Xplore Dundee’s set to make more of its buses environmentally friendly, thanks to a substantial grant award from the Scottish Government.
Transport Scotland’s confirmed it’s awarding almost £400k to the local operator so that it can upgrade 21 vehicles to Euro VI - the cleanest engines currently available. The money’s coming from the Scotland Bus Emission Abatement Fund Retrofit (BEAR) fund, which helps Scottish operators to reduce emissions by retrofitting clean air technology to the exhausts of older buses.
Managing Director of Xplore Dundee, Christine McGlasson said: “This is another important step on our journey to becoming a truly low emission operator. Retrofitting these 21 buses to bring them up to Euro VI standard will significantly progress our fleet improvement plan and help to improve air quality in our city.
“Cleaner air in Dundee is crucially important for all of us - it’s vital for public health and the future of our planet. We’re determined to play our part by providing clean, low emission buses to move people safely around the city.”
There are full details of BEAR Phase 3 at the Scottish Government’s webpage.
As Dundee's principal public transport provider, we fulfill around 35,000 passenger journeys every day. Our service is part of the fabric of the city - carrying people where they need to be, and employing more than 300 people.