Any Journey is Greener By Bus

Published on: 9th February 2017

The first report in this series – The Journey of the Green Bus  – explained how the evolution that has taken place over the last 10-20 years has resulted in the introduction of greener, cleaner buses in the UK which are helping deliver on climate and air quality objectives. The second report – A Green…

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A Green Bus For Every Journey

Published on: 10th November 2016

A wide range of technology solutions are revolutionising the operation of buses across the UK. With almost 4,000 ‘green’, low emission buses currently in operation, no single technology will fit every route and nor will a specific route fit every technology, but with the unrivalled number of clean bus options now available to the UK…

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Bus speeds in decline across UK as road congestion rises

Published on: 14th September 2016

Journey times on the rise in Glasgow, Oxford, Gloucestershire and the West Midlands Updated analysis of local networks Greener Journeys reveals national congestion crisis Buses are under threat from a growing congestion crisis on Britain’s roads as journey times rise and passengers are forced to seek alternative modes of transport, a new analysis of local…

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Reduce car use to meet emissions challenge

Greener Journeys logo Published on: 19th July 2016 by Claire Haigh.

The recent progress report from the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) makes for interesting reading. The good news is that that greenhouse gas emissions have fallen by an average of 4.5% in the past three years and are now 38% below 1990 levels. However, the less encouraging news is that this reduction in emissions has…

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Catch the Bus Week 2016

Greener Journeys logo Published on: 12th July 2016 by Claire Haigh.

Well, what a week that was! We are still recovering from our biggest and best Catch the Bus Week yet. Our fourth annual celebration of the bus, Catch the Bus week (#CTBW), saw support for the bus across the length and breadth of our country. Passenger groups, bus companies, local authorities, passengers and Members of…

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Public urged to leave cars at home for Catch the Bus Week

Published on: 4th July 2016

Catch the Bus Week 2016 runs from 4th-10th July, with operators, local authorities and transport groups encouraging the public to give the bus a try A bus driving lesson for Transport Minister Andrew Jones MP marks the launch of the 4th annual celebration of bus travel Britons are today being encouraged to swap car journeys…

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Catch the Bus Week Launch

Greener Journeys logo Published on: 4th July 2016

It’s finally here. Today we’re launching Catch the Bus Week (#CTBW), our annual celebration of the benefits of the bus. Catch the Bus Week continues to go from strength to strength, and this year promises to be bigger than ever with hundreds of bus companies, passenger organisations, Members of Parliament and local authorities coming together…

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Bus usage is on the decline – what can be done?

Greener Journeys logo Published on: 15th June 2016 by Claire Haigh.

The number of bus journeys across England is on the decline and looks set to fall even further. New figures from the Department for Transport, out yesterday, paint a worrying picture. In the last year, the number of bus journeys in England, both inside and outside of London has fallen. In total there were 118…

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Greener Journeys responds to Second Reading of the Bus Services Bill

Published on: 9th June 2016

Claire Haigh, Chief Executive of Greener Journeys, commented: “The introduction of the Bus Services Bill represents a significant shift in government priority, and demonstrates that the Government recognises the vital role that buses play in connecting people with work and jobs, keeping communities together and driving a reduction in urban congestion. However, following the recent…

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Greener Journeys welcomes introduction of new Mayor’s ‘Hopper’ fares

Published on: 11th May 2016

The new Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, announced yesterday that he will be introducing a one hour bus ‘Hopper’ fare in September. This will allow bus passengers who pay fares using Oyster and contactless payments to change buses within one hour without having to pay additional fares. Commenting on the announcement, Claire Haigh, Chief Executive…

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Greener Journeys responds to EFRA Select Committee report on Air Quality

Published on: 27th April 2016

New inquiry into air quality demands urgent Government action to tackle air pollution Greener Journeys calls for further action to encourage sustainable travel in face of growing public health emergency Attempts to reduce the impact of air pollution on the environment and the nation’s health will only succeed if Ministers can coax the public from…

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Radical new technologies will improve the environment and have a dramatic impact on public health

Published on: 11th February 2016

New cleaner, low emission Euro VI buses emit 95% less harmful nitrogen oxides than Euro V Stringent real-world testing regime means Low Emission Buses key to cutting pollution in cities A NEW generation of buses is dramatically improving emissions and lowering health risks across the UK thanks to advanced technologies and stringent real-world testing, according…

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