The red bus is an iconic and integral part of London carrying over 6.5 million passengers a day. With so many commuters depending on its service, they turned to us to help with the complexities of energising their new fleet of electric buses
SSE Enterprise has played a pivotal role in the deployment of London’s first large scale, zero-emission, single deck bus fleet – the largest of its kind in Europe. Providing the electrical infrastructure for the fleet’s charging points was a complex but vital component of this ground breaking initiative.
Our primary goal was to assist Go Ahead in improving air quality in the capital by integrating the latest charging point technology into a central London bus depot.
Making cleaner air a reality
Working alongside the customer, we went to enormous efforts to ensure that disruption to the depot’s working day was kept to the very minimum.
The project, led by Go Ahead London under contract to Transport for London, has been in development since 2013 and involved the delivery of 51 electric buses on routes 507 and 521 operating between Waterloo and Victoria
This was a complex job with numerous logistical issues to consider. Waterloo is an extremely busy operational site surrounded by residential housing. It was therefore of paramount importance to ensure the continued smooth running of the station and the least disruption to neighbours whilst work was ongoing