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Buses in Ealing get bigger but services are reduced

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The E2 bus has doubled in size, but there are less of them.

Passenger numbers have been increasing on the busy Brentford to Greenford route and Transport for London (Tfl) introduced the bigger buses to meet demand.

However, due to the increased capacity of the new vehicles, the service has been reduced.

There are now eight buses per hour Monday - Saturday daytimes (previously 10) and five buses per hour in the evenings and on Sundays (previously six).


Meanwhile, the E8 bus to Ealing Broadway has gone green.

Five new hybrid buses have been introduced as part of a major expansion of the Capital's environmentally friendly bus fleet.

Hybrid buses are cleaner and greener than their diesel counterparts.

They have a conventional engine and an electric motor which means the bus uses less fuel and is better for air quality.

Over 50 hybrid buses are now in operation in the Capital and a further 300 hybrid buses will be in operation by 2011.

Tfl say Hybrid buses are significantly quieter than diesel buses, making bus travel more pleasant for passengers and reducing noise for local residents along bus routes.

Their roll out will contribute to the Mayor's target of a 60 per cent reduction in emissions across London by 2025.

June 14, 2009