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Metrobus launch buses that help improve air quality around Crawley

New, very low emissions buses have started making their first journeys out and about around Sussex and Surrey.

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The Wright Euro VI Micro Hybrid StreetLite bus

Ten single-deck Wright Euro VI Micro Hybrid StreetLite buses recently arrived at our Metrobus Crawley depot and they’re making their first journeys with passengers this week. 

These buses emit up to 98% lower levels of nitrogen oxides (NOx), which are created during fuel combustion and can pollute the air. This means the new buses will improve local air quality. 

Because these buses use stop-start technology, there are no emissions at bus stops as their engines aren’t idling. It also means we can cut fuel use by up to 10%. 

Four of these UK-built buses are on the Horsham-Crawley-Gatwick route 200 and six on routes 430 and 435, around Reigate, Redhill and Merstham. The ten buses cost £1.7 million. 

They’re not just incredibly clean and fuel efficient, the StreetLites also have free Wi-Fi and USB charging points at every seat, as well as infotainment TV screens showing route and service information. 

Metrobus’ Commercial Director Nick Hill said:

“We’ve been taking practical steps to address climate change and improve air quality locally, cutting our fossil fuel consumption and reducing our carbon emissions, by investing millions in very low emissions buses like these ones.  

“But they’re not just cleaner, they’re also more comfortable and convenient for our passengers.” 

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FREE Nandos for Crawley A-Level and GCSE result students

The offer is available nationally but for one day this week and one day next week A-Level and GCSE students can claim a FREE Nandos.

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On Thursday 15th August for one day only any student collecting their A-Level or equivalent result can claim a free Nandos at any of their restaurants.

The following week on the 22nd August GCSE students collecting their results can claim their free Nandos.

It’s like an early Christmas present for all Nandos fans but the offers are only available on the two results days so make sure you don’t go on the wrong day or miss either one all together!

To claim the free food all a student has to do is bring their results with them along with valid ID and spend a minimum of £7, that’s it and you receive a ¼ Chicken or Fire-Starter (excluding Wing Roulette/All Together Now) with their order.

Of course their are terms and conditions which can be read here!

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