Abellio London Bus and TfL launch electric buses on Route 63

Abellio London Bus is introducing a fleet of new ADL/BYD electric buses on route 63. Abellio says the new vehicles on route 63 have a more open feel – with a skylight on the upper deck, larger rear window, and handles on the backs of seats rather than vertical poles for an unobstructed view.

Jon Eardley, managing director, Abellio London Bus, says: “The investment in route 63 is part of our wider commitment to improve the travel experience for customers by introducing state of the art, best-in-class electric buses across London.

“We’re very proud of the quality and comfort that these new zero-emission buses offer, and will continue to work in partnership with TfL to champion the adoption of innovative, customer centred features to create a safe, attractive and accessible green travel experience for Londoners.

“Here at Abellio we believe that continued and sustained investment in the capital’s zero emission fleet is essential to attract more people to use public transport, which in turn promotes other modes of active travel. Encouraging more people to use the bus by improving the offer to our customers is a catalyst for the decarbonisation of the network and helping to deliver the Mayor’s zero emission network and active travel targets.” 

The buses feature high-back seats throughout, a wood-effect floor and USB chargers and mobile phone holders in the seats.