Transport giant First has unveiled ultra-low emission buses in Leeds. First Leeds is investing £71m in a total of 284 ultra-low emission buses in Leeds by 2020.
47 of the buses are already in service and a further 58 are due to arrive by January 2019. The initiative is being managed by Leeds City Council and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority.
First Leeds is aiming to transform travel in Yorkshire’s biggest city. The company is committed to reducing vehicle emissions to improve air quality. The new vehicles incorporate the latest features in bus travel, including next stop audio announcements, USB charging points and free wifi
The new buses are currently running on First’s LeedsCity and X26 routes and also serving the Elland Road and Temple Green park-and-ride sites.
First Leeds is hoping to promote the benefits of bus travel and encourage people to switch from traveling by car to bus. City managers are also working to enhance bus services to make bus travel faster, more efficient, reliable and cleaner.