More hybrid buses welcome

Edinburgh Greens have welcomed news of further hybrid buses for Lothian Buses, but say that the Scottish Government money must be seen in the context of significant SNP cuts to bus funding overall.

The Greens estimate that after this second round of funding from the Green Bus Fund, around 74 of Scotland’s 5400 buses will be hybrids.

Cllr Steve Burgess said:

“The number 10 hybrids have been very popular and I congratulate Lothian Buses on securing another ten green buses for the city. This is good news for cutting climate-changing pollution and good news for air quality on our busy streets.

“Buses have been a very low priority for the SNP Government and this money needs to be seen in the context of cuts to their funding of bus services. We need a far more ambitious approach if we are going to make our public transport system both greener and more affordable.”

Coming to a route near you… Lothian Buses next single-decker hybrid bus: