Four more go electric

LOOK IN ON LONDON

Hammersmith Bridge closure looks likely to be lengthy

Yutong E10 battery electric demonstrator YG18 CVS in Twelvetrees Crescent, Bromley by Bow while on trial with Stagecoach on route 323. MARK LYONS

New contracts will convert four more single-deck routes to battery electric operation from next year, while the award of a 12-month contract for a new diesel route makes it appear likely that Hammersmith Bridge (Look in on London last month) will remain closed to traffic for a long time.

The electrification announcement is in line with Transport for London’s policy that all new single-deckers should be zero emission from 2020.

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