CATCH Project Partner ARRIVA North West and Wales. Nigel Cross Technical Manager. ARRIVA North West and Wales. Part of ARRIVA plc, one of the largest bus operators in the U.K., operating over 6000 buses and a rail franchise. ARRIVA also operate buses, coaches and trains in
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CATCH Project PartnerARRIVA North West and Wales
ARRIVA North West and Wales
Part of ARRIVA plc, one of the largest bus operators
in the U.K., operating over 6000 buses and a rail
ARRIVA also operate buses, coaches and trains in
many other European countries.
ARRIVA North West and Wales operates over 1300
buses in north west England and Wales, including
some 500 in urban Liverpool.
ARRIVA’s Role in the CATCH Project
Partners with Merseytravel and Liverpool City Council since the project’s inception, bringing “private sector” expertise and resources to the project.
Fitted 88 buses with particulate traps in Speke garage Liverpool.
Fitted 16 buses with catalytic traps and exhaust gas recirculation in Bootle garage Liverpool.
Having been successful in winning an open competitive tender, have just started to operate a fleet of 6 Hybrid diesel-electric buses from Bootle garage Liverpool
Speke garage, Liverpool
“reduced pollution certificate standards”
Trap and EGR Performance
ordered, 4 delivered so far.
Basic Vehicle – Optare Solo 8.5 metre, 28 seats +17 standing
Diesel engine and auto gearbox replaced by batteries and an electric motor.
“On-board” battery charging with a small diesel engine and generator.
Fully wheelchair accessible
Low exhaust emissions
Potential zero exhaust emissions for 6 – 8 miles range.
Braking recharges batteries, significant energy reduction