£230,000 funding grant for green buses in Lincoln
Part of Lincoln’s bus service is set to go green, following a funding grant worth over £230,000.
It means eleven Stagecoach buses from a fleet in Lincoln will be upgraded with green technology.
Their engines will be converted to run only on gas, to reduce carbon emissions and help make Lincoln's air cleaner.
A gas fuelling station will also be built at the Stagecoach depot on Deacon Road, Lincoln.
The county council was one of eleven other authorities in the country to land the grant money.
The £231,000 funding pot is from the Department for Transport’s Clean Bus Technology Fund.
Councillor Richard Davies, Executive Member for Highways and Transportation, said: “I am delighted that our bid for funding was successful.
“Not only does this news represent a quarter-of-a-million-pound injection into the local economy, it will also help us to significantly improve air quality in Lincoln.
“Working alongside Stagecoach, we identified 11 buses that operate on some of the county’s most polluted streets.
“By reducing the emissions of these vehicles we can improve air quality in those areas, which will improve the quality of life for people living there.”
Lincoln has already seen green buses, with 11 introduced in 2011 which ran on food waste.