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We've got one of the greenest bus fleets

We care about you. We care about the air in Reading.

That’s why we’ve invested in lots of low carbon bio-gas buses. 

It’s a gas! 

Travelling by bus is already a really great way to help the environment. We have one of the youngest and most environmentally friendly fleets in the UK .With our growing fleet of 61 super-green bio-gas buses it’s the quieter, cleaner and greener way to travel. 

The gas we buy is produced from food waste and – to put it nicely – the waste from cow’s backside… waste not, want not!

Are they environmentally friendly? 

Put simply... yes! They produce significantly less CO2, less Nitrogen Oxides (NOx), or particulates than the buses they replaced. 

Where does the gas come from? 

All of the gas that we buy is bio-methane, produced from food waste and cattle slurry by anaerobic digestion. This is almost carbon-neutral as we’re using feedstock and carbon which would otherwise go to waste and be released directly into the atmosphere. Where this waste would biodegrade naturally and release this as methane, the impact on climate change would be much greater than simply by burning the gas to release CO2.

Leading the way 

We were one of the first in the UK to invest in gas buses. You can be proud to live in a town that is at the forefront of cleaner fuels and caring about the environment.

Want to know more about your green buses?

Take a look at our frequently asked questions on compressed natural gas – you’ll be amazed!