Labour plans to electrify the country’s bus fleet by 2030
The Labour Party has announced plans to electrify the country’s entire bus fleet by 2030.
Electrifying all of England’s 35,000 buses by this time should reduce emissions by 72% and boost UK manufacturing, the party says.
Labour also wants to provide free bus travel to under 25s in areas that bring buses into public control or ownership and give all councils the power and resources to regulate bus services and create new council-owned bus companies, so that local services are run for communities not profit.
Andy McDonald, Shadow Transport Secretary, said: “Labour is offering a once in a generation transformation of bus services by delivering the funding and powers to deliver a world class bus service in every corner of the country, that will connect people and communities to work and leisure.”