On Thursday in the House of Commons Trudy Harrison who is a Minister in the Government responded to a written question from the Labour MP for the West Midlands, John Spellar. His question was “To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress has been made on funding orders for hydrogen-fuelled buses.”
The full response from Trudy can be seen here but it was very encouraging to discover that “The Government has supported the introduction of hydrogen buses through the previous Low and Ultra Low Emission Bus funding schemes. Through these schemes, Government provided over £4.8m to a joint bid between Birmingham City Council and Transport for London for 40 hydrogen double decker buses. In addition, Government provided over £4.3m to Brighton and Hove Buses for a further 20 hydrogen buses.” That image is one of the 20 buses in our city. It was clear that the answer related to a sum of £525m so perhaps in due course there will be more buses across Sussex.