Abellio’s Walworth Road garage electrification complete

UK Power Networks has completed work at Walworth Road bus garage for Abellio London to enable electric buses to charge overnight, with the project representing a major contribution towards reducing pollution.

The installation included a new 1000kVA transformer to provide additional power at the garage. This will deliver supplies for 34 electric buses – 24 on the C10 route and 10 for the P5 route.

This is the latest installation by UK Power Networks, to ensure buses help to meet the UK’s low net zero target and improve London’s air quality. The first was Waterloo bus garage in London, in August 2016, which was the first in the UK and saved 900 tonnes of CO2 in its first year. It has since been followed by bus garages at Shepherd’s Bush, Willesden, West Ham and Northumberland Park.

Stephen Bradley, head of major connections for UK Power Networks, says: “By enabling more buses to run on electricity instead of diesel, we bring another breath of fresh air for Londoners.”