#ScotClimateWeek 18-22 September

Read how we are making Edinburgh a greener place

Climate Week is a Scottish Government campaign to raise awareness of climate change.

As a socially responsible business, we is aware of our impact on the local environment and continue to invest in low emission buses. With air pollution widely recognised as a public health issue, Lothian remains committed to reducing emissions from our operations.

The most recent additions to our fleet include a substantial investment in Volvo B5TL Euro 6 double decker buses. These vehicles fully converted two of our most popular routes, services 22 and 26, to low emission.

At the end of last year, we launched 25 Euro 6 buses on Service 22, one of our most frequent services, operating between Ocean Terminal in Leith to the Gyle shopping centre in the west. This service operates through two of Edinburgh’s declared air pollution areas.

More recently, a fleet of 30 Euro 6 low emission buses were launched on service 26, which connects communities from the west of the city to East Lothian. As one of Edinburgh’s busiest and highest polluting roads, Lothian strategically placed the buses to operate along St John’s Road in Corstorphine, helping to improve air quality.

The addition of the buses to these corridors leads to lower emissions, less noise and importantly a comfortable experience for our passengers. We will also see over 1,300 tonnes of CO2 removed from our annual carbon footprint. Further emission reductions include savings of up to 95% in nitrous oxides and 76% in particulates, compared to the existing fleet.

The investments in low emission technology forms part of our overarching fleet strategy. By 2020, Lothian Buses has committed to cutting our emissions by 42% and have one of the most modern and cleanest fleets in the UK.

A diesel car emits 10 times more NOx emissions per passenger than a Euro 6 diesel bus, catch the bus this Climate Week and help the environment.

Posted on: Mon, September 18, 2017 at 11:22
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