Clean Air Day
It’s Clean Air Day 2021, and we're proud to celebrate our zero emission buses asserting Aberdeen's position as Europe's Hydrogen Capital as we embrace alternative fuel to meet our wider net zero ambitions.
Clean air is essential for our health and our wellbeing as well as being good for the planet which is why we're continuing to work hard to impove our buses and depots across Scotland.
Want to know what changes we're making across our Scotland depots?
First Aberdeen: The World's First Hydrogen Powered Double Deckers
Our hydrogen buses are clean and green, and only emit water from their exhausts!
Our King Street depot had to undergo significant alterations to accommodate the city’s hydrogen buses. We’ve installed electrical points at each of the hydrogen parking bays. When the hydrogen buses aren’t out in service, they need to be plugged in at their docking point so that their temperature can be monitored. The bi-product of hydrogen fuel is water, so it’s essential that the buses are kept above 5°C to ensure that the pipes their pipes do not freeze and rupture. To make this happen, a fully trained team of engineers needed to dig up a large section of the depot floor and lay electric cabling underground so that each parking bay could be fitted with its own plug socket.
We’re really proud with what we’ve achieved and are excited to be known as Europe’s hydrogen capital as we embrace alternative fuel to meet our wider net zero ambitions.
Reasons to leave your car at home and travel by bus
|Clean Air: By travelling by bus you reduce congestion, and car emissions in local communities.||
Make an impact: Just one bus can take up to 75 cars off the road, easing congestion and air pollution.
Every Journey counts: If everyone switched just one car journey a month to a bus instead, that would mean up to a billion fewer car journeys, saving two million tonnes of CO2!
|Make the swap: Replacing car journeys with public transport can help reduce CO2 emissions by 42%, creating a cleaner, greener Scotland.|
|Free Time: Relax with a podcast, make plans for your free time or get a head start on your day while you travel by bus.||Improve you health: by walking to the bus stop you’ll be improving your health by being more active getting in the recommended 30 minutes of exersise.|
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Plan a quiet journey with Space Checker We'd like to introduce you to Space Checker, the brand new tool from First Bus to help you plan ahead and travel with confidence.
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Explore By Bus
Plan fun-filled days out from strolling through beautiful parks, learning more about this historic city in our museums, visiting family friendly attractions to action packed activity centres.
Shopping Centres Union Square Aberdeen’s largest shopping and leisure destination, Union Square has plenty to offer with shops, restaurants, spa’s, hairdressers and even Cineworld!
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