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By the end of 2023, all of Oxford’s BROOKESbuses will move to a fleet of new electric buses.

The BROOKESbus delivers a vital bus service for students, University staff, and the wider community. It was first introduced in 2009 and in the ten years to 2022 the service has transported approximately 23.5 million people. This has saved an estimated 1.5 million car journeys each year from Oxford’s busy roads and stopped around 15 million kg of carbon emissions.

The 21 electric BROOKESbuses will further increase the sustainability credentials of the service and it is currently expected that the new fleet will be introduced by the end of 2023.

Professor Alistair Fitt, Vice-Chancellor of Oxford Brookes University, said:

“The BROOKESbus service provides a crucial transport service for students, staff, local residents, and visitors to our fantastic city and county. We are pleased to have extended our partnership with Oxford Bus Company and I am delighted that the city’s first fleet of electric buses will be introduced for the BROOKESbus service.

“Oxford Brookes has a strong commitment to sustainability and declared a Climate Emergency in 2021. We have a strategy in place to support Oxford’s ambition of achieving net zero carbon emissions as a city by 2040, ten years ahead of the legal deadline. This exciting development for the BROOKESbus service will play a key role in that important carbon reduction goal.”

Both Oxford Brookes University and Oxford Bus Company are members of the Zero Carbon Oxford Partnership which is committed to working with the Government to accelerate the adoption of clean and sustainable energy in Oxford and across the UK.

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