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Hopes electric buses will be in Athlone by mid 2022

Jul 24, 2021 12:07 By Shannonside News
Hopes electric buses will be in Athlone by mid 2022 Hopes electric buses will be in Athlone by mid 2022
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The National Transport Authority has agreed to buy 200 fully electric buses.

It's hoped that electric buses will be on the streets of Athlone by the middle of next year.

The current fleet of diesel vehicles that service the town's two urban routes will be replaced by the emission-free vehicles as part of National Transport Authority plans.

The NTA confirmed on Monday that it has agreed to buy 200 fully electric buses - including eleven which will operate in Athlone with the remainder based in Dublin.

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Ian Gourley is Transport Fleet manager with the NTA.

He says they are looking at Athlone as becoming a flagship for eco transport :

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