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Traffic priorities to speed buses help £83m Oxford switch to electrics

Peter Stonham
25 January 2024
From left: Oxfordshire County Council Cabinet Member Judy Roberts, Leader Liz Leffman, CEO Martin Reeves, with Stagecoach MD Rachel Geliamassi and OBC MD Luke Marion
From left: Oxfordshire County Council Cabinet Member Judy Roberts, Leader Liz Leffman, CEO Martin Reeves, with Stagecoach MD Rachel Geliamassi and OBC MD Luke Marion
 

Oxford has begun receiving what is claimed to be the UK’s biggest electric bus fleet outside London after the county council agreed to implement traffic filters to speed up services and support the investment in electric vehicles by the city’s two principal operators.

The £82.5m project will deliver 159 new battery-powered buses – the first of which have already gone into service. The county council says it has committed to help reduce bus journey times by at least 10%...

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