Electric hopper bus trial

Friday, 08 March 2024
An electric bus will be trialled on the 903 hopper bus service.

Arriva, who operates our hopper bus network, will be trialling a fully electric double-decker bus on some 903 services between Monday 11 March and Thursday 28 March.

As this is only a trial the bus will not be branded as a hopper bus, however the screen on the front of the bus will give the service number and destination. Plus, you can always ask our friendly hopper bus drivers if you want to check you're on the right bus!

Please note, the electric bus doesn’t have a bike rack so if you are planning to travel with your bike please use an alternative 903 bus. The below picture shows what the electric bus will look like.

This is part of a long term aspiration for our hopper bus network to move away from diesel vehicles, as part of the university’s strategic objective to decarbonise our operations. 

To see which 903 journeys will be operated by the electric bus during the trial period, visit the below link.

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