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Conned again! †On the back of one of Lincolns "Green" buses today I noticed that somebody has scrawled, "Runs on cows**t, conceived with bulls**t".
The ratepayers of Lincoln have subsidised these buses to the tune of £25,000 each for †the 10 buses.
An engineer I know who works on these bus engines told me today, that, what the council have not told us is that the buses have been converted back to run on diesel as the running costs are too high and the engines are being ruined by running on a fuel that they were not designed to be run on. Furthermore the buses are not as economical as they would have been on diesel as they still have the half ton of gas conversion equipment fitted as the costs of removal and reconversion to their original profile is about the same as the original conversion.
this is the original splurge that we were given when the buses were first commissioned, nobody from the council seems to be willing to discuss these buses now. Can we have our £250,000 back.
Thank you green lobby for wasting our money!!!
A PIONEERING project to preserve the historic buildings of Lincoln will see a new fleet of clean, green eco buses launched in the city.
Bus company Stagecoach East Midlands has converted 11 of its existing buses to run on biomethane gas in order to reduce their carbon emissions and impact on the environment.
The hybrid diesel Bio-buses will each have a distinctive "hump", where the natural gas will be stored, and travel on routes passing through the historic centre of Lincoln.
They are the first buses of their kind to be run on alternative fuel in Lincolnshire and will be launched on Friday, May 27.
Dave Skepper, commercial director for Stagecoach East Midlands, said: "The Bio-buses provide an environmentally friendly and sustainable alternative to conventional diesel engines, which will help to reduce the effects of pollution on people and buildings.
"Through working with Lincolnshire County Council and the East Midlands Development Agency, we have converted 11 of our existing fleet to run on biomethane gas."
Public transport strategy and development manager at Lincolnshire County Council, Anita Ruffle, said the new buses will be both economic and sustainable.
She said: "This innovative project will be a real benefit to all residents.
"The improved buses will not only be cheaper to run, but also more environmentally-friendly.
"The significantly lower carbon emissions will result in cleaner air for local people, while there will also be a reduction in noise levels.
"This is particularly important because many of these buses will be used on routes that pass through the Cathedral Quarter of Lincoln.
"This means they will also help protect the cityís heritage and could benefit the tourism industry."
Michael Armstrong, Lincoln Business Improvement Group events and promotions manager, welcomes the new fleet.
He said: "I think itís a fantastic idea.
"Itís such a forward-thinking scheme and will help to protect the heritage of Lincolnís historic area.
"These days, we have to be mindful of the impact we have on the environment and this will not only help reduce carbon emissions but also help preserve the buildings for generations to come.
"This is a trailblazing project and Iím very proud that Lincoln will be at the forefront of green transport."
Helen Menzies is a sales assistant at The Whisky Shop in Bailgate.
She said: "In terms of their positive contribution to the environment, I am very much in favour of these new buses.
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