acting as a greater deterrent and making travel even more safe and secure.
“TfL’s sustained investment in its bus network is hugely important as it underpins skilled jobs and apprenticeships at our factories in Yorkshire and Scotland, our aftermarket facilities across the country, as well as in our extensive domestic supply chain, supporting communities through re-investment in local economies.”
— Chris Gall, ADL Group Engineering Director
Capital cities like London are in a constant state of adoption in terms of greener alternatives to public transport. It’s an areas that BYD UK knows all too well, as the country’s leading electric bus producer.
What’s more, new digital signage on board the buses share a wider range of real-time information, including the time to the next stop, disruptions, space on the next bus and service updates for Tube and Overground services.
These buses were manufactured at ADL’s factory in Scarborough, Yorkshire. Every bus is powered by BYD’s iron-phosphate battery technology.
Frank Thorpe, Managing Director, BYD UK, said: “Innovation and collaboration are integral to achieving ambitious net zero strategies. BYD strongly believes in the value of partnerships to help fast-track environmental goals for transport authorities and operators, such as TfL and Abellio.”
Are you a frequent rider on the 63? If so, what do you think of this Enviro400EV? Also, where do you want to see these buses pop up next? Leave us a comment below.