Network Norwich has gone electric!

Our brand-new zero-emission buses have hit the road, and our Roundtree Way depot is now operating a fully electric fleet. 

The introduction of 70 new buses means that by April 2024 over half of our Norwich services will be electric. That is over 60% of all bus journeys through Castle Meadow in the city centre.  

The new buses give a significant boost to the city’s sustainability credentials and mean cleaner air for residents and visitors, as they produce zero tailpipe emissions. The buses also offer users a quieter and smoother ride, and include free WiFi and USB chargers.

To fund the purchase of the vehicles, First Bus and Norfolk County Council secured an investment of £14.7m from the Department for Transport’s Zero Emission Bus Regional Area (ZEBRA) government funding. The grant was matched with around £23m of funding by First Bus.

Check out our launch day video below!

The buses

Which routes are they operating on?

Pink Line 11/12

Green Line 14/15/16

Orange Line 21

Red Line 23/24

Blue Line 25/26

Click here, or the picture below to download a handy flyer with all the info you need!

Kids Activity Pack

We've created a fab booklet full of activities for kids, centered around electric buses and sustainable transport. Featuring a word search, a poem, a maze, some colouring in, and a dot to dot, it's the perfect way to start learning about how Norwich is going electric.

Download your kids activity pack here.

Zero Emission Mission

First Bus is one of the UK’s largest bus operators and is part of First Group, the first bus and rail operator in the UK to formally commit to setting an ambitious science-based target to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 or earlier. We work proactively with our local authority partners, making a positive impact on air quality, tackling congestion, improving customer experience and benefitting communities. We are focused on First Bus becoming a leader in the transition to a low-carbon future and are committed to operating a zero-emission bus fleet by 2035; we have pledged not to purchase any new diesel buses after December 2022.