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All Aboard Manchester's Hybrid-electric Bus

Shuttle service operator, First has been testing the latest electro-diesel hybrid engine on services linking Manchester's rail stations, shopping and business areas. First shuttle bus photo courtesy of British Bus Models.

Published: 21-Jun-2006

The free shuttle buses helping to ease Manchester's city-centre congestion could soon help to keep the air clean, too.

Operator First has been testing the latest electro-diesel hybrid engine on services linking Manchester's rail stations, shopping and business areas.

A fleet of diesel minibuses is usually run on the routes by First under contract to Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Authority.

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