Merton bus garage gears up for full-electric operations23 August 2021

Full-electric buses are operating from a South West London bus garage, thanks to a new electricity connection.

UK Power Networks has completed work at Merton for Go-Ahead London, to enable new electric buses to charge overnight.

The delivery team installed new cables to provide additional power at the garage, which will deliver supplies for 17 electric buses operating on route 200 from Mitcham to Raynes Park.

The work has reduced running costs for the bus garage, which is able to charge its new fleet when local electricity demand is very low.

UK Power Networks, the firm that keeps power flowing across London, the South East and East of England has enabled more than 500 buses in the capital to turn electric over the last few years, to help meet the Government’s 2050 target of net zero emissions.

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