Four battery-electric BYD ADL Enviro400EV double-deckers enter service in May on a shuttle service between Watford Junction railway station and the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London site in Leavesden.
They are operated by National Express Transport Solutions (NETS) and replace diesel buses. NETS is working in partnership with electric vehicle fleet and battery storage specialist Zenobe on the project. That takes Zenobe’s portfolio in the UK to around 540 battery-electric buses and over 25 depots, including its work with National Express West Midlands.
The shift to zero-emission on the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London shuttle service means that CO2 emissions are reduced by over 264 tonnes per year, NETS says. Transport for both staff and visitors alike will be provided by the new buses and it is free for all visitors holding a Studio Tour ticket for the day in question.
Continues NETS Managing Director Tony Lawman: “Buses are already one of the cleanest ways to travel, so existing and new passengers can relax knowing that they are doing their bit for the planet if they leave the car at home and use this service.
“This partnership demonstrates our leadership in sustainable transport and it is another step to achieving our commitment for our bus fleet to be solely zero-emission by 2030.”
Adds Co-Founder and Director of Zenobe Steven Meersman: “We are delighted to be the partner for National Express Transport Solutions at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London. We were able to deliver the infrastructure on time without disturbing day-to-day operations at this popular venue.”