The county’s first-ever electric buses are gearing up to serve local communities in Beeston, Stapleford, Toton and Attenborough and Beeston from this month.
The £910,000 project comes on the back of more than £500,000 government funding and £410,000 worth of Nottinghamshire County Council investment.
Bus passengers will soon benefit from quieter, smoother, greener buses on the 510 and 511 routes which run between Beeston, Toton and Stapleford, connecting with the tram network at Toton Lane Park and Ride and Beeston Bus and Tram Interchange.
The two new electric buses will be in service from Monday 4th June when a new all-day ticket will also be available to buy on board for use on the bus and tram.
Nottinghamshire County Council have partnered with Nottingham Express Transit (NET) to provide the new Nottsbus ECOnnect Plus ticket to provide cheaper travel for those residents changing from the bus to tram.
Councillor John Cottee said: “This is a significant moment for public transport in our county with the first electric buses due to serve local communities in the Stapleford, Toton Beeston and Attenborough areas.
“These buses, built in Falkirk by Alexander Dennis Ltd in partnership with Build your Dreams, are at the forefront of the green revolution in zero emission bus technology and will help improve air quality and reduce CO2 emissions, as well as informing future fleet investment decisions by the county council.
“I would encourage local residents and visitors to try out these new buses.”