Three bus routes to go electric as Camberwell garage installs more than 40 charging points

Kit Heren (11 September, 2021)

The changes should help reduce air pollution in central London

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Electric charging points have been installed at Camberwell bus garage, meaning three bus routes will now be electric-only, which should reduce air pollution in central London.

The 42 charging points will be used by buses on routes 100 (St Pauls to Shadwell), 360 (Elephant and Castle to Albert Hall) and 484 (Denmark Hill to Lewisham).

They were installed by UK Power Networks and Go Ahead London, which runs the buses on behalf of Transport for London (TfL).

Irvine Nyamapfene, project manager at UK Power Networks, said: “By enabling more buses to run on electricity instead of diesel, we bring another breath of fresh air for Londoners and we are pleased to be playing our part as the city looks forward to a greener future.”

Richard Harrington, director at Go-Ahead London, said: “As the capital’s largest bus company, and the UK’s biggest individual e-bus operator, we are at the forefront of zero-emission technology. Go-Ahead London and UK Power Networks have worked seamlessly to deliver electric bus infrastructure at the 107-year-old Camberwell Garage and, in the process, improve air quality for the local communities we serve on Routes 100, 360 and 484.”

As of March this year there were 485 electric buses in London and 3,884 hybrids, out of a total of more than 9,000 buses in the fleet, according to a TfL audit.

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