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McGill's Buses awarded £1.3million from Transport Scotland to lower emissions

McGill's Buses are delighted to have been awarded over £1.3million as part of Transport Scotland’s Scottish Bus Emission Abatement Retrofit (BEAR) programme.
The accredited retrofit technology helps reduce nitrogen dioxide and particulate emissions from older buses through the installation of specialist exhaust technology. These retrofits will achieve the latest Euro VI standard, which is the equivalent to emissions from a modern diesel bus.

McGill's Engineering Director said, "We are delighted to have secured funding which will enable us to retrofit 72 of our front line vehicles. Lowering emissions is a great focus of McGill's, having already invested heavily in Euro VI vehicles. Following the retrofitting of these vehicles,  69% of our fleet will meet this standard. 

Mark Cooper, Managing Director of HJS said "After an initial successful trial retrofitting 7 buses for the BEAR 2 project, HJS are very pleased to be working with McGill's Buses again on the next phase of installations for the BEAR 3 initiative.


In conjunction with installation partner Alliance Transport Technologies, HJS will imminently begin upgrading 72 Euro V buses to Euro VI emissions standard to provide compliance with the LEZ in Glasgow.

 

HJS have a range of applications to retrofit buses with SCRT (Selective Catalytic Reduction Technology) which simultaneously reduces particulate matter and NOx emissions enabling operators such as McGills to reduce emissions and meet the standards required for continued charge free inner city operation."


 

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