Friday 28 April 2023

Liverpool Hydrogen Buses Launched

NEW 'zero-emission' hydrogen buses have been launched for the 10A service between St Helens and Liverpool.

 Alexander Dennis has developed a leading new zero-emission technology platform as the basis for a new generation of battery-electric and hydrogen-fuel cell buses, building on the comprehensive expertise gained as the UK market leader for clean buses and benefitting from learnings across their parent NFI Group.

The vehicles will initially be used for driver training before entering passenger service in the coming days on the 10A route between St Helens and Liverpool.

Metro mayor Steve Rotheram has unveiled trains and buses that will be hitting the region’s roads and rails during the Eurovision Song Contest.

The new ADL Enviro400FCEV fleet will be draped in Eurovision design logos as the international contest comes to the region in May.

One of the new vehicles was exhibited at Eurobus 2022 in Birmingham

As the eyes of the world turn their attention to the city region, the Mayor has commissioned a new look for the region’s public transport to mark the occasion.

One of the region’s new publicly owned £500m trains has also been wrapped in Eurovision livery and will appear on the Merseyrail network from this week.

 Eurovision artwork will also appear at train and bus stations, bus stops, ferry terminals and tunnel entrances with the region set to welcome an estimated 100,000 extra visitors, while the contest itself is expected to attract around 160 million TV viewers.

Above & below, interior of the new vehicles