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Gas buses rolled out in Runcorn
A FLEET of new gas buses has been rolled out in Runcorn.
The carbon neutral buses powered by household waste were unveiled at the Arriva bus depot in Beechwood.
The 10 eco-friendly vehicles is part of a £15.5 million investment, supported by the green bus fund.
John Rimmer, area managing director of Arriva North West, said: “We are committed to leading the way when it comes to using technology to deliver benefits to our customers and the environment.
“The buses have been specially designed for the UK market and, as they run on bio-gas, provide a carbon neutral solution to the environmental challenges we face.
“This is a fantastic investment for Runcorn.”
The Mayor of Halton, Clr Tom McInerney, a retired bus driver, sat back behind the wheel to launch the project.
The Man EcoCIty buses will operate on Arriva’s 1, 2, X30 and 21 services.
The gas will be provided by members of the newly-formed Gas Bus Alliance