Coleraine Bus Centre to have zero-emission electric bus fleet by 2023

Coleraine Bus Centre to have zero-emission electric bus fleet by 2023

The Coleraine area will have a zero emission electric bus fleet by 2023 it has been revealed.  

Translink Property Department recently submitted a planning application with Causeway Coast & Glens Council for the provision of 10 electrical vehicle (EV) charging units, erection of switch room building, associated site infrastructure (including 20 no parking bollards, 18 no bus wheel stops, 1 no Armco barrier and generator connection box).  

Also included in the application was minor alterations to the existing bus parking area to provide modification of existing pedestrian walkway and reconfigured bus parking bays and all associated site works.

In a statement to Causeway Coast Community this afternoon a Translink spokesperson said:

“We are installing electric vehicle charging points at Coleraine Bus Station as part of our plans to introduce zero emission buses.

“These fleet decarbonisation plans align with our aim to deliver a clean transport future achieving net zero emissions across our buses, trains and buildings by 2040 and be climate positive by 2050.

“Over the coming months we will start to introduce zero emission electric buses into the Belfast Metro fleet with more due to arrive in 2023 for Foyle Metro in Derry~Londonderry and for the Coleraine area”.

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