This weekend marks an electrifying shift in York’s public transport.
First York, in collaboration with City of York Council, showcased their new fleet of electric buses! Charging forward with a £23 million transformation, these buses are not only a breath of fresh air (literally!) but by year-end, York’s depot will stand tall as the FIRST outside London to be fully electric!
This leap towards a sustainable future didn’t just happen.
Our Green legacy, from the previous administration, played a vital role. Under Green leadership, the transport department successfully secured a significant £10.2 million from the ZEBRA programme, and a big shoutout to First for co-investing in this transformative vision.
Andy D’Agorne, the Green Party Transport spokesperson and former Executive Member for transport, remarked,
“This isn’t just a fleet of buses. It’s a statement, a commitment. It symbolizes the direction in which York wants to head – towards a cleaner, greener, and more sustainable future.”
Remember the UK’s first voluntary Clean Air Zone for buses? Operational since January 2021, this project is a testament to the commitment and forward-thinking of Green councillors on City of York Council.
But as we drive forward, what’s next on the horizon? Our Green legacy is a testament to progressive change, and we’re keen to see the new council’s innovative steps and triumphs.