Sunday, 23 July 2023

Riding the Metrobus Hydroliners in Crawley

Go-Ahead Group’s Metrobus is in the process introducing a fleet of 20 Wrightbus GB Kite Hydroliner single decker vehicles that have been part funded by the UK Government and (because it dates back some time ago when the order was submitted) the European Union JIVE scheme (Joint Initiative for Hydrogen Vehicles) with some further funding contributed by Gatwick Airport.

The hydrogen supplied by Air Products, is stored at Crawley bus garage in liquid form before being converted to the gas which is held in tanks on the roofs of the buses.

Roger French visited Crawley and rode on the first vehicles to be introduced, operating on the high profile Fastway branded route 10 between Crawley’s Bewbush residential area, the town centre, Manor Royal industrial area and Gatwick Airport’s South and North terminals.

Roger's report can be read here
See the recent Focus Transport report here