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Electric buses to operate in Athlone next year

Jul 19, 2021 15:07 By Shannonside News
Electric buses to operate in Athlone next year Electric buses to operate in Athlone next year
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The buses are emission-free and are also expected to be much quieter inside and outside of the vehicles.

The National Transport Authority has signed an agreement to buy up to 200 fully electric buses - including some which will operate in Athlone.

The framework, which was also signed by Alexander Dennis Limited, will see 45 zero emission buses delivered next year.They are expected to operate services in Athlone and the Dublin Metropolitan Area from 2022.

The contract is part of the Government’s commitment to lower carbon emissions in transport as part of the Climate Action Plan.

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The dual door variant of the Enviro200EV for the NTA has 27 seats and capacity for more than 75 passengers. The interior of the bus has been configured to maximise passenger flow and accessibility and incorporates both a wheelchair space and a dedicated area for the accommodation of at least one unfolded pram/pushchairs/buggy.

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