Lewis Macdonald welcomes million miles for Aberdeen hydrogen buses



2 February 2019

North East Labour MSP Lewis Macdonald today tabled a parliamentary motion welcoming the news that Aberdeen’s fleet of hydrogen buses have reached the million-mile mark.

Lewis said:

“The Aberdeen Hydrogen Bus Project has been a great success for Aberdeen City Council, which is leading the way in Scotland when it comes to this new fuel technology.

“Thanks to the support of First Bus and Stagecoach, thousands of passengers have enjoyed journeys on buses which help to reduce carbon emissions and air pollution.

“The success of this project should be a catalyst for the introduction of more hydrogen buses on the streets of Aberdeen, and other towns and cities across the country.”

The text of Lewis’ motion reads :

Aberdeen Hydrogen Buses Hit the Million-mile mark

That the Parliament recognises that Aberdeen’s fleet of hydrogen buses has now completed more than one million miles since the vehicles were introduced to the city’s streets in 2015; understands that the Aberdeen Hydrogen Bus Project is delivered by Aberdeen City Council, with support from the Scottish Government, the UK Government and the EU; notes that it consists of 10 buses, which are owned by the council and operated by Stagecoach and FirstGroup; understands that the city is also home to Scotland’s first commercial-scale hydrogen production and refuelling stations at Kittybrewster and Cove; welcomes the success of the project in reaching the million-mile mark and reducing carbon emissions and air pollution, and notes the hopes for more hydrogen-powered vehicles being used in Aberdeen and across Scotland.