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Grove Goes Green: Electric Hybrids Reach the 192

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4th February 2013 at 3:12PM 9 Comments 
Grove Goes Green: Electric Hybrids Reach the 192
The 192 bus route will receive a £11.3 million investment over the next three months, with the introduction of 40 brand new hybrid vehicles.


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Stagecoach Manchester, the region’s leading local bus operator, announced the investment into the busy 192 service ahead of the introduction of the first 12 buses, on Friday 1st February.

The route, which serves Hazel Grove, Stockport, Levenshulme and Longsight and carries an average of 187,000 passengers per week, will see the arrival of a further 16 new buses on Friday 1st March. The remaining 12 vehicles will be introduced between the Saturday 2nd March and Friday 15th March.

The new hybrid fleet has been purchased with the assistance of the Department for Transport’s (DfT) Green Bus Fund, which provided approximately £3.5 million funding to supplement Stagecoach Manchester’s £7.8 million spend.

The launch of the new hybrid fleet will mark the largest ever single investment into buses on a single route in Greater Manchester and will provide customers with a more environmentally friendly service.

The electric-hybrid design, which is fuelled by a sophisticated battery system supported by a small traditional diesel engine, will emit 30 per cent less carbon than the standard buses. Designed and created by the UK’s leading bus and coach manufacturer, Alexander Dennis, supported by BAE Systems, the new vehicles will offer passengers a cleaner, smoother, more comfortable ride.

Christopher Bowles, managing director of Stagecoach Manchester, commented:

“The commissioning of 40 new hybrid buses for the 192 route is yet another significant investment in our region-wide operations"

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Coleman
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Re: Grove Goes Green: Electric Hybrids Reach the 1
4th February 2013 at 3:44PM
Saw 3 of them in the space of 30 minutes on Saturday! Look good and i suppose less fuel used by buses means there is more for me to use! lol!
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Norma_Stitts
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Re: Grove Goes Green: Electric Hybrids Reach the 1
5th February 2013 at 9:50PM
£282,500 per bus!?!   dont-know
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Adora
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Re: Grove Goes Green: Electric Hybrids Reach the 1
7th February 2013 at 5:30PM

These buses are a menace!

Number 1 son missed his stop twice now because he's so absorbed on the tinterwebby because of the free wifi! grin
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Norma_Stitts
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Re: Grove Goes Green: Electric Hybrids Reach the 1
7th February 2013 at 8:46PM
Just this minute spotted my first one.

I set off the lights from Torkington Road to turn onto the A6 by The Bulls Head and one of them jumped a red light. Nice.   curse
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Adora
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Re: Grove Goes Green: Electric Hybrids Reach the 1
7th February 2013 at 11:21PM, Edit: 7th February 2013 at 11:25PM by Adora

So you're indignant about another road user breaking the law then, Limers? Rich! rotfl
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Re: Grove Goes Green: Electric Hybrids Reach the 1
10th February 2013 at 2:39PM
Adora Wrote:


These buses are a menace!

Number 1 son missed his stop twice now because he's so absorbed on the tinterwebby because of the free wifi! grin


Free Wifi?

Very cool addition!
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Tyrawhitt
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Re: Grove Goes Green: Electric Hybrids Reach the 1
10th February 2013 at 2:51PM, Edit: 10th February 2013 at 2:52PM by Tyrawhitt
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ComfortablyNumb
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Re: Grove Goes Green: Electric Hybrids Reach the 1
10th February 2013 at 6:22PM
Tyrawhitt Wrote:

The New 192 Bus Brochure Specification

Good link
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Martin2875
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Re: Grove Goes Green: Electric Hybrids Reach the 1
30th December 2013 at 1:19PM
So 1 tank of AdBlue is enough for 2 tank-fulls of Diesel, or there abouts. Did they work that out or were they just lucky? wink
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