A new fleet of buses is to begin operating on a key Transport for London (TfL) route.
Abellio London will now run the 322 Clapham Common-Crystal Palace route from its Battersea depot, under a new TfL contract that will operate for seven years.
On route 322, a fleet of 11 Switch Mobility MetroCity single decker buses will enter service in the next few weeks.
These will be the first Switch Mobility electric vehicles to enter service in London.
The 8.7m-long single deckers are being brought in specifically to safely navigate the tight roads on the route.
Jon Eardley, managing director, Abellio London Bus, said: “It’s an exciting moment for everyone at Abellio London, and reflects our ambition and growing reputation as an operator of choice.
“We’ve been steadily increasing the size of our zero-emission fleet, and the launch of further state-of-the-art electric buses on route 322 in the coming months will see us cement our reputation for operating one of the cleanest bus fleets in the country.
“We’re committed to working long-term with innovative manufacturers and TfL to help realise the Mayor of London’s ambition to have a zero-emissions bus system in the capital by 2030.”
By the end of 2022, Abellio London is set to run 125 electric vehicles, with 17 per cent of the overall fleet being zero emission.
Pictured top: Staff in front of the new buses